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... were free, forcefully tying bracelets around both our wrists and then demanding money. Its kind of made us not want to engage with any of the people selling things which seems rude for us but there are so many people just walking along the road selling water, parasols, hats, scarves... you name it they'll probably have it.
We also saw the Pantheon which was beautiful. We particularly enjoyed ...
... when I left the Scala Sancta, after being shown the way to the exit door was, "Wow, that was a really handsome priest." Nice, Josie. Nice.
2pm arrived quickly and we joined the already long line of others waiting for their chance to see the new Pope as he celebrated the Good Friday mass. All was fine until the guy in front of us, a young man (15-ish?) called over to his friends. It seems they had not secured any tickets for the service and so were seeking ...
... Everyone stood by the counter drank shots of coffee and went about their business. Fortunately we had enough time to choose our carriage with a full functioning AC. We were supposed to be at Rome around 1pm but the train was delayed at several stops and by the time we arrived in Rome it was nearly 2.30pm.
Since we were staying only one night in Rome, we decided to book a place near the train station. The area was a little dodgy as there were people on ...
Written by Tessa
1 – 7 May
Exploring the ancient city of Rome – in particular the Colosseum and Roman Forum
Horse-riding up Mount Vesuvius and walking the well-preserved streets of Pompeii
Getting some beach time on the island of Ischia
This blog is actioned packed because these days were action packed. After saying good-bye to Cinque Terre and our newfound friends we went to the station and caught our train to ...
... in the Colosseum, sunny this morning and just clouding over now. Things look better in the sunshine so I hope it continues. PS The last part of my journey to Venice was from Villach in the Austrian alps and the scenery was beautiful with lovely contrasts. There was the bright green new growth on the trees in contrast to the dark of the conifers in the forests, and the dark shadows of the mountains highlighted by the sun glistening snow on the ...