Extreme – Not Expensive – 15Day – Italy Trip

I’m not rich at all, but money hasn’t been a problem to plan on travel. God has always been the sponsor to fulfill every desire my heart has prayed and not prayed for. He is a dream granter, an impossible conqueror, the provider every soul looks for in a father, and a very lovable friend with whom you can enjoy everything.

This time, the bucket list was checked again on the Italian wished dream. What certainly made it an over the top miracle was that my traveling buddies were my Mom and sister. Two years ago, my mom left to live to another city far away from us and her life was so difficult, we couldn’t even imagine been together on such a wonderful trip years later. But a miracle happened and we were able to join Sofia’s plan to visit this beautiful country.

We planned it justa few weeks before, but were able to find nice prices on the plane tickets. Though we found good prices on hotels, they weren’t as nice as we could’ve found with a little more time to book ahead. But, still we managed to reserve on great locations, excellent service and not-so-expensive prices.

In this post I want to share three things with you. First, a postcard with a 4 day Rome itinerary you can print/save, and take with you for a trip you make to Europe and want to add Rome to your plan. Second, a full 15-day itinerary for just Italy with a check space so you can mark on the things you’ve already done. It is written according to locations and was the plan we followed, so it is possible to visit everything on the list. And third, a list of tips if this is your first time that you’ll find helpful before you travel. If you want me to send anything privately to your email, please follow the blog, and I’ll be sending an email with it.

Click on this link to see the whole itinerary—>


List on things you should know:

  • For this specific train we bought the Italian train pass from Eurail for six days of traveling. You can travel six days and distribute them according to your plan; you can use unlimited distances among each day you use. For example, the day we went to Cinque Terre, we used a day of the pass for the 5 towns and to go back to Florence. DOWNLOAD the app it’s easy and needed to plan your leaving and arriving times. You’ll need to buy the pass before your trip. They don’t sell it in Europe.
  • GetYourGuide is one of the best web sites you can find to book on tours and passes to skip lines on the main attractions. We bought the entrance tickets and guide for the Vatican that included the museums, map room, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral. I compared prices with Viator.com and were cheaper.
  • For de Duomo at Florence, Uffizi, Pompeii, we bought them directly to the official website of the places.
  • In Apple Music (and I suppose on Spotify also) you can search for free Audio Guides for most of the famous spots in Italy. I downloaded them before leaving the hotel in order to be able to hear them offline. This shapes you save a lot of money on guides. Italy has a lot of history!!! It’s crazy how many things you can find and won’t be able to retain all the information, so take a notebook with you and you can later search for information on places you found interesting.
  • DON’T TRAVEL ON SUMMER. though I enjoyed a lot, it is SUPER CROWDED and SUPER HOT.
  • For Florence, you will like to buy the ticket for the Duomo, cathedral, baptistery, the tower, and the museum on their website to skip lines, but you’ll need to register the day of your visit to the duomo at their offices in a automatic machine they have available. You can only use the ticket during 72hrs and the Duomo should be your last attraction to get in.
  • You can buy your tickets ahead or at the ticket office for Pompeii, but PLEASE plan your visit ahead or book a guided tour. There’s a map available on their website that indicates different kinds of routes you can make at the place depending on the time you have available.
  • For all the galleries I always try to make a list on the paintings I want to look at each site before I go. This way you won’t miss them, if it’s too crowded or the museum is too big to see everything and you have a tight schedule to stick on for that day.
  • Castle Sant’Angelo has a half price ticket after 7pm which was perfect to see the summer sunset and night view of the city while having dinner at the restaurant.
  • PLEASE BOOK A GUIDE for VATICAN it’s just to much you won’t be able to understand and enjoy anything without it.
  • Taste as many gelatos as you can.
  • Look for the shows happening at the Verona Arena when you’ll be visiting. I missed Evanescene #sadstory
  • This wasn’t exhausting at all, but I recommend you take naps in the trains. Eat as much protein as you can, bring a bottle of water with you. You’ll be able to fill it on the many fountains available around the cities.
  • You’ll need A LOT of cash,unlike other cities in Europe, they charge taxes on hotels apart and in cash at your arrival.

