Ouch! The shots for my trip stung a little and my arm aches, but if it keeps me from getting sick then I don't mind!! I am collecting things I need for this 6 week adventure -- mainly a good backpack. We leave soon after July 4th. My mom has never travelled overseas so this should be fun for her! Once she returns home, I still have 4 more weeks of living la dolce vita! I will try to return here often to describe my travels...so bookmark this page if you want to keep up with me!