We’ll be in Italy through the holy week and Easter. We aren’t religious at all, so when booking the ticket, the only holiday I was concerned with was the one called ‘Spring Break’. But there we will be – in Italy on it’s holiest of days.
Which raises a dilemma. Should we try to ‘see’ or experience some of the madness? Is it worth saying we were on St. Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday? Even if we do it, we wouldn’t stay long, that’s for sure. Getting in and out could be a nightmare, and I don’t like nightmares. Plus, Rome will be swamped that weekend and hotels will be VERY expensive.
I didn’t go to the Obama inauguration (good call).
I’ve never been to the Macy’s parade on Thanksgiving (good call).
I’ve never been to Times Square on New year’s Eve (good call).
Did you catch that pattern? I don’t really like crowds. They seem so much better in pictures than they are in real life. So I’m leaning against doing it.
But, still, it would make a good story. And the point of travel is to experience this kind of stuff, right?