TWO HOURS IN VATICAN MUSEUM

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Believe me two hours inside the Vatican Museum is not enough. You have to allot at least half a day or better yet a one  whole day to see all of masterpieces....If that's so  then why did I spent only two hours? It was part of my “Vatican by Train: Vatican Full Day Tour” ticket.

I was at the Museum’s entrance at around 8:00 AM. Since I pre booked online ,which is a must for my chosen tour, the security staff allowed me to skipped the line upon showing my  booking confirmation. I  went straight  to the Guided Tour Desk to collect my Museum tickets, maps and audio guide. 

I had to navigate the massive Museum on my own though the map was a big help. It was already passed 9:00 AM when I reached the Sistine Chapel. I stayed here for awhile admiring its  ooh so beautiful ceiling by the very famous Michelangelo.  Picture taking is not allowed here but I guessed many tourists can’t resists. I just smiled whenever I saw someone sneakily taking pictures. 
Vatican Museum is so hard to describe. I don’t even know where to begin with that’s why I will just post some of the pictures  I took to give you a glimpse of what’s inside in one of the world’s largest and most visited museum.
























some of the paintings and murals.











and what interests me most.. the ceilings.









ROME IN A DAY

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What’s your favorite city? Mine is Rome. I love its centuries old ruins that are beautifully preserved. I love walking on its cobblestoned streets. I love window shopping in its world renown fashionable Via Condotti.  And  of course, I so love the food.

Rome is a big city full of attractions but if you have a limited time ….if you only have one day then this is for you.

HOW TO GET TO ROME CITY CENTER FROM FUMICINO AIRPORT(FCO)

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So you’ve finally booked that ticket to Rome. Took the plane and landed safely in Leonardo da Vinci Internation Airpot.  Otherwise known as   Fumicino Airport is located at  approximately 35km or 21 miles from Rome’s  city center. How do you get into the city center?  Here   are few ways to reach the historical center.

took this photo aboard the FL1 line in Fumicino train terminal. Leonardo Express and FL1 trains
share the same station and platforms.

SOUTH AMERICA ITINERARY- FEMALE SOLO BACKPACKER

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Early this year I had my  most ambitious travel yet. I backpacked South America alone for more than a month. I had wanted to stay longer but my vacation leave would not allow me.



Casa per Ferie Madre Nazarena Roma :Where to Stay in Rome

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Disclaimer:  This is not a sponsored post. I personally paid for my stay.

 I came to know Casa Per Ferie Madre Nazarena through my  friend who is a  nun. She belongs to the Figlie Del Divino Zelo congregation who owns and operates the said establishment.  I was supposed to visit her only but I decided to stay over because there were no more trains available going to Milan. From that day on I always stay in Casa per Ferie whenever I am in Rome.  I longed its tranquilness. I just love staying here. It’s my home away from home.

Schengen Visa: One Pass For 26 Countries

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5  European countries came together on the 14th day of June in 1985  to form  and conceptualize “ The Schengen Agreement” . Spearheaded by Germany, France, Luxemburg , Belgium and Netherlands,  all member states of this newly form state union will  have  free trade access and a uniform visa. It means that if a person has a valid visa in one of the member states he/she can freely move around the Schengen area without securing additional  visa from each of the other member countries. It works similar to that of the United States of America.  Schengen, for those who don’t know yet, is a small town in Luxemburg and not some kind of jumbled words.

Where Can Your Philippine Passport Take You? (Visa Free Countries)

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In my previous post about travelling with a third world passport (click here for the link) I wrote that there are countries that Filipinos can  visit without a visa or get a visa upon arrival.


Travelling With A Third World Passport

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My recent trip to the South America was a once in a lifetime experience. It was also at this time wherein I realized that indeed travelling with a passport from a third world country has its own perks.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY DOOR

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On December 8  year 2015 , during the celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of  the St. Peter’s Basilica. From this day until November 20, 2016, for us Roman Catholic is the Feast of Christ the King, exactly 349 days  is the period of prayer. It is the time of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.  Jubilee year  should be predetermined way before  and  it is  celebrated every 25 years  with the last one  in year 2000 during the time of  Pope John Paul II.

WALKING AROUND VATICAN GARDENS ON A RAINY DAY

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I toured the Vatican gardens  as part of my  “Vatican By Trains: Vatican Full Day “ ticket. For 40 euro  you will have the opportunity to visit  the vast  Vatican Museum and guided tour of the  Barberini garden in Albano Laziale.


Inside the Pope’s Private Garden via the Papal Train

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Pope Francis is  well known for his humility and love for the people. That I think is the reason why he decided to open the Barberini garden’s to the public.

How to Visit the Garden and the Pontifical Villas
I booked   the  “Vatican By Train:Vatican Full Day”  online at the Vatican Museum Tickets website for 40euro. The tour includes a visit to the Vatican Museum and guided tour of the Vatican gardens. Afterwards, take the train at