We almost didn’t make it, my team and I. We received our Schengen Visa just two days before our scheduled flight, and our plane tickets mere hours before takeoff. Everything, it seemed, was against our going to Rome to cover the historic canonization of the country’s second saint, San Pedro Calungsod. But with his intercession, […]
Perhaps one of the highlights of my trip to Europe last year was the unexpected, albeit very profound visit to La Scala Sancta or The Holy Stairs in Rome. My group had no scheduled tour that afternoon so we had time to go sightseeing around Rome. We ended up at La Scala Sancta, located in […]
If you plan to walk around these medieval streets for one whole day, make sure to wear proper footwear. I made the grave mistake of wearing ballet flats which had no foot support at all. I couldn’t feel my toes by the end of the day.