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Oct 8, 2014 - Spanish steps and Vatican City

Another very busy day. We started off by visiting the Capuchin Catacombs museum (incl. 6 rooms filled and decorated with bones of dead priests) and then the Spanish steps. Tom and Luke were happy for Alicen and Frank to do the walking and 'sight' seeing there, while they are "chill in". At 2pm we had booked a trip to and through the Vatican incl. visit of the museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilican and of course St. Peter's square which we all know from the Pope's addresses to the crowds. Another few "punch us in the arm" moments as...

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Oct 7, 2014 - Gladiator school and Collosseum tour

Our day in Rome and already action packed. Alicen and Frank got a little bit of an idea of the metro lines last night when reviewing the Rome itinerary and booklet provided by our neighbours. As we had to travel a bit to get to the "How to become a gladiator?" we left early and this ended up a good decision as it took us a while walking and finding out where the school was situated. Again, thanks to Tom for getting us there via the Maps App. We just made it by 11am, however then had to wait for a few other tourists (from Germany) and our...

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Oct 6, 2014 - Roman Forum

Ohhhhh the history we walked through. It's a strange feeling to walk the same path of those 1,900 years ago. Trying to imagine what it looked like and how the people lived. I get my history all mixed up but I do love a good story!! Update: Jason's gelato intake is up to 22. 22 cups of strawberry and lemon. And yes, I do believe it adds to his ADD, ADHD, OCD and general silliness LOL!

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Oct 6, 2014 - St. Peters Square

St. Peters Square and the Basilica were pretty impressive, magnificent actually. I almost got the feeling "Be Still and Know That I Am God" feeling. I was looking around in the Basilica and I couldn't see where they set up the guitars and bass and drums though. Hmmmmm maybe they don't have church like we do hehe.

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Oct 6, 2014 - Colosseum

We jumped on the double decker bus that ran on the sight seeing loop. We came around the corner and down a small hill and there it was. Just so amazing and awesome. We hadn't had lunch (or breakfast) so we decided to have a nice lunch first. The boys treated me, as they have been doing through this trip. They are considerate and generous and I'm a lucky Aunt to have them with me. As we walked towards the entrance of the Colosseum we were asked if we wanted to join a tour. It was only 15€ each so we did. It was nice to have a guide giving us...

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Oct 5, 2014 - Train from Florence to Rome and Jason being silly

The boys are digging the first class treatment, I only wish we could fly first class! We made it to Rome and checked in, then went to have a bite to eat. I was wanting to just go back to the room to relax, take a shower and watch a movie. I know that's really boring and honestly who does that on their first afternoon in Rome? I DO! I was feeling like I needed a lil quiet time, time to decompress, and the boys were anxious to see the city. So I say to them, "hey, I'm going to relax and stay in but you guys should go out an explore, have...

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Oct 2, 2014 - Rome

October 2: Rome is a surprise to me in that the history is interspersed through the city and is part of daily life. The Coliseum is right there as you drive by - you will see an archaeological dig next to a set of apartments and there is even one that is ongoing under a government building. Everywhere you turn you see old, newer and new often standing right together. Beautiful architecture and sculpture throughout the city on nearly every building. Even pacing ourselves I feel like my feet are broken! It's the shuffle walk that you have to...

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Down the Road

Oct 1, 2014 - Arrival in Rome

I was dreading Rome, given how much I disliked Florence. It is big and noisy and fast and I love it ... much like I love New York City. We have had no problems crossing streets, but you would not believe traffic. Everyone does their own thing! We did a hop-on/hop-off bus tour when we first arrived to get our bearings (thank goodness Tim is here - I would still be wandering somewhere near our hotel!). Scooters are zipping through the tiniest openings between one bus and another, between cars, between traffic and parked cars, etc. We are...

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Sep 29, 2014 - Back to Rome

Back to the real world. About 3 km walk to the train station, then caught the train to Rome. Soooo much easier dealing with this at a small station instead of Roma Termini. Back to our old Hotel Montecarlo and the room was ready within an hour or so, we just enjoyed the wifi while waiting. Later we walked down Via Nationale to the Piazza Venezia. Rome is so wonderful to walk around. Ancient artifacts at every corner. How did they do it?

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Europe 2014

Sep 17, 2014 - Civitivecchia transportation day

Got up early because we had decided to catch the 9:57 train from Rome to the cruise port. Made the 15 minute walk to the train station, bought the 2 tickets for 22 Euro total (a drive to the port was 100 Euro), and there the easy part ended. The ticket didn't say which platform the train left from. We tried to figure it out without success. A couple of gypsies wanted to help us but we had been warned about that! A man working in a kiosk sent us to platform 21 where a train was waiting. We got on, found a compartment and then weren't sure we...

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Sep 16, 2014 - Vatican City

What a day today, We used the second day of our hop on hop off and went to St Peters. This time on the bus we were lucky and got the very front seat. The traffic is incredible and no one seems to get angry and very little honking. We got off at St Peters. It was a 3 hour wait just to get inside, a wait mostly up sheltered from the sun. We chose tal walk around and then bought a tour for 35 Euro each which took us in a group entrance -total pandemonium , however we got inside and saw a couple of hours worth of incredible art and antiquity. I...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Move to Rome

Well, it was quite a day. Tube to Victoria station, Train to Gatwick, then to Easyjet, When they say you can take one bag on board, they really mean it.....not a bag and a purse, not a bag and a backpack.....one item only. So we paid to check another bag. 30 pounds for a 2 hr flight for a carryon size. Live and learn. The plane seat configuration was pretty tight and we left 30 min late because they had to remove a passenger and their bags but we ended up at the Rome airport safe and sound. Got train tickets for Rome - when we got there...

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Europe 2014

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