๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Rome / Cerignola, Italy

< The Wedding Singers >

We were humbly invited to sing at

our friend's wedding which will later be revealed.

It was a beautiful moment ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคต

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๐Ÿท DAY 1

Waiting for our flight at Gatwick Airport โœˆ๏ธ๏ธ

I love going on the plane with my sister.

Our annual silly selfies!

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We went to Rome a few days before the wedding

to spend time with our girlfriends.

They were earnestly waiting for our arrival ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Here are a few pictures of us meeting

just a few days before in London.

Before we knew it we were in Rome!

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๐Ÿด What food comes to mind when you think of Italy?

Mine is Pizza! ๐Ÿ•

Menu: Some kind of vegetable pizza and Salami pizza.

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After a nice coffee we roamed

around Rome for a few hours...

So beautiful!

To save our energy for the next day, we went back to the hotel and got an early night.

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๐Ÿท DAY 2

This trip had us walking and walking!

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๐Ÿ‘ Via della Conciliazione, Borgo

"Via della Conciliazione is a street

in the Rione (neighbourhood) of Borgo within Rome, Italy."

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Here we are at 'Trevi Fountain'.

After walking for hours,

we went for an early dinner in the area.

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๐ŸดSome Homey Italian Restaurant

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As the night went by...

our voices grew louder and emotions deeper...

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Favourite rose wine of the night!!

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Made some new friends

and we promised them we would come back!

One of the most passionate nights I have ever had...๐Ÿ˜‚

I predict we will still be like this

even when we are wrinkly and old.

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decided to have more wine at the hotel,

the two at the front called it a night!

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๐Ÿท DAY 3

As Koreans do, we went to

a Korean restaurant and comforted our hangovers.

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Later, we drove to Vatican City ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ

The weather was so good!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place to visit!

Sorry I don't have any more photos :(

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๐Ÿด After walking around we went for a quick bite.

This was our last day together, as me and Esther

had to drive to Cerignola in the afternoon.

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Shortly, we said Adios to our friends and

began our drive to Cerignola: a 4hr drive ๐Ÿš˜

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We finally arrived at our destination!

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๐Ÿด Nowhere was open, so we had to order pizza for food.

But boy was it good ๐Ÿ•

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Next was our beauty sleep ๐Ÿ’ญ

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๐Ÿท DAY 4

The Big Day!

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Before we get too excited, a little confession.

We had a little accident on the highway during our drive from Rome.

Our tyre got punctured so we changed the tyre upon our arrival at

Cerignola, but didn't realise the back tyre was also punctured.

So..this is what happened...

On a Beautiful Sunday morning: one flat tyre, no garages open,

no clue what road we were on, no wifi, no signal and worst of all,

we should have arrived at the venue by now.

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After calling everyone and panicking,

our superman came to the rescue and very patiently changed our tyre.

And we arrived at exactly the start of the wedding! Thank God!

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๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคต The wedding was magical โœจ

Reunited with our old friends!

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๐ŸŽต A live band played the song

'A Thousand Years by Christina Perry'

as the bride walked down the aisle.

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Here we had couples lined up,

making a for the newly married couple.

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The weather was perfect โ˜€๏ธ๏ธ

They looked so good together!

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After the ceremony,

we headed inside to begin the feast.

Now I had heard that Italians love to eat,

but until this day, I never realised that

they actually could eat all day!

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Each course was served in a different room.

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๐Ÿด Antipasto

We were assigned our seats, as you can see

we sat with our London Korean Church members!

. Menu: Variety of seafood dishes, selection of bread,

mozzarella with ham and so much more.

Plus, champagne ๐Ÿฅ‚

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Photo time with the married couple

just before we went for the second course.

Such a lovely day!

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๐ŸดSecondo

This was the hall where the main events

with the Bride and Groom were held; along with their first dance.

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The couple always made a grand entrance! ๐ŸŒน

The wedding venue filmed the whole ceremony

and edited a video of what they had filmed.

It was amazing to see what they

could create in such a short time.

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We were assigned to our tables once again,

and a bible verse was waiting for each of us.

After eating, drinking & dancing,

we finally moved outside for the finale.

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By this time it was around 8.30pm!

We started eating from around 1pm ๐Ÿ‘‘

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๐Ÿด Dolce

The wedding cake ๐ŸŽ‚

Along with sparklers, coffee & champagne.

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Later, an open bar, DJ & dance floor

were waiting for us!

The Bride and Groom took care of everyone,

always coming to check up on us. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dessert! So good ๐Ÿฆ

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The night was coming to an end and we had to

burn those calories, so we hit it up at the dance floor.

Our group selfie!

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Great to spend time with old friends

and elders from our church ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป

We danced to Hip-hop, Italian & K-pop

and it was officially 10pm!

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After our friends generously drove us to the nearest airport,

we picked up our new car and drove back to Rome.

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๐Ÿท DAY 5

That morning I drove Esther to the airport and spent

2 more days in Rome alone before my flight back to Seoul.

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After my nap, I woke up to this.

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Still, remember to get some fresh air ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ

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The sky was BEAutiful.

Then, I called it a wrap and went back to the hotel.

It was honestly quite a lonely night in Rome...ha

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๐Ÿท DAY 6

๐Ÿš Hop-on hop-off bus tour

If you're looking for a relaxed way to get around,

I recommend this bus tour.

(You will find these buses everywhere at low prices.)

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The famous Colosseum ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

'Circus Maximus'

An ancient Roman chariot racing stadium

and mass entertainment venue.

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Had to get off and walk around here!

Loved the shape of the trees.

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A lot of people don't pay for the Tour Bus experience

because they think it's a rip off, but my experience of it was really great

and you can hop-on and off unlimitedly. To check out the prices click on the website below.

( https://www.hop-on-hop-off-bus.com )

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๐ŸดLast meal in Rome

Menu: Seafood tomato pasta, Salad & White wine

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I don't normally like eating by myself,

but today I wanted to give it a go!

At least I had Harry Potter to keep me company โšก

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Finally time to go home!

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. A short message I came across by the Art Museum.

Nice words of wisdom to end the trip ๐Ÿฆ‰

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Thank you guys for reading!

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Till next time ๐Ÿ‘Š

"Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves,

so be wise as serpents and pure as doves."

Matthew 10:16