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Travel Blogs from Rome
... We all rubbed St. Peter's foot and await the results of his blessing. Our meeting with PopeFrancis didn't pan out, so we just decided to taxi home, drop off our stuff and head to the nearest gelateria.. Back for our second showers of the day, then naptime. Emma fell asleep about 5 and just woke up at 9:30. We may have to play gin rummy for awhile tonight. She says "Ciao" to everyone, still sleepy and cuddled in her new soccer team jacket.
... in over our shoulder which guarantees our return - guess we'll be back to both Rome and Prague), the area around the fountain was crowded but with some patience we pushed our way through. After another short walk we found ourselves at the Pantheon which at this time was closed, but we had time to marvel at its size. Built between 118-125 AD by Emperor Hadrian, it is the most complete ancient Roman building built for the pagan Roman gods. It was ...
... and of course traffic. The Roman drivers are completely crazy! They all seem to know what they’re doing (and mostly avoid hitting each other) but I sure couldn’t figure it out. I’m glad I’m just a cat and not expected to do anything like drive. Of course even the sidewalks can be hazardous as people drive scooters over them! Craziness.
It’s all worth it though when you get into the city ...
... The lifeguard, I never got his name, was back on after his one day off. Oh and you'll never guess what I found next to the laundry. Those dispensers you might see in shopping centres, with little toys in them, maybe gobstoppers, etc., well there was one over at the laundry, dispensing g-stings. No joke, that's all this thing contained. Seeing it was our last night in this place, Shannon and ...
... there is a sign telling you what street you’re on and what street you’re
crossing. Somebody should bring that
idea up to the
Italian streetdepartment. Oh sure, every
few blocks on the side of the building is an old plaque with the name of the
street. The sign is old and high above
the street level and probably placed there by Caesar himself. By the time you find a sign you have already