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Sep 14, 2008 - Arrive Rome

Buon giorno from Roma! We made it! Time Zones Impaired We flew through Cincinnati, which is an airport where we have spent significant time. The last time we were there, I nearly scratched my eyeball out. This time, my eyes behaved, but my brain did not. My history of not being familiar with time zones is well documented, and nothing has changed. I thought we had about an hour to kill between flights, but, just in case, asked Bob, "This is still the Central Time Zone, correct?" Luckily he knew, because of his dealings with people in...

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Sep 12, 2008 - Ciao Venézia, Ciao Roma (Italian translation: Goodbye Venice, Hello Rome)

Friday – A drive down from Venézia to Roma drove through the flat plains around Venézia before entering the mountains at Bologna. The mountains weren’t too high but lots of tunnels. Past some of the hill top villages/towns that were settled after the fall of Rome. Checked in at the hotel and off to the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Lots of people in Roma, and on the steps. The Pantheon is amazing that a building built in the first century is still standing. A large dome that is perfectly positioned so that if the sphere was...

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Sep 11, 2008 - Roma Bellisimo!

Well, I must have been very tired as I slept in. Could have done with the no wake up call too. Gerry had to come and get my bag, so I rushed downstairs. After a bit I fell asleep on the bus in the aisle seat. We were going around a corner and I must have jolted awake, as I grabbed poor Paul sitting across from me and I'm sure I almost drew blood! After a quick stop at the autogrill for a bathroom break, we're off again and I fell asleep again, but very deeply. When were were getting off for the lunch break at the 2nd autogrill, no one could...

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Joolz in Europe

Sep 1, 2008 - Rome Trip

Hello, Well I am back from Rome. What to say? Well first off..it was beautiful...there is no denying that. It was to say the least a very interesting trip. My whole take on Italy thus far is hit and miss. I think it is beautiful (I have only seen 2 cities) and a definite experience, but I do not think I am crazy about the people or the organization of the country. I will explain further. But first...I should start at the beginning. Silke and I left 11pm on the Luna Express Train headed to Rome. OMG! It was super cramped! We were in a 6...

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Sep 1, 2008 - Rome

We left the hotel at 8:30 to catch the underground to go to the Colleseum where we took the Colleseum and Palatino tour. Afterwards we had lunch and caught the underground back to the Central Train Station and shopped for awhile. In the evening we took the Rome at Night tour which was very nice. We saw all the lights of the city.

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Europe 2008

Aug 29, 2008 - Florence to Rome

All the roads lead to Rome where our included sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to the Eternal City. This afternoon why not discover this city of Gladiators with a local guide? Then, do as the Romans do and stroll past the Trevi Fountain, the amazing Pantheon, and Piazza Novana.

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Aug 26, 2008 - Roma- what a beautiful city

Today we have walked, walked, walked and then walked some more. We have just wandered, randomly, the streets of Rome. We left the apartment at 11am and have just returned- it is now 5:30pm. We returned to Fontana Di Trevi and took some great photos and also went back to the Pantheon and went inside. Both sights just magnificent and absolute worth seeing. We stopped in Piazzo Navona and had a beverage and for the first time in over 5 weeks the kids had McDonalds. Carmine and I bought a beautiful piece of Murona glass (the lovers) and will...

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Aug 18, 2008 - Rome

Naomi Writes: In Rome I find the wide boulevards less congested with traffic, and much more easy to navigate than the very crowded, narrow streets of Paris in the Marais District where we were lodging. The sidewalks here in Rome are wide in most cases, and they are not overloaded with people moving in both directions. I found that walking down the Champs d’elyseys in Paris was like fighting my way upstream in a river with a strong current. Here in Rome it is more comfortable to stroll down the sidewalk of a wide boulevard, without having to...

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Aug 15, 2008 - europe '08' - Rome

Well...what can I say??? Rome was a VERY fleeting visit!!! around 5hours in fact! we had hoped to do the very touristy thing of getting a tour bus round all the main sites in order to maximise our time there however we discovered that there was a bus strike on!! sod's law! so instead we ste off by foot which meant we didn't see nearly half of Rome! Deffinately requires a second visit in the future! Flight to Venice at 6am so returned to airport at around 10pm for a comfortable night at the airport..... well.... when we got to the airport we...

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Aug 14, 2008 - Rome, Italy

Hi All, Sorry for the super delayed update of this journal….our travel laptop had a meltdown (which is still not fixed) and since arriving in London we haven’t had a lot of time to do this….hopefully we can remember everything….. …..especially for Rome! Oh my god there is so much to see and do here!! So we’ll be brief! The first thing to mention was that it was incredibly hot, incredibly crowded and our hostel incredibly sucked! Negatives aside though - all the sights (and Gelato!!!) well and truly made up for it!! We spent our days pretty...

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Aug 11, 2008 - In Rome with no money

We were supposed to meet a cruise ship in Rome on August 1st. There was an industrial strike in Germany and Lufthansa canceled our flight. The cruise line then rebooked us on an EARLIER flight and gave us notice an hour before we needed to be at the airport. Needless to say, we did not make that flight. The Lufthansa agent at the Atlanta airport then seemed to fix everything and we were in high spirits when getting on a 7.35 pm flight to Paris with a connecting flight to Rome the next morning. However, after arriving in Paris, we realize...

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Graduation Trip 2008

Jul 27, 2008 - Rome

Buongiorno, Photos of Rome! We met with Max's best friend Rob. We had lunch and went to the Colosseum with him. We had a great day. Rome is such a big city...but fairly easy to get around. The Colosseum, the Vatican!, Trevi Fountain - just beautiful. Weather was hot and humid. Luca found the Vatican borrrrring, but we made him take the tour, he doesn't realize this opportunity!! London next...and then next stop Rancho Cucamonga. Arrivederci and amore, Max, Deb and Luca

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