myself a mani/pedi, had a deep conditioning wash for my hair, and had a perfect bubble bath with soap roses and candles while listening to Opera music and drinking a generous glass of red wine. Ahhh... Was that all I needed to feel better? I guess so! I even hired a sexy towel boy for the night to massage my shoulders and wear my towel around his waist to keep it warm until I got out. Just kidding. But if I did, he would like a
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This morning, I was feeling as good as new, so I decided to go to the Vatican and be blessed by the Pope himself. It was incredible to see and hear the reactions of the people around me when he stepped onto the balcony and appeared in front of thousands upon thousands of people in the crowd (including yours truly). I didn't understand anything he said, but that's ok. I really enjoyed being there, and now it's one more thing to cross off my "European Bucket List". Before I left for Italy, I made a list of all the things I want to accomplish while I'm here, but I'm always adding new things to the list. I'm going to post it at the bottom, and cross off the things I've already done. For example... Seeing the pope with the naked eye! That's one thing to cross off now!
If you have any suggestions for me, please feel free to comment or send me a private message to my facebook or e-mail (email@example.com) and if it sounds interesting, I'll add it to the list.
After the Vatican, I had a nice lunch by myself, and ran into this huge group of older people who looked lost. Everyone on the streets knows I'm not Italian so they asked me if I spoke English. Why yes, I do, and so I gave them directions to where they needed to get to. These people were from ICELAND, which was exciting for me, sine I've never met anyone from Iceland before. I showed them exactly where to get and even suggested a pastries shop to try, and they were so grateful. It was especially rewarding because they said that people were right about Canadians, we're just so kind and helpful, and it's true! I'm being such a good little ambassador for my country over here. Afterwards, I walked to the centre so I could check out Rome's International Film Festival. It's the sixth annual festival and is held at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica, which is a world famous art complex. During the festival, the 1,300 sqm walkway is lead to the Cavea outside the Auditorium and transformed into one of the biggest red carpets in the entire world. Its used for international celebrities, but also for festival goers, such as myself.
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Now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for... My European Bucket List!
2. Ride on a gondola in Venice
5. See a live soccer game (write my will before I go)
13. Spend the night at a convent
15. See the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam
16. Go to a live concert
18. Ride on the back of a vespa
20. Take a trip to London, England
27. Learn Italian
28. Learn how to play the harmonica
29. Take a trip to Greece
I want to do everything on this list before I leave in June, because...