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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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Jul 24, 2008 - On our way to Rome

The flight was a total of 12 hours and 15 mins (about an hour shorter than originally anticipated). As far as flights go it was pretty uneventful. We all managed to get about 4-5 hours sleep, with Tia falling straight asleep as soon as we were on the plane. The meals for Tia and I were not too bad but again very much adult based. Carmine rang the airline to check re this and you can only have either child meal, vegetarian or gluten free. You cannot have a combination of any. Oh well, we'll continue to go on as we can. This time with the...

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Jul 21, 2008 - Rome update

We've had a busy time here in Rome. Our apartmnt is great - a few blocks to the Colosseum. July 18(Friday) - Went to the San Clemente Basilica, a block away from our apartment. They've excavated underneath the church, finding the ruins of several older Christian and pagan churches dating back 2000 years. It's really amazing the amount of ancient ruins around this city; it amuses us to think of BC celebrating its 150th anniversary. Capitoline Hill, Spanish Steps, Pantheon - all beautiful. Walked by the Basilca Di Sant' Ignazio Di Loyola and...

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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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