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Inside my sunglasses I was rolling my eyes and no one could see me.
Then we got home and just relaxed for the rest of the day.
Rome has been a great stay but sadly we have to leave.
I liked a lot the Roman Colosseum and the four wheel bike at the park, all that stuff was really cool.
But the bad thing about this place it had no air-con because we were in a heat wave.
And this place is the best EVER!
... where the Dalai Llama lives today.
19. Nepal, with its temples and holy sites.
20. The Bahai Temple in Haifa.
21. Mt. Olympus near Thessaloniki, Greece.
22. Mt. Sinai.
25. Tzefat, a favorite mystical town for ...
... there. Time to move on to Vatican City to see the Pope. Along the way we saw many ancient ruins. Some just quietly sitting in amongst more modern buildings. When we arrived at Vatican City we saw a huge line to get into what we thought was the museum. We were approached by a few people asking if we wanted to skip the line we could join their tour group. Cost was €36, I knew the cost at the gate was €16 so we politely declined. Then we realised this line ...
... Michelangelo got upset with Pope Zacheria and fled to Florence...a few days later he wrote a letter to the Pope apologizing. From here, Michelangelo outlined what he wanted to paint to the Pope and he agreed to proceed. From here on out, artists finally gained the creative freedom to build what they want and sell their work freely vs be demanded to create only what those in power requested. We also learned that most skilled artists were skilled illusionist at times - if you ...
... seen as the first Pope, we are currently, on out 266th Pope. So here I am, this history teacher from Michigan standing in front of the remains of one of the most influential people of Christendom. It was really one of those goose bump, realize where you are kind of moments! It was a very fitting way to end of tour of the Vatican grounds. Fortunately as we left, I got to check the last thing I wanted to do at the Vatican off the list and that was a picture of the Swiss ...