|Amy and I reunited
in Rome. Whereby previously we had had our favorite places around Europe,
Italy rather quickly took the cake. It was amazing. Here's Amy in front
of the Colosseum. We dedicated a day to the ancient Roman stuff such as
the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, and so on.
|Here's Rick inside
the Colosseum. There's not much I wish to say, you should see it for yourself
to believe it.
|A very important
lesson was learnt here. In Poland we posed a similar picture with a man
dressed up as a crusader. This was lovely and we tipped him about two dollars.
We assumed a similar tip would suffice here. Instead what happened was
after Amy and I had pictures taken with this She-ra bitch, she demanded
10,000 lira for Amy's picture and 10,000 lira for Rick's picture (10,000
lira was about $7). We didn't want to argue with her, so we paid. If you
find yourself in Italy with one of these dress-ups asking you if you want
a picture, you may want to arrange the price before hand.
|Amy at a water fountain.
This was one of our favorite things about Rome. Everywhere you go there
are water fountains with cold, refreshing drinking water. The man in the
picture had stopped his car by the fountain and got out for a drink.
|Another day in Rome
was spent at the Vatican. First we went to see St. Peter's. This church
was unbelievable, it was huge. After looking around inside the church,
we paid for the elevator, followed by climb to the top. At the top you
get to walk around the inside as well as the outside of the dome. Outside
is impressive, you get a beautiful view of the Vatican. When inside, we
could not believe we were inside a structure built by humans! It is so
colossal and high that a closely wired fence was put up to surround you,
one reason for it being that if someone through a coin from that height
it could kill someone below. Humans walking in the church bellow appeared
to be the size of fingernails. Later we went to the museum, library, and
chapels. The feature here was the Sistine Chapel. Go sometime.
|Well, these pictures
tell just about nothing of our Rome experience since we've left just about
everything out. Here's Rick sitting on a wall overlooking the city. In
Rome we started a new eating schedule which would last for the rest of
Italy. Breakfast would be small, consisting of fruits, juice and maybe
pastry items from a store. Lunch was strictly gelato -- the best gelato
in the world. Dinner we would splurge on, we went for elegant courses of
pasta or pizza, appetizers and sometimes side dishes, and of course a litre
of vino every night. Italian food is what it's all about. What else? I
can't describe how good it is to cool your feet in a water fountain after
walking all day. When Amy did it she said, "It feels like I just got new