Spell Saab

In light of the recent attacks that happened in Paris, I’d like to invite everyone who reads my blog to say a quick prayer for all the people who were affected by the senseless act of violence. Despite everything, I hope my succeeding blog posts will serve as a reminder of how lovely Europe is. Thank you.

Woke up early on a Wednesday to catch our flight from Paris to our next destination: Rome. Nothing much happened except the handle of my Rimowa broke when the Uber driver carried it. I heard that I can bring it to any branch and they will fix it. I really hope they do.

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We stayed at a very hip district in Rome called Trastevere in a nice 2-floor AirBnb.

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Well-stocked closets!

FIRST STOP: get some pizza. Found a restaurant nearby that had rave reviews on TripAdvisor. It’s called DAR POETA and that’s where I learned that people in Italy actually ordered 1 pizza each. My kind of people.

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Hungry boy

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We had the rest of the afternoon to just walk around and discover the city.

Gelato

Gelato

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He accidentally tucked his shirt into his jeans pocket. What a nerd ?

My favorite drummer!

My favorite drummer!

Sup with that guy on the right?

Sup with that guy on the right?

Italian women are so FIIIINE! Check out that mom with the stroller. She's more fit than me D:

Italian women are so FIIIINE! Check out that mom with the stroller. She’s more fit than me ?

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The beautiful Tiber river

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I wish buildings in Manila were shorter so we could see the sky more.

I wish buildings in Manila were shorter so we could see the sky more.

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Daming dramatic shots

Daming dramatic shots

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Gepetto

Gepetto

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CUTIE

CUTIE

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Saw this artist on the street

Saw this artist on the street

A crowd started forming around her. Her hands moved so quickly. Those 2 kids in front didn't mind the fumes.

A crowd started forming around her. Her hands moved so quickly. Those 2 kids in front didn’t mind the fumes.

I later learned that these designs were made by a lot of street artists around Italy. Regardless, I think they're very talented.

I later learned that these designs were made by a lot of street artists around Italy. Regardless, I think they’re very talented.

He he he get it?

He he he get it?

Cute art but the artist yelled at me to stop taking a photo so I didn't buy anything ?

Cute art but the artist yelled at me to stop taking a photo so I didn’t buy anything ?

Saw the famous Trevi fountain but it was under construction like a lot of other monuments around the city. They're all being cleaned for the Jubilee year next year.

Saw the famous Trevi fountain but it was under construction like a lot of other monuments around the city. They’re all being cleaned for the Jubilee year next year.

We were starving by dinner time and I asked Jim if he wanted me to check out TripAdvisor. I wanted to check out reviews of nearby restaurants. He said we should “take a risk” by entering a restaurant at random.

This isn’t going to be that helpful because I can’t remember the name of the restaurant we ducked into. It had started to drizzle so we just entered the nearest decent-looking place. I hate to tell Jim “I told you so” but that was the worst restaurant we went to for our entire European trip. Hahaha. The food was SO bland.

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Looks good but it tasted like plain pasta.

Porcini mushroom pasta looks good but it tasted like paper.

Margherita Pizza didn't have basil so we asked for some..

Margherita Pizza didn’t have basil so we asked for some..

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Even with the basil it was nothing great

We learned later on that some restaurants really don’t serve whole basil leaves on their Margherita Pizza. I really think they should, though, because that’s the Italian flag right there: red (tomatoes), white (cheese), and green (basil).

Caught a live band while we walked around a piazza. It was very romantic to say the least.

Caught a live band while we walked around a the Piazza della Rotonda near the Pantheon. It was very romantic to say the least.

Spotted a bride and groom xx

Spotted a bride and groom xx

More photos of our second day in Rome when we booked a full-day tour! That’s coming up!

♥,
Saab

November 18, 2015

Saab

14 Comments

  1. Reply

    KC Villera

    November 16, 2015

    super cute ng room nyo sa AirBnb.!!! anyway, you look so fine sa solo pic mo na black & white :) x

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      Saab

      November 16, 2015

      Thanks!!:D

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    Rosalia

    November 17, 2015

    Gumagwapo ba si Jim or gumagwapo nga sya? hehehe

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      Saab

      November 18, 2015

      Yes and yes!!!!

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    Berna

    November 17, 2015

    I was devouring on your posts and then the Paris attacks happen two days after and my first thought was omg, kakagaling lang dun ni Miss Saab! My prayers always include comfort for the family of the victims and peace on earth. Thank you for all your awesome posts by the way. I read everything.

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      Saab

      November 18, 2015

      Thank you, Berna!

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    Janine

    November 17, 2015

    Been itching to see you perform live and I keep telling my boyfriend about this so we’re going to Route 196 this Saturday for you!! Sana you’ll let me have a photo with you! xx Love you!! :)))

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      Saab

      November 18, 2015

      OMG YAY!!

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    Harriette

    November 18, 2015

    Too bad that pasta dish looked so yummy. :/

    Your photos look so good!

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      Saab

      November 18, 2015

      Thank you, Harriette!:)

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    Louise

    November 19, 2015

    Hi Saab! I’m in love with your photos! And I really enjoyed reading your blogs especially your Europe trip posts! :)

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      Saab

      November 19, 2015

      Yayyy :)

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    Rachel

    January 28, 2016

    Hey Saab! I’m currently trying to plan my family’s DIY trip and was wondering how you got around Rome. What mode of transportation did you guys use? Thank you! :-)

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      Saab

      February 15, 2016

      Around Rome, we just walked!! We stayed in Trastevere, pretty much everything was walkable :) Jim and I drank beer and walked for 4 hours straight because we got lost but we didn’t even notice. It was very romantic.:)

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