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Apr 24, 2009 - Rome day 1

Fri 24th April 2009 Weather:-Sunny—15 degrees 00:05 Leave Hong Kong Ar. 06:55 Rome (J)Everything went smoothly at Rome airport and the train ride into Rome was comfortable and all was uneventful except for the fact that I saw my first wild POPPIES. Everywhere along the railway lines-fighting with the lush green weeds-were thousands of small red poppies, my one hope was that we would see fields of poppies while here so now I know that it will be so. It was beautiful to see all the different hues of green as we were about to land and we are...

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Apr 23, 2009 - Ouch...so many blisters!

Today was yet another very busy day with miles and miles of walking. We started off our day at Via Appia Antica. This is the old road to Rome. It is also were the Christian catacombs are located. I expected that I would be a little creeped out, however the catacombs were very inspirational and a truly emotional experience. We had a tour guide, who was an English speaking nun who was an absolute hoot. After the catacombs we were back to downtown Rome, however not without a little quirk on the way. So we jumped on a bus to downtown where...

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Apr 22, 2009 - The Roman Empire

Today was a very busy day. We started our day at the Colosseum. It was simply breathtaking. The sheer size is overwhelming, not to mention the activities that happened there. I could not even begin to imagine the roar of the crowds as the gladiator walked onto the stadium floor, facing almost certain death. The architecture was truly amazing. To think a stadium for 50,000 people, with the capacity to fill in minutes...complete with a canvas to block the rain and sun was built 2000 years ago is truly amazing. Think about it, as a country we...

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Apr 21, 2009 - When in Rome...

For our first day in Rome, we awoke to the disappointing sound of rain. Luckily it disappeared by time we were out the door, and returned as only the occasional drizzle throughout the day. It wasn't easy to negotiate the Roman transportation system. As stupid as it sounds, the hardest part was breaking a 50 to buy our unlimited 7-day pass. After 30 minutes of buying espressos and wandering the streets aimlessly, we were finally off with passes in hand. Other than my expected rise in blood pressure, there were no issues on the metro. We...

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Apr 20, 2009 - Ah Grafitti

We made it to Rome safe and sound, and with little issues along the way. Once we arrived, we had a little issue trying to find a location to buy a train ticket, but once in hand, it was smooth sailing. I must say our first impression of Rome left a little to be desired. Between the rusty airport and the filthy graffiti ridden trains Rome did not put it's best face forward. We really were not sure what to expect from European trains, however we did not expect them to be so old and dirty feeling. Oh well, in the end it got us where we were...

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Apr 20, 2009 - Rome

Onto Rome - one of my most anticipated destinations of this year. Although Francine and I had been 12 years back, I had come down with a particularly bad case of hayfever and asthma while there such that I was forced to stay in the hotel room for much of our stay. I was certainly hoping for a better visit this time. We had debated the best way to get into the city, having heard and seen the chaos the Romans call traffic. Although, we thought the safe route was to park at the airport and take the train in, we chose to trust in Garmina and...

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Apr 11, 2009 - Walk About

We left the campsite and took the metro to the center of Rome. Because I had been to Rome before and already toured the Forum, I split up from the group and walked about the city on my own. I walked along the outskirts of the Forum to Circus Maximus. I went past a cool little church and back past the Capitol. Then I went by the Colosseum and stopped for a bunch of pictures. There was a park on the other side of the street next to the Colosseum that I ended up walking up. People were playing a pick-up game of soccer there, and I thought of...

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Apr 10, 2009 - Ciao Roma

Ciao! We arrived in Rome after 5 trains and all day of travel. We actually enjoyed it very much, the scenery and people were great. We met a couple from South Carolina that recommended the Vatican tour through, Viator....AWESOME! We went this morning and it was incredible. One of the best things we have done so far. Our tour guide entertained us for 3 hours. Rome is great, the history is overwhelming. Tomorrow, we head to colluseum and then off to Pantheon. We actually saw the Pope today on screen in St. Peter's Square. Sunday we head to...

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Apr 10, 2009 - When in Rome

We had a fairly short drive from Florence to Rome. We headed straight into the city, and left all of our stuff on the bus, as we went on a walking tour around Rome. We went by the Colosseum (where a Red Bull truck gave away free Red Bull's) and past the ancient Roman Forum. We then climbed atop the Capitol Building and stopped for a nice view of the city and of the Forum and Colosseum. We headed over to the Trevi Fountain, where we threw coins over our shoulder for good luck. After that we stopped outside the Pantheon and took pictures...

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Ultimate Europe 2009

Apr 6, 2009 - Day 4, Rome

Disclaimer: This blog was never really meant for anyone to read other than Eunice and I as a way to remember every day of our trip, but if you happen to be here, welcome! Be prepared for some internal jokes or jargon that only Eunice and I use though. :) --- Today was our last full day in Rome, so we were determined to go to Vatican City……for the 3rd time! First stop was Piazza San Pietro, where we took some pictures. The place is really much nicer when there are fewer tourists. Had to pack some sandwiches, then went to Musei Vaticani. The...

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Apr 5, 2009 - Day 3, Rome

Disclaimer: This blog was never really meant for anyone to read other than Eunice and I as a way to remember every day of our trip, but if you happen to be here, welcome! Be prepared for some internal jokes or jargon that only Eunice and I use though. :) --- Yay, photoshoot over! Although next shoot is in Paris, I felt a huge sense of relief after yesterday's shoot. At least we know what to expect, and how to prepare for it. Having visited most key spots during the shoot (but not exploring the place) we decided to head back and visit them...

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Apr 4, 2009 - Day 2, Rome

Disclaimer: This blog was never really meant for anyone to read other than Eunice and I as a way to remember every day of our trip, but if you happen to be here, welcome! Be prepared for some internal jokes or jargon that only Eunice and I use though. :) --- Entire day is dedicated to photoshoot and we woke up at 7am to prepare. Ken eventually reached at 9.30am as agreed and we headed out soon after. I must admit that I am not too comfortable in front of the camera. I also HATE mushy poses, but I guess there is no choice for this wedding...

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