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Aug 22, 2007 - The first 48...

Sorry the first entry is so late - internet points are hard to come by in Roma, quite apart from the fact that we have been on the go since we arrived!! Anyway, here is our first entry. We hope you enjoy it; we certainly enjoyed the experience behind it! Nothing like going in boots and all when you go on holiday, we always say! The first 48 hours of this trip have been chock-a-block and now we are finally settling down for a good night's sleep. It all began for Angela and me with an early start so we could go and watch our 8-month old...

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MARS 7 Expedition

Aug 22, 2007 - Rome

Roma!!!!! Our first stop on our honeymoon. Our course we have visited all the main sites such as the Collosium, the Vatican, the Sistine chapel, the Trevi fountain, the Roman Forum, etc. Our favourite by far was the collosium. We actually paid for a tour at the collosium (not common for us) and found out that an estimated 1 million people have been killed in the collosium, and that admission had never been charged from its creation until about 1997. I guess they need the revenue now. Before you go to Italy, there are a few things you should...

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Aug 21, 2007 - Rome

They say that Rome wasn't built in a day, and thus it certainly can't be seen in one. We had a great taste of this amazing city today, and we are definitely planning to return in the future. We started our adventure in Rome at the Coliseum, which is even more impressive in person than it is in pictures. To think that people were visiting this structure to watch gladiatorial contests and other events nearly 2000 years ago boggles the mind. It's also an exercise in imagination, since even historians disagree on how the destroyed parts of the...

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Aug 17, 2007 - Roma - With Naples update

Hello to Thanks for the E-mails and the love you send. Naples update. Our last night in Naples we went to a family restaurant about one block from the hotel, "Trattoria dei Milanesi" run by a husband & Wife and daughter and grand daughter (Nancy 12 years old) the food was great and it was not main avenue restaurant fare but down home cooking. There are 8 tables for guest and 2 for the family to sit and chat. Although there are No Smoking signs everywhere the family lit up at will. The smoke did not bother us and you could not tell they...

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Aug 14, 2007 - Rome - Snaps, Sights & Wisdom.....

We arose about 10am to a beautiful sunny day in Rome and ventured down to the garden for breakfast. Unfortunately, they had already started to clear most of the culinary delights by the time we arrived, so much time was spent gesticulating wildly and speaking in appalling Engtalian to get some nosh. Beautiful surroundings for breakfast though as you can see by the photo. Afterwards, we left the hotel and wandered around aimlessly for a bit before deciding to be truly tourist and bought tickets for the Rome tour bus to take in the termini...

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Aug 13, 2007 - Rome

hi guzs, crankz kezboard again and no time to fix mistakes, so goodluck with the code. Had an interesting couple of dazs in Rome. visited the vatican museums and St Peters and the Sistine Chapel and the other things crayz tourists do in Rome. We got to the spanish steps where there were about a million people and stared, looked around, stared again, looked at each other and said "thez,re just steps+". mazbe we missed something. Met up with our Tour group at the hotel in rome and have now spent 8 dazs with them. just 15 of us in a 46 seater...

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Europe 2007

Aug 12, 2007 - Verona to Roma

Whilst on the train heading for Rome we met Jim and Lisa from San Diego, who boarded in Florence. We had a great chat with them and hope to keep in touch ......We arrived in Rome at 3:00 p.m. and the challenge of finding our hotel began. First we wandered around the train station Termini, trying to find the tourist info booth. Apparently it was hiding behind binario 24. After locating it we got directions to take the bus......those dreaded directions.......go back across the station (to where we already once were) and catch the number 86...

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Jul 22, 2007 - We made it!!

Hi everyone!! The flight was fine a little shaky but OK. We arrived in Roma about 12:30 and did as the Romans do.. we took a siesta until about 9pm. After we went to the Spanish Steps for some dinner.. which was the usual pasta, pizza, and a pitcher of wine :). Today we slept in then went to the Trevi Fountain and then tried to go to the Vatican and Museum but they were closed because it's Sunday. Tomorrow we board the ship about 4pm. Hope all is well! Happy Birthday Gary!!! and give Tashi a kiss xoxox Mr. and Mrs. Tvrdik

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Our Honeymoon

Jul 20, 2007 - Rome

We docked in Civitavecchia, which means "Ancient Town". This is the dock for Rome and is the main starting point for sea connections from central Italy to Sardinea and Barcelona. The bier was built in 2 AD. From here we traveled by bus to Rome, which is a 90 minute ride. Rome became the capitol of Italy in 1870 and has 4 million residents and 2 minllion cars (Need I say more about the traffic). There is a 2 line subway system and they are working on a third. But as they dig they keep finding ruins and then have to stop. We had a bus trip...

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Jul 12, 2007 - Italy

Rome Day 2 Yesterday was quite a day. Jam packed with everything Roma. We started the morning with a Roman breakfast, fresh pastries and yogurt. We then got our stuff together and walked through a lovely park to the Borghesse Gallary, a privately owned art museum. It was the nicest museum Id ever been in and Dad said the same. Every inch of every room was art. The floors were covered in mosaics, every ceiling had a diffrent fresco depicting a story in Roman mythology and the sclulptures were exuisite. In just the first room alone I could...

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Jul 10, 2007 - Rome

Well we arrived on time at 10:35am (4:35am cdt). Our flight was great - we each had a row to ourselves. There were 50 teenagers on our flight as part of People to People but they were well behaved. Today we just got organized. Had a nice dinner and had our life boat drill. I made my first reservation for the Spa and Ross has already checked out the casino. In fact we are on our way there as soon as I send this. I'm sorry I can not send pictures tonight because they don't have an available USB port. But the internet manager has promised I...

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Jul 10, 2007 - 07 07 09 Flying home Rome to Toronto

Ah,what a day to have to leave. The international high diving championships are today in Furore and Maria and Franco are taking the boat to see them. Next trip I will arrange to be in Conca at the right time. Brian's flight leaves before mine but he would prefer that I go to the airport with him. We have to walk to the train station to catch the shuttle train to the airport so we'll get up at 4am so that I can have a shower. Travelling always make one feel dusty, don't you think? Well saw Brian off, and now I have to wait till 12:30 before...

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