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Oct 18, 2004 - Bella Roma

Honestly, two entries in one day. Someone definitely has too much time on his hands!! I am safely in Rome, and the weather has definitely improved (sod's law though as I have spent the best two days weather-wise so far on trains). Still, it is great to be back in Rome and I am just about to go for a stroll down to the Colosseum (I think that's how it is spelt) and the Trevi Fountain (doubt I'll see Anita Ekberg enjoying La Dolce Vita, but you never know my luck). Still, the legend is true, because I threw a coin in last year, and I have now...

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Oct 13, 2004 - Building an Arc - Rome

It was always going to happen, the rain had finally caught up with us and how. The last couple of days in Florence were very wet and the rain had followed us down the A1 to Rome. Entering Rome wasn`t as difficult as we first thought however after missing the worlds most hidden campsite entrance we were coasting down the via Flamino into centro roma. It is at this point the drivers turned on us and the skys really opened up. We skirted around central Rome, through some strange woodlands and two hours skirting round the borders of the...

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Sep 19, 2004 - Report on 2nd day Roma

Hello everyone, here is an update of our journey. Today Aldo our bus driver took us to the Colossuem where Maritsa our tour co-ordinator in Italy introduced us to Ned our the local tour specialist. The Colosseum as we call it is absolutely fantastic considering it was built in the 7th century. By the way it was built by tradesman and when in its pristine state could hold 50,000 Geelong supporters. The floor was covered with a wooden floor then covered in sand, thus in the old days it was called the Arena which means sand(just a bit of...

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Sep 17, 2004 - Rome

Spent the last few days in Roma. Saw the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Captial Hill, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters. All the places were unbelievable with St. Peters absolutly the most amazing building so far. We experienced the White Night last night and it was out of control. MTv started at 12:00 with six DJs till 5:00 in the morning. Two million people were estimated to be on the streets last night. All of Rome was open for 24 hours and most things were free to see like the museums and churches.

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Sep 6, 2004 - Roma

Hello from Rome! Here is where our paths diverge a bit. Brenden is off to Southern Italy for his third workcamp followed by more time in Germany and I am spending the next two weeks traveling in Italy followed by a ten day silent meditation retreat in France. Hope this finds everyone well! I will take the huge responsibility of having a bit of gelato (Italian ice cream!!) for each of you. Rome is incredible! (We still have many more photos from India. Hopefully time will allow us to put them up soon.)

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Sep 4, 2004 - The Eternal City

Wednesday September 1 must have been the start of the hunting season in Italy as we woke to the sound of gunshots. Duck shooters were shooting by the river (as they were every morning). Anyway it ensured an early start and we headed into Rome and started at the Pantheon which was pretty incredible especially as it is over 2000 year old. Then on to the Chiesa di Santa Maris Supra Minerva to see a couple of Michelangelo sculptures. Piazza Navona followed and we enjoyed a delicious panini each as we sat by the Fontana del Quattro Flumi. We...

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Sep 4, 2004 - Florence - Rome - Day 13

We had an early start to get to Rome this morning to get into the Vatician City and Sistine Chapel as they only sell tickets until midday. When we got to Rome we caught the underground train into the centre of the city. What an experience!!! There was this gypsy on the cabin we got into... He was sitting there with his dog and looked so filthy and drunk... Anyway no one went near him we all stood even though he had seats all around him. He then started mouthing off in another language, all I picked up was tourists and you should be dead. He...

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Laurel's 2004 OE

Aug 29, 2004 - To Rome

I got up at a decent time today because part of me getting this room at a decent price meant I had to pay $10 for breakfast. It was actually very good though, if not worth $10. The orange juice is made with dark red blood oranges, very good. I got the train to Rome, which was uneventful. I sat in a compatment with a really nice woman. When she saw me reading the guide book, she started pointing out sites, like the mountains where Michaelangelo got his marble and the leaning tower of Pisa. I checked into my hostel, where the woman who runs...

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Aug 16, 2004 - Roma arrival

Well I left Verona thismorning and only just managed to get a train to Rome - I guess it is in the middle of their holidays so I should have planned a little better. The pension I've booked us into is right near the main train station, but is tucked into a courtyard a couple of streets away so it shouldn't be too noisy. Giovanna, who runs the new hostel as well as a hotel with her parents just down the street, is lovely and was very welcoming. The hostel is very secure and they bring you breakfast in bed so that can't be too bad can...

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Miezis World Tour

Aug 13, 2004 - Breky Nice, Lunch Milano, Dinner Roma

Yes well in Roma, doing as they do in Roma. Got here last night via Milano and booked into a cheap Hotel with Airconditioning. It is around 38 deg at the moment. Spent today walking around a pile of old ruins. and all there names are in italian which I know very little of. THe pics will come in time.

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Jul 17, 2004 - rome

ok im in rome now...it is so crazy here compared to riomaggiore...but i had to leave that tiney little italian town...it was getting too comfortable...it was funny too because everyone know where i was staying...where i ate breakfast...when i was at the beach...they are so funny there...they love to keep tabs on you...and then tell you about that later. tomorrow im going to go walking around rome...im staying in a pension ...casa de mama benzo...she doesnt speak a lick of english and my italian in pretty limited...but all the same it is a...

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Jul 17, 2004 - S&D: Back to Rome

Hello All, So, we find ourselves back in Rome, one last time before jumping the continent and heading east. We have a 5:45pm flight to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai and Dhaka (not sure where Dhaka is) arriving in KL tomorrow afternoon. We had grand plans of an easy travel day yesterday, planning to arrive in Rome around 6pm, in time for a nice dinner at the wine bar around the corner from our hotel...but, alas, that was not to be. Here we were beginning to feel like pretty savvy travelers, having logged many miles at this point on trains, buses...

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