Hoteles we stayed in:

Booked Tours:

AudioGuides Albums on Apple Music:

For more tips, pictures, and crazy reviews, take a look at my instagram profile: @MexicanBugambilia Highlights – “Italia”. You can follow a day by day post with awesome pictures shot by my sister.

“Ciudad de los Dioses” AKA Teotihuacán

Two hours from Mexico City one of the oldest pyramidal basements in the entire world is situated in what means “The City of the Gods”. Two-thousand-years-old city.

It still keeps some original painted murals.

And this is what I found fascinating about this second visit I made the past Monday:

    They were greatly influenced by their contemporaneous , the Mayan. They used their numeration system, some paintings in the walls, shared many of their gods (but with different names), used items developed by them like the rubber vulcanized ball, jade, sea shells, among other traded stuff.
Look at the sea shell
    Women were more important than man because they meant fertility on earth.
    Both the Sun and the Moon pyramids resembled the two hills behind them in form. Just as in Machu Picchu.
    As in Chichén Itzá, the principal pyramid was built over a water spring. In the Sun’s pyramid it was used to offer sacrifices. The one in Kukulkan’s pyramid has just recently been discovered.
    the altar right in front of the Moon’s pyramid was used by the “Tlatoani” to speak to the city and it has such a great acoustic everyone as far as 100 meters could hear him if they were standing over ground level. I’ll show you a demonstration I was forced to make by my friend jaja.
    they had a sophisticated drainage system used for W.C.!!!!!! This is crazy cause only Mayan civilizations had this at this time in the history of the entire WORLD.
Water flow recreation
    They didn’t care much for the ecology as I thought, they were pretty wasteful and tear down tons of trees that later made the land dry and ran out of water and food because of this….. Many of the vegetation you get to see here is not the original, but you can see the original in a little garden INAH made to recreate the natural ecosystem back then.
    There’s a Japanese archeologist working for Tehotihuacan.
    They used obsidian as lenses to see the sun and analyze eclipses and other astronomical events.

Love this place, love my culture, love learning new things from Mexico’s history and links among prehispanic cultures. Después de esto debes visitar el Templo Mayor en el centro histórico y después recorrer la sala maya, Mexica y de Tehotihuacán del Museo de Antropología e Historia.

Not the fittest

Whoever has the luck to know me, remembers I’m the worst at sports. I’m extremely clumsy, highly weak, hate diets and spending money on any kind of expertise clothes.

A year ago, my pastor invited us to prove ourselves we could exercise our character by exercising physically. I try to always accept new challenges that will encourage my soul to get new spiritual victories. It doesn’t matter if by challenges means living an imminent trial, or face the discipline of a bad decision or sin. I know this life is short and anything matters if it will make it great up in heaven. So … this was a hard one for my beautiful, spoiled flesh.

Anyways… I started running, which I happened not to hate at all. The day I started I ran five km ! So it was not that bad. A week later I ran 8 kilometers (two from which I ran eating a delicious banana bread I found in the way back) and I felt great. A week after this one, I decided it would be good to buy some help for my tennis to make it more comfy to step. BAAAAAD IDEA I couldn’t even run three kms and I was in a huge knee pain I couldn’t even stand up. I didn’t went immediately to the doctor, so it got worse, and after three days of not getting any better, I decided to go to a friend’s physiotherapy gym.

I got better after I took the third session with this friend. He invited me to keep on going to the gym for functional workouts. I thought I could give it a try so I payed for a whole month subscription and I started right away.

Because I payed, I felt greatly motivated to go for at least three days a week. When the month finished, I couldn’t lie to myself. I was in love with this new thing. I paid for the next month and started going four days a week.

None of my family or friends believed what they were seeing. I was actually enjoying exercise.

Last month I realized it’s been a year since I first started, and I wanted to share my experience in a list so it may motivate you to start. If you have started, but feel discouraged about something, I hope this anecdotes can motivate you to continue.

