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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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Armstrong Adventures

Jul 16, 2004 - Rome

Got to Rome and got a room which is actually one room of a two bedroom apartment very close to the Colossuem and in not a bad area. Speaking of which Rome has that big city feel with some big city problems. Pick pocketing is so bad here that they even remind you every 5 minutes on the subway to watch out for pick pocketers. We saw some shady characters more than once. Just got to keep your eyes open. The real crime here is the price of a coke. 3.50 Euros for a can of coke. Thats more than 5 bucks. (Thank you, I'll take two). Walked a...

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Jul 10, 2004 - Florence was awesome!

Florence has been much more laid back then our previous cities. Everything here is easy to reach on foot, nothing more than a 15 minute walk from another. The shopping here is great as our wallets took quite a hit. The evening of the 8th we went out to an Irish pub and met some guys from Ohio and Texas. Quite an interesting bunch. They invited us to go with them to this all you can drink night club. We did have all you can drink and then had quite a hard time finding our hotel. Shelly saved the day as I could not find my way to save my...

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Lost in Europe

Jun 30, 2004 - Field Trip to Rome

Our field trip to Rome was alright. It took about 5 hours to get there by bus from Florence. Since the bus was running behind schedule, we only walked around for about 2 hours. I didn't mind because it was really hot that day. We stayed in this really nice hotel called Hotel Celicia. It was much nicer than the hotel we are staying at in Florence. My room had its own private balcony and a mini refrigerator! That night we walked down to the Trevi Fountain which looked very nice at night. Altogether I wasn't too impressed by Rome. It reminded...

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Jun 21, 2004 - Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy I still can't believe we are here. After seeing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel yesterday, I said wow once again. How incredible that we are here and seeing all this in person. We have gotten to Rome after some delay. We could not leave Cannes, France for an Italian Train strike. Though, that was nice at the time because it meant another day lounging on the French Riviera. There was also some delay in the train on our way to Rome, but we have gotten here. Teresa has only about a week and I might have even less. I have been...

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Jun 15, 2004 - S: Italy: Enjoying the history of Rome and Florence

Hi Friends, After relaxing in the Greek Islands, we headed back to Athens to catch a flight to Rome. Our original plans were to head northeast from Greece into eastern Europe and end our Europe travels in Italy but we decided to rearrange things a bit in order to hit Italy sooner in the summer season when it might be cooler, have fewer tourists, and my cousin Stephen and his fiancé, Samantha, would still be in Italy. We beat the heat, but not the tourists. In general, we enjoy outlying cities and the countryside villages far more than the...

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Armstrong Adventures

Jun 4, 2004 - Rome has lots to look at

We are currently in Rome right now and I have to say, the history here is very impressive and really cool. After getting in we walked down around the Colloseum and the Roman Forum, I thought the Roman Forum was really cool. I think tomorrow or Monday we are going to take an organized tour of the area to get some more information. We haven't gone inside the the colloseum yet, I am really looking forward to that. Today we will probably spend most of our day in Vatican City. We are going to do a tour and then see how much of it we want to go...

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Apr 8, 2004 - Florence/Rome

Got up this morning and headed straight to Florence. Skipped the leather demonstration in lieu of getting in line for one of the attractions. Unfortunately the line for the Uffizi Gallery was over two hours long so we decided to go to the Galleria Academia where Michelangelo's David is housed. Waited for an hour but got in and it was completely worth it. We weren't supposed to take pictures but I got in a couple shots nonetheless. The statue is much larger than I had anticipated (16 feet) and really quite something in person. We finished up...

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Colin's World Tour

Mar 29, 2004 - Roma Day 2.5

We are halfway into our third day in Rome. This is an amazing city. Everywhere you turn, there is something ancient and/or beautiful. We arrived here Saturday morning, after getting up at 5 a.m. to catch a plan from Lamezia Terma. We were met at the airport by a driver named Enzo, who drove v e r y s l o w l y to town, dropped our baggage off at the hotel, then took us to the USO just in time for the 9:15 a.m. walking tour of Rome. We saw the Pantheon, which has a dome whose engineering was not understood until the Renaissance; the Trevi...

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