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... having mass so we didn't walk in. Walking down Via del Corso and them onto the Piazza del Spagna (aka Spanish Steps) we admired the displays in the high end stores (Gucci, Dior, Chanel etc) and the everyday shopper stores which are on sale (yahoo) at the moment! We took a moment to sit on the steps with hundreds of other people and took photos before moving on.
After lunch we visited the Pantheon, a 2000 year old wonder of structural engineering. It has ...
... and lined with books like a giant bookshelf!! Very trendy and different!
Catching the train from Basilica San Paolo (my station) was crowded as usual, but I am wising up on how to catch a train to get a seat! People usually don't walk to the end of the platform, but congregate in the middle, so I am now moving to the end and can sometimes get a seat and a less crowded carriage. See, I am starting to think like ...
... this tardiness?
It's not all bad news, the train manages to make 5 minutes and we get into Roma Termini with a few minutes to spare ....we leg it down to the station to look at the departure boards...we've got a few minutes ....and run for the Naples train...we make it.....Just.
In an hour's time, we'll be in Naples, from there we've got to find the ferry port if we're going to make the last ferry to the island of Ischia.
... time we've been here. It is kind of nice to get a break from the heat. I got home and reheated some pizza and ate some watermelon, one of the easiest dinners I've made so far. Then I worked on homework the rest of the night. Some people went out for karaoke again, but I couldn't do it. I was exhausted!! I slept great last night :)
So, there ya go! A day in Roma. Now I better go work on more homework! I'm making a floor dinner of mac and cheese tonight, wish me ...
... and tomato. (As a side note: we have also bought commercial loaf type bread in the hope that it will be less crusty, however unlike in NZ when you buy a loaf of it and it had a best before date 3 days out, this stuff will have a best before date a month out so we hate to think what is in there to keep it in this state. The texture of it is quite different to NZ bread too.)
Once the men wandered back about 2 ish, Michelle and I then got to go out so ...