And we’re off!

An early start got us from Victoria to Montreal, and then overnight to Rome, courtesy of Air Canada. One airport shuttle later, and we were on the steps of our AirBnB in the heart of Rome— and barely standing, due to jet lag.

Taking off from Montreal

Then a hard crash on the bed, a run to the grocery store, slices of thin Roman pizza on the steps of a fountain, and a selfie near the Colosseum (aka tomorrow’s main event) before a return to our accommodation to get ready for the next 50 days on the road.

Colosseum Selfie

But first shaking the jet lag. Night 1 = 12 hours thrashing in bed to produce maybe 3 hours of intermittent sleep.