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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 - 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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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 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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Apr 3, 2009 - Day 1, 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. :) --- We have arrived in Rome! Eunice and I have planned for this trip a long time ago, and it is amazing to finally be in this city. Taking the Leonardo Express from FCO to Termini was pretty easy, except that we bought dodgy looking tickets that looked like toilet paper and doubted for a...

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Feb 27, 2009 - Rome

This last weekend we went to rome, which was beautiful. It was so much different than florence simply because it has more of a big city feel to it where florence has lots of tiny one way streets and not as much traffic, but it was still very cool. I have a few photos put up but there is no way i can put up all of them (nor do you probably need to see them all since i took like 300. we went to the vatican which was really cool. I want to go back so that i can see more of the exhibits. We saw the sculpture museum and the tapistry museum and...

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Jan 27, 2009 - Vatican City

The four of us were up and out of our hostel by 7 am on Sunday morning. We were extremely lucky as our weekend in Rome happened to land on the last Sunday of the month, which meant free admittance to the Vatican. After coffee, we arrived at St. Peter's Basilica around 8:15 am to find that we were just about the only ones there; just us and the pigeons. Even though St. Peter's opened at 9, they let us in. I walked in, spotted Michelangelo's La Pieta and literally ran. We stood in front of the statue, uninterrupted by anyone else for probably...

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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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