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Us Romans have a saying.
By 'us' I mean Stephanie and I, and by me, I am Chris - the brother-in-law-to-be, hopefully, if little brother Kev gets around to it one day. We were born in Rome, Stephanie and I (Kev was born in Wellington), and this is our first trip back since we were toddlers.
Welcome to my guest entry into the blog.
Early start at 3.30 am but smooth sailing until ten minutes from landing in Roma. ...
We started our day walking through the beautiful Borghese gardens hoping that we will be able to get into the museum without pre-order tickets. Luck us we got in with no line and barely anyone there. Thank you Sue for recommending this museum the art work was stunning and we were really glad we got a chance to see it. If you are ever in Rome you should take the time and visit the Borghese gardens and museum. It is a simple layout ...
... I did have the pleasure of having some Italian style tripe- drenched in tasty tomato sauce. It was a little too soft to my liking, perhaps conditioned to the crunchier texture typical of Chinese cuisine.
The rest of the day I spent in a mild drunken stupor, having had one too many glasses of red wine. The hours between lunch and dinner was and still are a bit hazy. We were not planning to eat dinner having stuffed ourselves silly during our late lunch but ...
... be open, and airy, and have sufficient light to see the ceiling with.
I'm also not sure how 115 cardinals fit in here for the papal conclave.
As I stood at the back of the Chapel, trying to envision what it might look like without all the tourists, two holy men, walked behind me and opened a huge door to a different section, which they entered and disappeared into. I thought that was pretty cool. ...
... time was for the chapel or the museums we took the short tour to the chapel first - with lots of others.We were shuffled in shoulder to shoulder with heads focussed on the ceiling amid shouts of "silence" from the attendants. The commentary exhausted, we moved on only to discover that we didn't know how to get to the Raphael rooms. Rescued by an unusually helpful attendant we were guided through a ...