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... and are completely over priced. I visited 3 hostels so this
isn't a biased opinion based on one place, i turned up in Rome without a
place to stay as a guy I was due to couch surf with let me down just a
couple of days before, and being a friday night my options were a little
limited. I eventually ended up at a hostel called Happy Days, right
next to the Vatican city, possibly one of the strangest hostels I have
ever been to. For ...
... more bulky! We reserved our seats at the ticket counter only €20 this time and waited for our train. This time we were on the FAST train that only had a few stops and was only three hours - just enough time to catch up on blog entries and stare at the countryside. This whole train reservation thing is rather irritating. We have paid reserved seats but have no idea where they are as we can't read the ticket and the conductor hasn't told us where we should be ...
... seven Euros; the subway and bus system would have cost us five, with a lot more trouble. The subways in Rome, as I said before, are dark and scary and they close at 9 pm, and the buses are not much better. In Barcelona, for example, they post at the major bus stops the time expectation of the next bus, represented in digital lights and fed by the GPS on the bus which is radio-transmitted to the sign. In Rome, they don’t even give you a map or a schedule. Inside ...
... They were very glad to meet another English-speaking couple.
Saturday, we woke up early to go to the Vatican Museum where we had previously made reservations to bypass the long lines. (Well worth it as the lines were 1-2 hours long.) We were too early for our reserved time, so we had a snack at a cafe - very good cappuccino everywhere you go in Italy!
Once we got into the Vatican Museum, we ...
... long it took them to build such a thing.
As we were sitting, mouths open looking at The Vittorio Emanuele, I saw from the corner of my eye, the Colosseum. My mouth opened wider. Excuse my language but, HOLY ****. We walked toward it and it just grew and grew. It was the biggest thing I have ever seen. It was so big that looking up at it made me feel dizzy, I also think that I was a little ...