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Jan 24, 2009 - When in Rome...

We arrived in Rome this morning at 8:30am after leaving the Florence station at 5:50. Grant flew into Rome this morning as well to meet up with me and then explore Florence before he continued on to Africa. He met us in the Roma Termini ticketing area and we walked a few blocks to Alessandro Palace, the hostel that we were recommended to stay in. We booked a room for three (and snuck Grant in) so we could get a better deal on the room. After we dropped our bags off we started walking towards the Colosseum. We were casually walking and...

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Jan 2, 2009 - Leaving Venice Heading For Roma

Really foggy leaving this morning. We were up by 7 and ready to go by 7.20. Left the apartment, walked to the Mercato water stop, hoped on. Could not see to far in front at all. Go to the termini and waited for the platform to be allocated. We got onto our train and sat for the 4.15hrs journey. Really easy. There was so much snow on the main land. It lasted for about half the trip, through Padove, Bologna, and Firense (Florence). The train was so full even people standing. Samee seat nearly got taken even when she went to the toilet. At...

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Dec 16, 2008 - Roma Day 1

We had good flights from Perth to Rome. Kenrick and i slept most of the 14 hour flight from Singapore-it was dark the whole way. We arrived in Rome at 7am and decided to catch a train to the city centre. We bought two tickets for €22 and the train departure board said the train arrived at 8:25. Anyway, it really arrived at 9:20am, so we aren't sure whether the timetables are wrong or things just arrive whenever here! We found our Hotel, Hotel Giorgi, really easily. It's right near the train station. It's cute and really good for $99 Aus....

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Nov 22, 2008 - A Night to Remember . . . At Sea!!!

I’m going to pretend that this ship is a ride in Disneyland, that we’re attached to some underwater invisible rail and that last night was just a bad dream. Y’think??? Bill and I have been on well over a dozen cruises and I guess it’s safe to say that we hadn’t experienced it all! Last night a new adventure was added to our life experience. We were chugging along in rather rough seas. Apparently, the roughness of the seas was a surprise to everyone (most especially to the weatherman) because our daily ship’s newsletter had said that the...

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Nov 22, 2008 - Civitevecchia

Civitevecchia, Italy November 22, 2008 We were supposed to go to Rome today but, due to very bad weather and damage to the ship, we were late arriving in Civitevecchia. During the night two huge waves hit the ship and temporarily disabled the vessel. We lost all power and started to drift. They regained control in short order but we continued at a very slow pace, 6.8 knots instead of 22. When it happened it felt as though we had hit something. Many things aboard the ship were tossed about and broken and some passengers were terrified. No...

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Nov 20, 2008 - Intriguing Italy

(To see these photos up close, run your mouse over the bottom left corner of the slideshow and click on Italy. This will take...

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Nov 10, 2008 - Enroute-Rome

November 10, 2008 In route from Beijing to Rome What an experience this has been. We left the hotel at 11:00 PM for the Beijing airport. When we got there the driver left one of our bags (the one with this computer in it) in the van and we had a frantic time trying to get it returned before we left. That was not the worst of it. We had carefully packed and weighed our bags so they would be in compliance with the airlines. Little did we know that Air China has completely different rules. When we checked in they told us we were 75 Kilos over...

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Nov 8, 2008 - Rome/Assisi

The drive to Rome after our time at Italy Farm Stay was blissfully stress-free. The campground in Rome was just off the main highway and easy to find. Camping Roma was quite a complex - tents, cabins, bungalows, a market, pool, disco, laundry, internet and spotless washrooms/showers! The bus stop to downtown was at the campground entrance and there was a huge supermarket across the street. We took the bus/subway downtown and spent the first night walking around the city which was beautiful. The next day we headed to Vatican City and its...

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Oct 24, 2008 - Rome

Hello there Frances my cousin took the day off work to show us around and be our personal tourist guide. We started abit slowly and wandered around to her place and we walked to the metro. Had a very sweet morning tea at a sicilian coffee shop and gave our pancreases a work out. Anna doesn't enjoy sweets so she had a toasted sandwich instead. Hit the feet and walked for couple of kms or streets whatever comes first. Went to the Villa Borghese a great but small museum that Frances recommended and she talked the way around every room. She was...

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Oct 23, 2008 - Rome

Hi there everyone Woke up in Roma today and travelled down to Roma yesterday and caught up with my cousin Frances and that was so cool. 16 years she has been living here and this is the first time any of my family have been here to see her neck of the woods. So we headed for the metro and found ourselves at the Spanish steps and then continued on all day going around the sights. We hopped on the tourist bus and went all round the major ones and Frances has taken the day off tomorrow to take and guide us to the real important ones. We hopped...

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Oct 15, 2008 - Rome

The slow pace quickens as we leave Tuscany and head to the bustling city of Rome, the center of the world. We dock at the "Surprising in Rome" and hit some of the highlights, Colleseum, Forum, etc.. After our first evening we get a stifling full day to take in Rome. It's probably all we'll be able to handle. We'll make sure to hit the Vatican in full and try some neopolitan pizza. See...

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Eurotrip Part Deux

Oct 9, 2008 - McRomed

We arrived in Rome on Tuesday and have been going non-stop since. The first day we arrived we walked around to a few places near our hostel and saw the Coloseam (sp?). That night Kathleen went out with her Australian guy, while I ate the free pasta at the hostel, went to the call center, talked to David and then went back a read til I feel to sleep. On Wednesday, we got up really early and met up with the Canadian girls (Chera & Andrea) and their new friend Andre, to head over to the Vatican. On Wednesdays the pope speaks, so we got to see...

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