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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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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 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 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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