Hotel Borgo Bamboccio
Travel Blogs from Rome
... with his baseball cap out begging for money. He watched me as I hauled my suitcase over a bridge, I would have tipped him a euro if he had helped me. Begging seemed to fit him if he was that lazy.
I was super early for my train so I sat on the steps in front of the train station taking in the beautiful view of the Grand Canal. So much activity going on; a water ambulance whisked by, another boat was carrying a beautiful mahogany coffin with ...
... in areas we hadn't seen before and went north along the river. It doesn't matter where you go in old Rome as there is always a picture to be had every block. We purchased some cut up fruit and Ang bought more children's novelties from street vendors including cardboard Disney characters that dance to music. We crossed the river into Piazza del Popolo. This is a big picturesque square that we hadn't seen before but was marked on our map. We had lunch outside in the square at a ...
... daily business.
How to get into the city from the Airport:
Ok, first of all Rome has a much smaller metro system compared to Paris. It's got the "A" and "B" lines running intersecting at the main central terminus called "Termini" (where you also get transfers to the airport Fiuminco). There's some other national railway lines, but they are a pain to transfer to, and I just recommend getting off at the metro ...
... inside. It’s not a terribly time consuming attraction but interesting to think about the gladiator fights that one day took place there.
After leaving the Colosseum, it wasn’t long before our legs needed a break. Good timing to sit on the steps in Piazza Venezia and admire the Palazzo Venezia.
Next on the agenda was to locate the Trevi fountain. I took over the map, and by getting Mel to read the littlest ...
... part ways with the people I had bonded with. They are such a great bunch of people whom I wish nothing but the best.
Its amazing how travel brings you close to strangers, they become your comfort zone away from your comfort zone.
You create memories with these strangers and will forever have those to share.
Travel buddies are the best kind of buddies.
"Better to see things once than to hear about it a thousand times"