Robbed in Rome!

The time to go back to Rome has not yet arrived but I know in my heart, I will go back again some day.

From Rome, with love 😊


Getting out of the Termini station at Rome, I had an uneasy feeling. Something about the place. I am not sure what it is. I can’t actually say it’s this particular thing or that. It’s just a feeling, a feeling that senses danger. The feeling that one has in the capital city of a country. Have you ever felt that way?

Beware of cab drivers! You are in Rome!

Hauling a taxi, we headed to the hotel. The taxi driver, an immigrant pointed out important sights on the way making the long trip to the hotel, interesting and just as I had begun to change my opinion and shrug off the the initial feeling I had, we reached the hotel and he said the taxi charge was a whopping 80 Euros! The hotel had said it would be 30 Euros, we argued confidently and he reduced the charge to 40.  We were so proud of ourselves…

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8 responses to “Robbed in Rome!”

  1. Bhavana Avatar

    Interesting post Smitha. Enjoyed reading it. You are really brave to handle that difficult situation.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Bhavna😊. I guess necessity is the mother of mankind. Teaches you everything.


  2. twinklingwords Avatar

    Hey Smitha, what a read this was♥️ Alright, so first of all, travelogues of any kind are beautiful but the ones with a perfect blend of information for future travellers as well as with a story included are the best. Yours was just like that. I’ve got to learn so much about Rome and the places I want to visit. Very informative but not in a boring way because of the engaging narration. I adored the pictures btw😃 ♥️aww!
    Although, I’m so sorry that the wallet was stolen but hey, like you pointed out living in fear is exhausting so inspiring how you didn’t let that deter your spirit. I admired how swiftly you reacted and saved possible loss of money. Thank you for the lessons.
    Yes, I hope you go back and enjoy all the days of your trip this time sans any unpleasant experience. Have a great weekend ☺️

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      You are fast becoming my favorite reader. I absolutely love your comments. Thank you. You make me feel like write more. Italy is definitely a place you must and fun…it’s a perfect mix. Well, I guess my quick reaction comes from the fact that I am in the cards business…atleast some good came of working in cards😀. Being without cash in a foreign country for 3 days was quite a teaching experience but thank God it was the last leg of our journey. Thank you for reading the entire post ( thought it may be a little lengthy) but you stuck on!XOXO

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      1. twinklingwords Avatar

        Aw that’s so nice to hear but that’s because I like your posts😄 they have facts, humour and heart! Please keep writing my friend ☺️,
        I wish I get to visit Rome this year ♥️ and you do too whichever place you want to. See your job helped you even outside of it! I can only imagine how your family managed, saying difficult would be an understatements. Take care! Xoxo

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Thanks Vageesha😊. I’m honored. Well, let’s cross our fingers that the travel bug takes us to new, exciting places. 😊.
          I just realised I have not written a post on the trip after Rome. Will do so. Thx again. Xoxo


  3. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    A very interesting article, Smitha. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Robbie. Just realised that the first time I posted it in 2016, it hadn’t been read by anybody.

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