    I’m clumsy as hell. I was afraid this wouldn’t be easy at all for me to do Functional Workouts cause it involves coordination, equilibrium, concentration which I happened to lack. For example, the first week they made me jump the rope. I’ve never done it before (as shocking as it sounds), but I tried, and tried and tried. At the end of the month I was able to do it. Now I love it haha.
    Once the instructor taught me how to use de TRX to do push ups. Thank God I was alone, cause I can’t tell you how long it took me to get it. We laughed for like 10 minutes jajaja.
    On Fridays I invite some friends to train with me. It makes it a motivation, because if you know me, I can’t have a Friday without plans. And this keeps me from not going, I make it “part of my Friday plan”. Soooo Party, we put on the music we like, laugh and compete (secretly). It feels so good to get out from the gym to continue partying the afternoon away. Jaja no regrets after desserts
    There was this time when, on Friday with a friend, we were doing an exercise with elastic bands. We were told to pay attention at the instructor first and then do the exercise. Of course I started imitating the instructor instead of waiting, and accidentally lost control of the band and it slammed my neck. We were not able to breathe for minutes; I was laughing so hard.
    There’s no way I can train with reggaeton, my breathing gets irregular, I start concentrating on the pain because I can’t sing to that music, my mind starts getting anxious because of the lyrics,, etc. So it has been really important for me that I can suggest the music I like to train with. That’s one the most important reasons why I continue in this gym. It’s no joke, for me to achieve goals during one day training, this has been crucial.
    Instructors are so relaxed, they keep the gym in a great mood, so you, as a girl, won’t feel observed. There’s always a feeling of respect among everyone and this helps not to get embarrassed and continue trying your best. You can get to feel the most confident on their instruction, that it makes it easy for you to build a good relationship with them and see the results in your body shape. They help you to achieve your personal goals, and motivate you do more than you think you’re able.
    After two months of exercising, my health improved in many ways. Relieving stress through working out is one of the GREATEST benefits I’ve got from it. Having less stress means better health.
    There has been a lot of times when, while doing some exercise, I start screaming to myself “I can’t do this”, “I’m done”, “I need to stop”, etc. It has been great to see what happens when I don’t believe myself and continue. I have achieved more than I ever imagine doing.

I could continue listing the many experiences I have won after a year of conquering this area in my life. I think character and discipline are things you can’t only pray for, those two aspects must be tried. For me, starting was the most difficult part of the experience. Continuing depends on how much you care about how others see you. If you do this for yourself, and to grow spiritually, it’s enough motivation. The other results you get after training, are great byproducts that help you make it part of your life routine.

If you have any excuses for this, just look at me. I’ve always been bullied for my clumsiness, I’ve always been weaker than my friends, vanity is not a motivation for me, and I will always love eating desserts. Write a comment to share your fears, or experiences. It would be great to laugh at others’ embarrassing moments.

the proof in videos:

Era la última ronda de cuatro. Si se dan cuenta, todos estos ejercicios los logré en una misma rola. Jajaja

Mini Tour Centro Histórico

Llevaba años sin comer buena comida china. Es una tristeza que no hayan tantas opciones buenas, bonitas y baratas en la CDMX para este tipo de comida.

Durante la semana investigué qué lugar el mejorcito de nuestro renovado barrio Chino porque quería hacer un recorrido y ver qué tal había quedado.

Les dejo imágenes del Photoshoot que aprovechamos a hacer, pero no hay de la comida jajaajaja. Si quieren saberse la historia de la comida, está en mi instagram en los highlights. El lugar es Hong King. Volvería, pero sólo si el gerente me vuelve a atender; porque de ahí en fuera la atención no es su fuerte.

Nos encanta ser turistas en la CDMX. Siempre hay algo nuevo que recorrer, buenos lugares para comer, historia, gente y especímenes de quiénes aprender. Esta vez hasta nos tocó bailar con una buenísima banda de rockers de los 70s y conocer a Juanita. Caminamos desde “la farmacia internacional” hasta el MUNAL y de regreso hasta Café Nin Mailob en la Juárez.

El barrio chino, no tiene chinos, está muy chuiquito y todos venden lo mismo. Creo que tiene mucho potencial para crecer y atraer a más gente. Confío en que se volverá un China Town tan cool como el de otras grandes ciudades.

Gracias a “Fofi” por las fotos. Síganla en Instagram, es muy buena. @SofiaGT I’m no poser sooooo las fotos son sin edición jajajaja maja

Trying not to be asaltada. Hong King a mis espaldas

Traducción: Achis Achis los Mariachis

Desde la torre latino en la cafetería

Atrás: El Cardenal.

