If it's good enough for George Clooney..
Trip Start Jul 30, 2008
33Trip End Dec 30, 2008
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It could be the fact that I feel like I'm in Switzerland, but everyone is speaking Italian. I've come to realise that I'm not fond of being the dickhead who can't speak the language (not that I was any better off with French or German). It could be the fact that although there is an amazing body of water literally on the doorstep, but there is nowhere to swim. I think it's probably the over the top homosexual (not that there's anything wrong with that) Italian inn-keep, but I'm really not certain. We're here for another 2 days.
The tail-end of the Rome visit was great. We got to the Vatican, ready to pass my regards to Pappa, but alas, it wasn't to be. Turns out they have rules about skin and the levels of said skin that can be shown inside the Vatican, Marion was wearing a singlet.. No dice. I would have thought that Pappa and the boys wouldn't mind a bit of skin, you know.. because they don't do the dirty.. Was that wrong?..
We went to check out the Spanish Steps next and please, DO NOT let anyone ever tell you that they are a "must-see".. they are literally steps that you climb and then climb down. Disappointed we headed for the Trevi Fountain. This is a "must-see." So legend has it that if you throw a coin in the fountain you'll come back to Rome. I cast in a Australian 20c coin, but was told that you had to throw it over your head, I had thrown it in a frisby like fashion.. fountain 1, me 0. I promptly moved the edge of the fountain, sat down and found an Australian $1 coin. I cast it in the fountain, over my head, but didn't hear a splash, the coin had landed on the rocks surrounding the fountain and not touched the water! Did this count! That was a gold coin! I figured that the fact my first coin went in and the second coin was over my head so I left it at that. Off to the Patheon. We found this building that did resemble the builiding and I have to say I was disappointed. It wasn't grand at all, it was shit. I took a photo anyway and continued around the corner and there sat the real one. It was grand, it was not shit.
Anyway, Rome ended up being cool, but Como doesn't feel right. I thought I would love it like George Clooney, who owns a house here does, but I don't. I want to go to Interlaken.