Trip Start Apr 09, 2007
24Trip End Jun 14, 2007
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After the museum, we went to St Peters Basilica. The first thing we did was climb to the top of the dome for a view of Rome. You take an elevator, then have to go up about 350 steps, mostly consisting of slanted, tiny spiral staircases, then are just wide enough for one person, shoulders rubbing the walls the whole way up. The view from the top was deffinetly worth it though (Not sure if all the people who were resting, out of breath on the way up, would agree.) After that, we went inside the Basilica. The sistine chapel was the most awe-inspiring place Id been until I walked in there. It is absolutely huge. Sculptures, paintings, tombs of saints, The papal alter, which was designed by that painter Caravaggio. It was all pretty amazing. But everytime I tried to get a picture of me inside, they just wouldnt come out...Hmmm. After we finished up there it was about 7 PM, so we bought a bottle of wine and walked to this park on a hill that overlooks all of Rome. Drank the wine there, then to dinner at a little restaurant across town. The food has been sooo good everywhere we've been...I got the gnocchi there.
In Copenhagen we're staying with Fuzz, Hart's friend who met us in Rome. Turns out he lives right on one of the most famous streets in Copenhagen. Its right on the canal that runs into the center of town, which is lined with outdoor restaraunts and bars. Its been jammed packe all weekend with people. Weve seen about 15 people stop to take pictures of his building.
The first order of business was food, so we stopped at a little pizza place right by his apartment. After that everyone wanted a nap, but me and Nick decided to go walk around for a bit. We walked down the main shopping street. This was Saturday, so It was packed with people. Ive noticed that Copenhagen is very similar to Stockholm, everyone is an attractive blond...We walked around for a couple hours, went back and took a nap. After the naps were finished, we went out to dinner at a Thai place, which was excellent
On Sunday morning (well afternoon, we woke up around 11), Nick and I went for a run through Copenhagen, a good way to see the city. We ran by the Little Mermaid statue, which I guess is famous. It was inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, who lived about 50 feet from Fuzz. Its just this little statue down by the water. You probaly wouldnt even notice it, except for the tour buses stopped right in front of it and the crowd of tourists taking pictures with it...At around 3, we took a boat tour around the canals and rivers in Copenhagen. Our tour guide gave the tour in Danish, English, and German and asked if anyone needed her to speak French...And I can barely speak English....After the tour, we decided to get a bunch of beer and sit down on the street in front of Fuzz's apartment.(Everywhere Ive been so far, you can drink wherever you want, no open container laws). Theres a bunch of street performers, and generally just a ton of people drinking down there. So that was our Sunday night.
Now its Monday, Fuzz is at work, Nick and Brendan went to Sweden for the day, Hart's walking around, and Im doing this. Tomorrow is a tour of the Carlsberg brewery...
I added a bunch of pictures to the older entries, Ill try to do some more before I leave Copenhagen...