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Travel Blogs from Rome
... Since we only have two days to view parts of Rome, I decided that I would concentrate on seeing the Coliseum tomorrow. And, today, we head to the area of the Vatican instead. We caught a subway train to that area, and it was extremely crowded on that train! Even when you thought no more people could squeeze themselves in, here comes two or three more people (some with luggage) packing themselves in next to you like sardines!
... or japanese tourists. Royalty and poverty, all rushing through inside the building to catch the great fights of the day. Kings sitting in the shade. The peasants spitting in the sunlight. A bunch of men armed with swords and shields, fighting to their deaths. Not because ...
... venture to Venice. Was about a 6 hour drive. That night we had another amazing meal from the topdeck chefs. Some chicken breasts in a peanutty type sauce and roast veges. That night we sat in a big circle socialising and a few of us ended up at the bar for a bit of a dance. Seems like these guys are a good group but they've already got their little clicks which is what sucks about joining the tour halfway ...
... that coincided with our map. So we walked a few blocks one way then the other, then Jan said -- forget it let's go get a drink! Another reason why I love Jan so -- when all else fails, try alcohol!
So we found a lovely sidewalk cafe, ordered drinks, and eventually had the lasagna recommended to us by a couple from Maryland sitting next to us. Turns out he works with someone whose wife used to work with my husband 30+ years ago. And ...
... Map Gallery, contained a series of maps of all of the regions of Italy. Each map also included one or more detailed inset maps of major cities in the region. The ornate vaulted ceiling of the gallery was covered in paintings.
From the museum galleries we descended into the Sistine Chapel. It was a bit of a surreal experience as they try to maintain an atmosphere of reverence. There are no ...
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