Friday, August 1, 2008

Et tu, Brute?

Alright. So. Rome.

I'm not sure where I can even start with this city. I believe I have developed a love hate relationship with this city. I love the ancient ruins (we've visited the Colleseum, Palentine Hill, the Roman Forum, etc.), the food is decent, and the architecture is incredible (Trevi Fountain, anyone?). However, Rome is third in my book out of the three cities we have visited thus far. I just have not liked the vibe of the city as much as I thought I would.

So far, I've had pizza once (gross), lasagna twice (yum), and gelato (yummy strawberry and mint chocolate chip) twice. The food, however, is interfering with my budget.

Our 'hotel' here has been an experience and a half. All 7 of us are in a room that would be small for two people. There is no air conditioning. There is a small fan. However, our window opens onto a loud street, which means we can either try to sleep to the sound of trams and vespas, or we can roast. Our bathroom (7 people with 1 bathroom is bad enough), is tiny, has a beday (sp?) which is odd, and has a shower that sprays everywhere but the shower basin. It is testing all of our patience.

So tonight we are going to see the Spanish Steps and that district of Rome. Tomorrow we are hitting up the Pantheon and the fountain of the four rivers. The next morning, we leave for Venice on a train.

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3 comments:

Gary said...

Oh, a Brute, am I? I resemble that remark. Rarararararar! Heeeyyy, is this microphone on?

Re: derelict Parks employees, the "George Mason who?" guy was otherwise very helpful (Kristen talked to him and got directions to the FDR memorial). Still, "forgotten founder" indeed!

Well, continue to enjoy your fancy pants le Tour de Europa (I have no idea if that fits any language's grammatical rules, but what do I care? Unlike you, I'm still an American.) :-) Oh, and get me some Vienna Fingers and some Vienna sausage and whatever other foods that are named after Vienna and aren't really made there. Chop chop!

Justin said...

I warned you about the no AC in Rome....

Hate to say it but I told you so

G AND G O. said...

RIGHT ON WITH YOUR GOOD STEP BY STEP REPORTING. YOU'RE A REAL TROOPER DEALING WITH ALL THE ILLS AND AILS OF TRAVELING IN FAR AWAY LANDS. HOPING YOU FIND BETTER CONDITIONS IN THE CITY OF CANALS. SAFE AND HAPPY JOURNEYS TO YOU AND FRIENDS, G AND G O.