From the Pope's Window and Ostia Beach
Trip Start Jun 03, 2012
11Trip End Jun 14, 2012
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Later in the day, we traveled by train to Ostia Beach. After the 40-minute commute, we walked to the coast and were stopped by an Italian cook on the side of the road. We purchased his specialty, grilled hot dogs. Surprisingly, we all agreed that they were better than the American hot dog because he uniquely sliced the dog in half and placed it in between a crunchy, yet soft baguette. He topped it with ht sauce, ketchup, and Dijon mustard. It was outrageously good.
After reaching the beach, we rented an umbrella and chairs. The beach was surrounded by several people. The Italian beaches are very unique since guests fly kites; beach tennis courts and beach soccer fields are also built on site. Vendors walk around selling coconut slices, jewelry, and clothes because it is a tourist area. The Mediterranean water (Tirreno Sea) was very cold and was blue in color. As I entered the water, my feet hit a layer of sand then a layer of rocks or pebbles. The rock and sand layers varied the deeper that I traveled. Before leaving Ostia Beach, we walked the shore, climbed black rocks into the sea, and watched the sun set.