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9/9/11: On to Roma! Woke up early as I have been doing whenever we have a deadline to meet, and I got everything packed and put my big suitcase out in the hall as instructed. Got a light breakfast because I'm still full from last night, and found the coffee machine broken for the second day in a row. They have what they call coffee on the tables …
Arrived safely at Fiumicino airport and transfered to our Hotel Genova, but without our luggage! Despite this, we love our hotel. Since we will be doing a lot of field trips and excursions once our Road Scholar group arrives, we decided to just take in the incredible buzz that is Rome. We are walking the streets to go to the Spanish steps, Trevi …
... as we were quite vocal with lots of laughter, occasionally warding off street vendors who were selling items ranging from the typical red roses for E1 to dancing cats and frightening luminous balls which Kath was frightened by !!
During our meal 1 euro Elaine was managing the brothel door !!! I better explain - next to our table and right beside Elaine's seat was a black door. This door seemed to be frequently visited all night by various people, Elaine having ...
... left me a little unnerved. At the top of the Steps there was the coolest sundial clock I've ever seen attached to the side of a church. Incidentally, according to the guidebook, this was a French church and the frogs were the ones that paid for the steps to be built. The only connection to the Spaniards was some embassy to the Holy See (spelt correctly), whatever that is. Reading further in the guidebook, by chance I came across a landmark that should always of been on my list ...
... people and there will be rough times when you don't talk as much but if you're able to hold on to them, it is worth it.
Something amazing happened today in Rome. It Snowed!! Last year Rome got a few inches that actually stuck, which was the first time it had snowed since 1986! Then today it snowed for a couple hours then turned into yucky sleet and really cold rain. Seeing the snow was pretty cool though; ...
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