Travel Blogs from Pomezia
... to wait for the 3pm bus. We were a little early this time, and thank goodness we were, because it was too. The bus trip took around an hour, and then we spent another hour and a half shopping. Most of what we bought was for Wills, but we enjoyed ourselves none-the-less. On our return, dinner was at Alessi once again (our favourite by now, and they knew us), then an early night as we were all exhausted - the heat really takes it out of ...
... had been. We learned about the elavators they used to change the props and to surprise the gladiators with new opponents, human or animal. We can't wait now to watch some movies, like Gladiator, when we get back. On the walk home we peeked into the pantheon. We had learned previously that the structure has been around approximately 1900 years. It started to rain hard. We went to the hotel for a few hours to rest and wait it out. Around 4 we headed out ...
... of some members of the tour group who were handed paper shawls. There were no photographs or videos allowed as the flashes had caused some damage over the years and it's easier to ban ALL rather than expect people to know how to photograph without flash. There were signs as we entered reminding everyone of these rules. And yet... when we entered it felt as if I needed to 'play teacher' and tell them all to be quiet, or put my hand up expecting ...
... br> 19. Land in Dubai.
23. Boarding commences.
24. Boarding was to second boarding area, not plane.
25. Now boarding.
26. Fly to Melbourne.
29. More movies.
30. More toilet.
32. Triple toilet.
33. Land in Melbourne.
34. Bus to Southern Cross Station.
35. Train to Geelong.
36. Walk home. 8am.
Home, but Ian remembers ...
... br> But it would be a travesty to leave Rome without visiting the Vatican Museum. We thought: 'What better time to visit than the last Sunday of the month, when it’s free?’ Buh-bow. There’s where we were wrong…
The Metro we caught to the Vatican was really packed. The street leading to St. Peter’s Square was really packed. Every single road was really packed, like a sea of people! Apparently we’d underestimated how ...