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... wanted to them to see the Sistine chapel, even if they didn't appreciate it now, he still wanted them to go and that later they would look back and appreciate it. He felt very strongly about it, so we went with his plan. We booked the "pristine Sistine" tour with walks of italy, and if I wasn't fighting the kids I really would have enjoyed it (mark did). The guide was great, nice, and very knowledgable. We had to be there at 7:20' so adding in the 30 minute walk, we planned to ...
... is a great place to visit. Though with the shear number of souvenir shops and English speaking restaurants, it did throw us into a world of debate regarding our personal attitudes towards tourism and our participation in what it does to such beautiful places; whilst risking sounding very hypocritical, we surmised that it is something that everyone should weigh up before embarking upon such ventures as ours. Something I'm sure we didn't consider enough before leaving.
... just may not be the case....unsurprisingly, we were right. Over here, everything runs on "Italian time", around abouta, maybe-isha, soona or nota-tooa-longa!
We dutifully followed the map, and just missed a bus going past but we were wanting something to munch. We found a random place to sit down and wanted something light...the mozzarella-topped bruschetta was perfect, and the man at the till (another Roman construct that seems common, ie. some take ...
... and soon the concept of no personal space in Europe made itself known...but it was finally time to check in for our flight to Rome, so that's what we did. The flight to Rome was very uncrowded, quiet, and we all managed to nap a little, arriving in Rome feeling much better but still a but zombie-ish. The plane, however, was a bit rickety...grinding, whining, squeaking, struggling along. We stroked her gently and ...
What's the deal with airline food?!
At least on air Lufthansa it is, which is what my travel buddy, Danielle, (another program student) and I took to get to Rome. We had two connections, SF to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Rome, and while the flight was loooooooong, I'm convinced the food made it the best flight I'd ever been on.
First off, they actually had vegetarian options for ...