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Jul 18, 2008 - Rome!

After a LONG but smooth journey, we are here! Our landlords are amazing - they had us picked up at the airport and met us at the apt and gave us a great orientation and left us with food for the morning. Today so far we ventured down the road from our apt to the Colisseum and hopped on an open air bus for a tour of the city. It is completely overwhelming. Everywhere you turn there is something amazing to look at. Susan

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Jul 10, 2008 - Rome (10th July-14th July)

Well we are back in Rome again. The earlier stop was a bonus due to additional days being picked up by choosing flights over ferries. The good thing about this time is we have a feel for Rome, the public transport system and the general layout. Leah has improved her Italian and can now ask for a table and order a meal. Language is not my strong suit and I find myself coming up with the wrong word at the wrong time. I am getting ready for Germany however so far I only know “good day”, “thank you” and “you hate”. We had planned a tour of the...

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Jul 6, 2008 - Back to Rome

Ravi -- Planes, trains, and automobiles? Well, just 2 buses and 3 trains to go from Positano to Rome. We left at just after 7am from Positano, catching the bus to Sorrento. The commuter train brought us into Naples where we switched to the long distance train to Rome, the latter just over 2 hours. In Rome, we took the metro to just outside the main city center, transfering to a local bus which brought us to Zona Balduina, the neighborhood northwest of the Rome city center where Loyola has its Rome campus. We arrived just in time for the...

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Jul 3, 2008 - Rome

Rome has been awesome! Everywhere you go there is something to see ... you can just be wandering down a random street and you will find some old ruins or a beautiful church. The churches are amazing - not particularly inviting from the outside, but on the inside they are huge, peaceful structures filled with beautiful frescoes on the walls and ceilings, and amazing sculptures, some of them have roofs guilded in gold - maybe that´´s why more people go to church here - there is so much more to look at! Over the last 5 days we have walked and...

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Jul 2, 2008 - Arrival into Rome

Ravi -- We made it safely into Rome ["and sound" intentionally left off due to a trying, to say the least, flight], and, luckily, when we wanted to. We had standby tickets we got for a great deal (thanks again, Grant!), thus us leaving a few days before Tim's two-week study abroad program in Rome actually started on Sunday the 6th. We made both US Airways flights (from Chicago to Philly, and then on to Rome) without much difficulty. The picture above was taken by my mom before we left for O'Hare airport. Yes, we know we packed a lot of stuff!

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Jun 30, 2008 - Rome

Rome was GREAT! Very hot, but really had a great time and saw a lot in a short period of time. Computer problems have kept me from updating, plus our days our full and we are all very tired at the end of the day. Hope everyone is doing well, we are having a BLAST!

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Jun 29, 2008 - Rome (Saturday 27th June - 1st July 2008)

This was just a 'taste' of Rome, we had created three days by taking flights rather than ferries and decided to spend them in Rome. We did a walking tour of the city centre - taking in (to name a few) the Piazza Navona with the Fountain of the Four Rivers, the Fountain of Neptune and the Fountain of the Moor; the Pantheon; and the Trevi Fountain. When we arrived at the Pantheon, the entry portico was filled with people - we were not sure if it was the queue to get in. After grabbing a couple of panini's, we sat down to eat our brunch and...

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Jun 27, 2008 - Italy - Rome

Friday 27th June We checked out of our hotel and went straight to the post office. The abrupt woman was there to greet us again but she seemed to be a lot happier this morning. I can’t believe the process you need to go through to send things overseas. We do it frequently (Sara buys heaps of stuff!) and it’s never the same. The one thing that is consistent is the paperwork and you also know that the process will usually never go smoothly, nor quickly! Most visits to the post office will take at least an hour and a half. We boarded the...

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The Arnash Adventure

Jun 25, 2008 - whirlwind florence and train to Rome

Finally a couple of pictures! The reason I have them on is because a wonderful friend, Marie Do Amaral who I worked with for years at Manning and who has moved to Rome for a couple of years met us and took us on a long trek through Rome. She took these pictures and emailed them to me, so I could access them on to a computer. To catch everyone up we spent the 25th on a 4 hour walking tour of Florence - which we all loved! Our favorite was St Croce the church where Michalengelo and Galileo are buried. A very interesting church focused more on...

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Jun 19, 2008 - A four hour walking tour?!? Who books a four hour WALKING tour, in Rome, in June????

Oh the humanity. It is 35° in the shade. Our guide, Tomas, while a lovely man, obviously has us mixed up with the Olympic racewalking group he is leading next week. We met him bright and early (9am - what the hell kind of holiday is this?) in the hotel lobby. Lisa and I were expecting to be led to a car where he would chat to us as we drove in airconditioned comfort from fascinating place to fascinating place. Wrong. He leads us out the door and up the street. After we adjusted to the slap in the face that the morning heat had just...

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Jun 18, 2008 - Who are these kids and what are they doing on our vacation????

It's official. Jim has joined Bill on the picket line at the grumpy wall. What were we thinking? We could have gone to the lake and saved a couple of million dollars. We took the little loves to the Borghese Gallery which was stunning. The Bernini works were amazing. How can anyone work marble like that? Afterward, we walked through the Villa Borghese gardens. It was all so lovely - except of course for the neverendingconstantgratingcomplainingwhining kids. Bill grumbled "house of horrors, oh my god im in hell, oh my god im dying" while Jim...

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Jun 17, 2008 - Rome

After Firenze, we continued our journey to Roma. It only took half a day so we had the afternoon to go around some of the city. We were greeted to Rome with quite a heavy shower though which made our rain record kind of ridiculous. But, rain or shine, we saw Rome. First, we just drove through the city. We saw the first government building of the united Italy (because up until 150 years ago it had been a group of individual city-states) and Mussolini's balcony. The first of these two buildings was far more impressive then the second which...

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