When in ROME...
Trip Start Jun 13, 2009
33Trip End Apr 30, 2010
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We got up ready for some serious sight-seeing and headed straight to the 'Coloseo’! It was actually a lot better than last time I was there as they have put in museum part which gives a lot of information on the history of it. It started raining while we were in there, so we got our brollys out and wandered off to the Pantheon. By the time we got there the rain was coming down in buckets. God bless Maccas – they seem to be in front of every ancient monument on the planet
My legs were aching from all the walking we did the previous day, but the Vatican City was waiting for us. We caught the metro to St Peter’s Basilica, and discussed how the church could probably solve world hunger if they hadn’t spent so much money building massive churches everywhere. We watched the Swiss Guard standing around in their pantaloons while eating lunch, and then I bought a pope bottle-opener.. I wonder if the pope collects souvenirs of himself? We spent the rest of the day wandering the city mostly looking at boots, and I eventually found a pair I loved, as well as a jacket (I’m so trendy now).We were exauhsted from all the walking we had done, so bought roast chicken and salad from the supermarket for dinner, and then had a second dinner because one of the Indian guys working at the hostel cooked pasta for everyone!
We really didn’t do much on our last day, we wasted a few hours trying to find wifi but couldn’t – they have it at Maccas everywhere but it turns out you needed an Italian mobile to receive the wifi password which I don’t have and the staff weren’t the friendliest.. So we took the lappy back to the hostel and went to an internet café to print our boarding passes for our flight to Basel. I had my last authentic pizza for lunch, and we slept\read at the hostel in the afternoon. The Indian dude cooked us dinner again, and we sat and chatted to an English guy and his mum.