Mi falda Cath Kidston

Uno de los más hermosos restaurantes del mundo me atrevería a decir. Sanborns de Los Azulejos

buscando qué sigue en el tour

Palacio de Correos Español JOYA


Not Posing…

por fin revisando esta belleza de libro #need

The UKs

Aquí les dejo el itinerario que armé para un viaje por parte del Reino Unido!

Creo que ha sido uno de los mejores viajes de mi vida. La temporada que escogimos lo hizo más especial. Así que si piensas pasar un Año Nuevo en London-Baby, este itinerario te interesa!!

Conserven este comentario para cuando estén leyendo el itinerario: I’m a CRAZY walker. Es un viaje 100% intenso. Caminando he descubierto muchos lugares especiales.

Les dejo la foto del Programa que hice… soy una maniaca ajjajaa

Tips: compren el LONDON PASS con tarjeta de transporte ilimitado.

El tour gratuito de Escocia lo encuentran en TheHairyCoo.com

Compren el Britrail.com para viajar en tren (mil veces mejor que avión) entre el Reino Unido.

PD. Si quieren que les mande los links y el itinerario completo, escriban un mail a este correo: contacto@bugambilia.me

Sería muy feliz si me escriben sus dudas o quieren más tips! Espero sus commentssss

Hope for strong Christian wives 💪

Sooooo lately it’s been a lot of bombarding about wrong feminism Vs. Macho views in the air. I don’t know you, but for me, more than just being annoyed, I’m starting to feel hurt over the expectations they have upon me as a women and upon my husband as men. 

I’m just tired of hearing personal points of view towards each gender role and sick of the misunderstandings of what the plan God pre-designed for each is. 

I just waited a little bit for my heart to calm to re-read this list a married couple shared with many couples at a conference to know how to keep on serving together in a ministry. 

For me, living for God and serving others as a team has ALWAYS been the motto of my marriage. I wouldn’t have been married otherwise. So it insults me a bit that one may think I’m in constant expectation for my husband to fill my closet with beautiful clothes and shoes. The reality of a serving couple is that they’re a team and each has their own responsibilities and gifts to complement the needs of a family and other ministry (family DO IS a ministry) and the plan God has for their particular circumstances.  I could make a lot of memes on “Expectations vs. Reality” about the daily life of a full-time serving couple that they’ll make you feel either shocked or start laughing without end. 

Ok… I told you I’m a LITTLE calmed not that I’m at peace with this…and plus my personality doesn’t help jaja. I’ll be expecting your comments and experiences. Praying God strengthens our determination to serve Him and may this keep us focused as married couples on the eternal things, I hope you find hope for your uniqueness in the body of Christ. 

Here’s the list: 

Working Together in Ministry

  1. Work as a team: it takes adjustments, work in deference before getting into the Learning Center.
  2. Allow God define your ministry: God is the One Who calls and equips. Psalm 62:5 “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” Define goals and strengths. Divide students into groups per work, ages, levels, etc. Decide better what will work for your school. Students should have their needs met.
  3. Appreciate each other’s differences: surrender your will to make other do things your way. Not only see, but appreciate other’s pint of view too. Trust each other. Admit when you’re wrong. Avoid criticism as it was a plague. Give your spouse acceptance on what he/she achieves.
  4. Affirm each other publicly and privately: no benefit on just thinking about it, but on publicly stating it. Others will be observing. You can get wisdom from each other because we are different. Share ideas to be more efficient. Celebrate Success!! YOU’RE NOT COMPETING! Be there for each other’s disappointments. “WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT!”
  5. Respect your husbands: Respect is as vital as oxygen to live. Wives are the ones from whom husbands need respect the most. Enjoy more, complain less. Support his ministry. If I support his ideas, he will not stop dreaming. When ministry gets hard turn into the book of Ruth where she submits her will and says “your God will be my God..”
  6. Love your wife: Sometimes is more important for her that you listen to what she has to say rather than giving her instructions. 
  7. Share responsibilities and feelings: “you” is less important than “we”. Be a team until death. Find time to talk. Marriage is a 100% PLUS another 100%, but sometimes you’ll have to give more than that. Talk when you feel you’re carrying more burden than the other part. If your marriage is strong, it will bring good fruit. 
  8. Revaluate your ministry if it is affecting your marriage: It is dangerous to be more compromised to ministry than marriage. 1 Corinthians 10:12 “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” Your relationship with God is more important than your ministry, and if your marriage is affecting your relationship with God, let other things aside to keep it healthy. Don’t let your personal life get around your work. You need to share things together. Whatever you like to do, do it together. Plan time out together. Reconnect things. RELAX & DREAM TOGETHER.
  9. Be each other’s best friend: this way, you will stand ministry pressures.
  10. Pray together: Turn to the Lord together for strength. Praise your staff, pray with them regularly. Pray for children. Don’t wait for crisis to start praying. Respect each other professionally.




