July 9, 2017

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.

June 5, 2017


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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.

May 1, 2017


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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.

January 24, 2017

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

April 22, 2016


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Edited: This was first posted in 2013. In fact the pictures bore the watermark of my blog's first web address. 
The first time I set foot in Rome, I already knew  that it would be my favorite city.