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... shade in the middle of the day! I found some really interesting facts about Pompeii. There were around 22,000 people living in Pompeii at the time of the eruption, and 20000 managed to escape the eruption. Pompeii had one of the biggest gladiator schools in Europe and a lot of the big gladiator names went there for some of the best training like Spartacus. Also another fun fact was that Pompeii was buried in up to 20 metres of ...
... We then went to the Capitoline Café to get some
coffee to wake us up. We chilled for a little with our coffees and then
finished walking through the rest of the museum. We saw a lot of pieces that we
learned about in Art and Architecture, which was really cool. Then we took the
buses and metro back to St. Peter’s Square to meet our friends for a lovely
dinner out in Rome. It was absolutely one of the best dinners I’ve ever had and
... tell by the anticipation of the crowd surrounding us. The Pope comes into view and he pulls up and stops right in front of us, we had pushed our way to the front and as the Pope gets out of his mobile he stops at the edge of the fence line and spots us standing in the middle of the throng of people. He walks over and takes my hand and kisses it softly and blessing me as he then walks to a baby standing two people down and then softly kisses that baby on the head. I ...
... into St Peters and we couldn't differentiate anything. Anyway, Ang did the woman thing and asked other people milling around what was happening. It was now 11.15 and the Pope was to appear in 45 minutes to bless the crowd. The queue to get into St Peters church was four hours long if you could find the end of the queue. We were told later by priests that the Pope does the blessing every Sunday that he is in Rome. We also found out that earlier in the morning the Pope presided over ...
... quickly learned every detail about them. They were staying relatively close to our hotel in Rome so we talked about maybe sharing a cab, but left it with, "ok, maybe well see you at baggage claim.Have a fun trip." The rest of the trip, all Nidhi could think about was our bags. She mentioned the fact that our bags would not make to Rome no less than 4,022 times. She even bet me $50.00. We waited in anticipation at baggage claim, and we were thrilled when ...