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Travel Blogs from Rome
... br> THEN we started to walk around behind the piazza, and saw a super old coin mint. It was right next to the remains of an ancient temple to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom. She was known as Minerva the Admonisher, which apparently in Latin was 'moneta.' And since the coin mint got built right next to the temple....we now have the Italian word for coin, 'moneta.'
Once we'd actually walked all the way around behind the museum building....the Roman Forum ...
... have one more cigarette while taking in the view before a good nights sleep so I can find out all I can in the next couple of days. I haven't a hope in hells chance of discovering everything but I'm going to give it a damn good go to find out what Roman life is and was all about. Due to horrific lighting conditions no pictures of actual buildings could be taken hence the photograph of my first Italian ...
... t want to go into the details, suffice it to say that the hotel’s customer service hot line had no one answering and when I walked down to the front desk I was told there wasn’t anything that could be done. It will be quiet at 11 PM – and be starting again at 6 AM in the morning – I was nice to the staff person who couldn’t do anything, but tired and frazzled – why they would offer this room at all is beyond me. ...
... to this city (something I did about 26 years ago!)...Yay, it works!
I felt like shopping (Daryl took a photo of me as soon as I said it!), and we just so happen to stumble on this gorgeous jewellery shop, where I bought a ring, two pairs of earrings, and a necklace. Not bad !
Now we are home for some down time, and will probably eat olives, salami, cheese and bread for dinner... then head out again when it is dark to get dessert and look around.
night, there was a group of about 10 of us who partied the night away
eventually getting back to the hostel at 7am, good times! The next day
however, bad times! What to do when you've barely had any sleep and have
no place to stay during the day? Sleep on the beach of course! I
wouldn't be recommending Rome's beaches to many people but for me on
that day it was perfect, but generally their sand is very dark and the