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... of my weekend in Rome. I visited the magnificent coliseum and the Roman Forum, the birthplace of western civilization. I have wanted to visit here my entire life,
and am quite content with my travels today. The weather was quite hot; however,
this rather matched my previous perceptions of the area. The coliseum was jaw
dropping, with an architectural design far ahead of its time. It was awesome to
see in person a place where so many gathered to watch killing ...
... and Avebury Stone Circle (Winchester)
4. Santiago de Compostello
6. Krakow (Auschwitz)
7. Warsaw (Gur)
8. Meteora (Thessaloniki)
10. Gobekkli Tepe (Haran)
12. Mt. Sinai
... She points out the Holy Door that is only used in Holy Years as well as the Piazza San Pietro that is used on Sundays, and for religious festivals and special occasions when the Pope blesses the crowd from a balcony.
It is now gently raining as we listen to her and our group is quite keen to get inside. As we move inside, the first impression is one of size. St Peter's is enormous and claims to be the second largest bascillica in the world with the ...
... not even a block from the Vatican - quite an impressive site! It's also the oldest hotel in Rome (Palazzo Cardinal Cesi). We walked to grab lunch (had to sample the local traditions of pasta carbonara & pasta amatricana) after checking in and smiled at the fact that we crossed multiple countries in a matter of moments, as the Vatican is it's own country technically. During lunch, we discussed options for the afternoon and decided to take a stroll down the street to see the ...
... Part of travelling is to get perspective and get rid of our preconceptions, but the stereo typing of an Italian is SO true; they always eat pasta, sing lots (and very good!) drink wine, deal with mafia, their day revolves around soccer, drink loads of coffee, gesticulate and are always late; It is all there and we LOVED it!
(Internet connections in Africa are somewhat challenging; so we havent been able to put all the photo's of Italy on; hopefully we will be able to add them ...