I hadn’t been sick in over a year, so naturally, while abroad and pumping my system with vitamin-C, I catch “The Alan.”  Alan may or may not have been the originator of the illness that kept me from the Colosseum and the Forum, but instead of feeling the energy of brutality and imperialism, I slept the crud mostly away. Luckily, I only had to rest up for one day before I felt well enough to participate in the group again.  And, as divine fate would have it, I did get to see the Colosseum and the Forum at night, thanks to a misroute on public transportation.

Selfie @ the Colosseo!