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Very friendly staff, english speaking, clean rooms. Would stay again
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... highest rate of all countries (clocking in at 10% of total electricity being imported). Homes are allowed to only use a certain amount of electricity per hour, and electricity will shut off if this is exceeded. You also can't use big appliances at the same time - during our orientation one of the American administrative secretaries that has been here for many years says her family still experiences a blown fuse about once a week! Thankfully ...
... relatively early - we were on the street by 9am. It was a long day ahead. Rome has so much to see and it is all very spread out. Old Rome is all cobblestone everywhere and you walk and share the road with cars and scooters. Sometimes crossing a road - even those with walk signals - is like taking your life in your hands. I've yet to decided if there's more cars honking in Rome or NYC. Watching the cars here they honk just because they can, not because there's even a ...
... day so that was especially enjoyable :)
The other major thing that we really wanted to see was the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. Even if someone isn't religious, I cannot stress just how incredible the Vatican was. If you even have the slightest appreciation for art, the Vatican is a must.
At first, I must admit that the Vatican was almost too much art. We were taking a tour and there were incredibly detailed paintings, ...
... but I do respect the religion of others. He spoke in Italian, obviously. We didn't quite understand, maybe a little bits and pieces for Romain since some words are similar in French. Nevertheless, it was a great experience. I was looking around at the crowd and there were many worshippers; nuns, religious families and many elderly people around, all looking at the Pope with such respect, completely overwhelmed by his presence. One could ...
... I can swing an upgrade for the trip home. They advised however that at this late stage that may be difficult so we'll see. The alternative is to hang around Roma for another week but I don't think Ann would be too happy about that.
Back to the hotel with supplies and dressings to catch up on what happened with the SOO. Wendy and Tiffany returned soon after having enjoyed the gladiotourous overtones of their touristic ventures though with questions ...