When in Rome.
Trip Start May 04, 2011
14Trip End Jun 08, 2011
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The sights of Rome are without a doubt, surreal and awe-inspiring. I've seen the Coliseum in pictures a thousand times but being right there is pretty amazing. How the hell did they build this thing? That's not even the start of it. There are ruins everywhere. The Forum, Palatine hill, the Senate, the Pantheon. Ancient Rome was huge, 1 million people lived there.
The day after walking around the major sites of ancient Rome we got up early and went to Vatican City
After a couple of days of seeing the sights we were kind of burnt out and tried renting some bikes for a more relaxing day. It turns out biking in Rome is nothing like biking in the rest of Italy. Tons of traffic and no bike lanes, we were lucky to get out alive. We did have some nice nights and great meals while in Rome though. Word of caution, almost every menu has the same items on it but could range in taste from cardboard to the best meal you've ever had. It makes choosing a restaurant almost impossible without a recommendation
Haley has now gone back to Vancouver for a day and then will be going to Medicine Hat for some family time. As for myself, I got sick of pasta and have split for Greece. After a quick flight and a 2 hr bus trip I am now sitting in a hotel in Nafplio, Greece on the Peloponnesian Coast. I'll be spending 2 nights here, then 2 nights on the island of Hydra and 1 night in Athens before returning home.
Thats all for now. Take care.