Aura bistro 

Aura Bistro –> Bueno, bonito y cero caro

Pan francés delicioso, un tazón de fruta y café por menos de $100!

La atención es excelente y el sazón también. Acogedor y bien diseñado. Aceptan tarjeta y abren en días festivos.


answered prayer

UK 2016

Emocionada al mil por el próximo viaje. Nada como empezar un nuevo año viajando a nuevos lugares.

Para empezar, quiero aclarar, que aunque viajamos con dos primas, estaremos festejando nuestro cuarto año de casados. SI !! mi esposo y yo amamos andar de “pata de perro” dentro y fuera de la ciudad.

La elección para esta nueva aventura será el Reino Unido. Ya fuimos a Londres una vez, pero no tuvimos tiempo suficiente de “changarrear”, sólo de visitar los “musts” de está contrastante ciudad. En esta ocasión añadiremos al viaje tres ciudades más del Reino Unido, terminando así de visitarlo por completo. Edimburgo, Escocia y Cardiff, Gales, serán destinos en otros países y sumándose dentro del recorrido por Inglaterra, dormiremos una noche en York.

Obvio estamos emocionados, pero no sabemos qué clima nos depara Dios para este tan anhelado viaje. Ninguno de los cuatro hemos visto caer nieve, lo más cercano fue nuestra visita al Nevado de Toluca, lo cual by-the-way casi resulta en nuestra muerte, no entiendo cómo no hay anuncios de Protección Civil para advertir lo peligrosa que puede ser la zona que está detrás de los lagos MY GOD! Anyways, nos estamos preparando con todo para un frío extremo y que nuestro sueño se cumpla de ver la nieve en una época tan bonita como el invierno.

Ya dimos unos cuantos pasos para iniciar la travesía, los cuales listo a continuación por si alguno anda perdido (como yo lo estuve) y quiere saber qué sigue en su lista.

