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Travel Blogs from Rome
Today we are going on a tour around Rome. After we had breakfast we walked to the bus stop near the Vatican. Along the way I noticed a few beggers. We waited for about 15 minutes for the bus to come. It was a hop-on-hop-off bus. There were 10 stops:1. Vatican City 2. Santa Maria Church 3. Colosseum 4. Circo massimo 5. Piazza Venezia 6. St Angelo 7. Vatican 8. Trevi Fountain 9. Villa Borghese ...
... neatly framed picture of St. Peter's Dome. The perspective is perfect. It looks unreal. I tried to take a photo but my camera did not capture the view through the keyhole. I'll have to print an picture off google images. It was very cool and worth the effort to see in person. Then I'm walking back downhill towards my next destination.
A bus at the bottom of the hill takes me across the Tiber to the Travestere neighborhood. My first destination .. Chiesa di ...
... with a beard) as one of his comedic cult heroes. He apparently has a cable TV show (not shown in Australia, or even in Canada), and his young British fan was chuffed to have signed up for the only private tour of the Colosseum in Rome where he would have the chance to meet his Canadian idol. The young fan even asked the actor/musician to do a piece to camera, saying that he was hanging out with him in Rome as evidence for friends ...
... the street from the convent we stayed in. Maybe while I'm here I can take another trip down there and have a more relaxed and nostalgic trip.
This next week should be interesting. I'll have all my classes and then on Friday night I will head up to Munich with the ESN group for Oktoberfest and get back early Sunday. It will also be a crazy weekend, but hopefully well worth the ...
... 15a - at 1st bar in Trastervere
12:40a - at 2nd bar in Trastervere (where I discovered my FAVORITE beer)
1:45a - back to hotel (concierge takes a photo for us in the lobby)
Whew... what a long day for me!
The story's gonna take a little... I have much to share about the Vatican, but not enough time. As far as the non-Vatican stories are concerned... well, I think the timeline above is informational enough!
Please be patient!