A Parrot in Prague, A Twizy in Rome, What the Heck is this? Unliking My Likes….(And Other Misc Items…)

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Okay, okay. It’s a macaw in Prague but that doesn’t rhyme.
It’s a Twizy
A cute little Twizy,
Open the door
Drive it off
and don’t forget your mom!

(Some of you may be able to prompt your senior cerebellums to recall the Polaroid Swinger jingle? This was my first camera and I still have one shot to prove it. I was about 8 or 9…. The rest of you will have to google this archaic artifact of photographic lore…. See if you can find the jingle. It was awesome…..)
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Anyhoo, multi-tasking in Rome. This woman can talk on the phone, open her car door, put her mom in the back seat, talk to me in Italian about her car, and drive off, ALL AT ONCE!
I consider myself quite the multi-tasker. But this woman has clearly put me to shame.
And why, for heaven’s sakes, did wordpress print this in red?
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Have you ever driven in Rome? I would require medication, even without the multi-tasking.
But, when in Rome…
Are you looking at me?
A gulls eye view in Gibraltar.
What, pray-tell, is this floral stunner from Vienna?
And this from Spain?
Jim ate it. He said it was sweet.
A tulip in Prague.
An Iris in Cartagena.
A Lebasque in Vienna.
And finally, does wordpress ever unlike your likes? It does this to me sometimes and it is quite frustrating. I set aside time to read your posts and if I like the post, I indicate it. I go back later and see sometimes that my likes have not recorded. Quite concerning because I want you to know when I like your posts. Has this happened to you?
I guess I have to talk to one of those “Happiness Engineers” at wordpress…..
Cheers & happy weekend.

The Other Rome: Where the Romans Live!


The views from our hotel room window.
If you have never been to Rome, you will want to stay somewhere close to the city centre and incredible Roman sites that brought you here. If however, you have been to Rome before and are after a different experience without the hordes of tourists, where Romans live, dine and shop, you might want to consider staying north of the city center, outside the city walls, near the neighborhoods around the Villa Borghese. This is what we did on this trip and had quite a different, quieter, more peaceful experience of Rome. It also has an additional benefit of offering nicer accommodations that are less expensive than city center options. Check out some photos and see what you think.
A peaceful home’s side entrance. There are no car horns here, no taxis racing around, the only sounds are bird songs and the occasional dark barking. Pure relaxation.
Rome side street
Oh, did I mention the Italians like good food……
Someone’s porte-cochere (Car port) ceiling…..
Some Roman homes…..

Oh, and the only nearby tourist attraction, The Villa Borghese…….
The headquarters of the Carbineri (Italian Military Police) are nearby. So you are, uhhhh, quite safe here……
Ciao from peaceful Rome……we’re heading north tomorrow.