  1. Aprovechamos en abril, una SÚPER promoción y compramos los boletos en Aeroméxico en $10,000 MXN cada uno. así como lo lees 10,000 PESOTES MEXICANOS. No es primera clase, pero nosotros no nos hemos acostumbrado jamás a ese tipo de comodidades, así que, no la extrañaremos.
  2. Desde Junio empezamos a hacer las reservaciones de hoteles con mis tres “B’s”: Bueno, Bonito y Barato. En cuanto regrese del viaje prometo hacerles una reseña de cada lugar para que los consideren en su lista o de plano byeeee. Lo que si les puedo recomendar son los buscadores que ocupamos. Yo soy de esas maniáticas que comparan todos los precios y todos los beneficios antes de tomar alguna decisión. Hoteles.com es una herramienta, fácil de ocupar, llevan un sistema de recompensas que se me hace bastante práctico y alcanzable. Si estás inscrito en la página, por cada 10 noches en hoteles reservados, te regalan una noche. Los precios son casi los mismo a otras páginas, y si hay alguna página donde te los den más baratos, ellos te igualan el precio, lo cual esta cool. Ya he reservado dos veces a través de ellos y he quedado 100% satisfecha. Booking.com también es una página amigable al usuario, pero no tienen tantas promociones reales. Ahí reservé ya un hostal, a ver qué tal me sale. A través de mis millas con Club Premier de Aeroméxico pagué el hotel en Edinburgo, el cual también encontré en una tarifa razonable en hoteles.com y reservé para nuestras primas. Intenté mil veces contactar alguien que nos hospedara en Couchsurfing sin éxito, una historia muy triste.  De todos modos, creo que si viajas solo o con una persona más, es más probable que acepten hospedarte. Si lo intentas, compártelo plz para saber tu experiencia  con tu host y todo el sistema de la organización.
  3. Como llegamos el 31 de Diciembre, estaremos celebrando el año nuevo justo en Londres. Desde agosto estuve viendo cómo festejan los Londinenses esta celebración y me inscribí a la página del “Mayor of London” donde harían la venta para presenciar los fireworks del London Eye y sus alrededores. Por fortuna me inscribí con tiempo para la preventa que hacen en Junio y que pudimos escoger una excelente ubicación. Justo en el punte que conecta el BigBen con el London Eye! El costo fue de £10.00 por ticket. Como buenos ingleses te dan todas las especificaciones necesarias para la entrega de los tickets y la entrada al evento que, desde este año, empezaron a cobrar por seguridad de los miles de asistentes que todos los años disfrutan de este evento.
  4. Teniendo una excelente experiencia en el viaje anterior, decidimos volver a invertir en London Pass, though we’ve already visited many of the concurred spots, the girls haven’t, so it will be a pleasure to take them were we’ve been and loved to meet. Si haces cuentas, te puede salir más barato que ir comprando las entradas de los lugares uno por uno. No olvides incluir el Travel Card porque te quitas un peso de encima sabiendo que al transporte que quieras te puedes subir. El viaje pasado, nos subimos a los Double-deckers como si fueran hop-on & hop-off, estuvo increíble. Uno de los beneficios que más disfruté fueron las audio-guías que se incluyen en las entradas y que en muchos lugares NO TIENES QUE HACER FILA (la paciencia no es lo mío jiji).
  5. Habiendo probado ya el viajar dentro de Europa en avión, decidimos esta vez intentar los trenes. Mucha gente nos lo ha recomendado y en precio, sale casi igual. Lo padre del tren es que te ahorras tiempo de transporte a los aeropuertos, tiempo de espera para el vuelo, dinero para llegar y salir del aeropuerto, puedes documentar equipaje sin restricciones y disfrutas los paisajes durante el recorrido. Después de comparar todos los precios y modos disponibles, nos dimos cuenta que el Reino Unido tiene un sistema de trenes bastante eficiente y bien conectado. Lo que más nos convino fue comprarlo a través de Mundo Joven, una agencia de viaje con promociones frecuentes y excelente servicio al cliente. Asesorada por el vendedor Sadrac Austria y despee´s de una laaaaarga investigación por mi cuenta en miles de páginas de internet, decidimos escoger un pase flexible. Depende de los días que viajarás puedes escoger la cantidad de días flexibles que necesitarás, si viajas días consecutivos, te conviene más el pase de días consecutivo. En nuestro caso, no viajaremos día tras día, sino sólo durante cuatro días de nuestra estancia de 15 días, así que, nos funcionará más el pase flexible. BritRail es la línea de trenes que nos vendió Sadrac. Nos  hizo una promoción por viajar los cuatro juntos y me respetó el precio en pesos aunque el dolar cambió del día que se lo pedí al día que lo pagué.
  6. Para Escocia ya apartamos un tour que resulta ser TOTALMENTE GRATIS. FREE Scottish Highlands Tour!
    Les dejo la página para que lo chequen. Está calificado en TripAdvisor y toda la cosa.  Te piden los datos de la tarjeta para reservarlo, porque dicen que si no vas, te cargan el costo real del viaje. Dicen que lo hacen gratis porque quieren que tu pagues conforme a tu nivel de satisfacción y no por negocio de alguna empresa, lo cual me parece una excelente idea!! de marketing  Entonces, si al final lo deseas, puedes dejarles una propina. —–> The Hairy Coo <—–

Espero les sea de ayuda la información para empezar sus planes. Como pueden darse cuenta, estoy emocionada jaja. Iré subiendo más detalles en cuanto tenga algo nuevo que contarles. Comenten, pregunten y sugieran.

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