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  • Day54

    Alle Wege führen nach Rom.

    August 15, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Drei Tage ROM 🏛️🎈 ...das ist mindestens nötig, um Einiges zu entdecken und die ganzen Eindrücke zu verarbeiten. 😬

    "Rom ist eine Welt, und man braucht Jahre, um sich nur erst drinnen gewahr zu werden. Wie glücklich find´ ich die Reisenden, die sehen und gehen."
    Johann W. von Goethe, Italienische Reise
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  • Day14

    The Spanish Steps

    September 30, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Very large staircase... not gonna lie, too tired to climb but looked fab from the bottom.
    Very impressive fountain at the bottom and a lovely church at the top.
    Fill those water bottles now whilst you have chance!!Read more

  • Day2

    NCL Spirit ship change of route

    February 8, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 50 °F

    Today, we got word from NCL that because of the virus in Hong Kong and China, the ship was being rerouted back to the Mediterranean area. Our cruise is completely changing directions and ports. GOOD NEWS: We will get a 50% refund. Instead of arriving in Singapore and then Tokyo, we will now be arriving in Athens. NCL offered full refund to cancel. We did not think that was an option for us.

    Prior to this, while in the Apple store in Madrid, we got word that there was a French union worker’s strike and a virus at the Marseille ship dock where the boat is getting a 100 million dollar “facelift” delaying the departure and we would not be leaving until Friday. GOOD NEWS: We get a 25% cruise refund and a 25% discount on future cruise.

    One final email noted that on this first cruise, we’ve been updated to a balcony. Finally, something going right. Maybe we can get upgraded for the rest of the the time?

    It’s kinda been a mild nightmare of such, not knowing where and when we would be traveling. We get reports here in Europe of how serious this Coronavirus is. So we were not surprised when NCL decided to redirect its ship back to the Mediterranean area. It is what it is. NCL is making major health care precautions such as no self food service and frequent sanitary wipe downs. So it should be interesting but much welcomed! We’ve done this “kinda thing before” with the “adrift at sea” event back in 2017.

    Today Glenn and I bought some masks to have in case we are quarantined. We tried several pharmacies (which were sold out), until we located them.

    Saturday we had fun as we explored the St Peter’s Basilica. We were not on a tour and we took our time.
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  • Day186


    September 26, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Fortunately Take Five was exactly where we left her and none the worse for her summer holiday. But we were there less than 24hours before we headed to Rome. It has been a long day but we walked miles and visited Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Saint Angelo’s Castle, Pantheon, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and lots of Churches. Here are a few photos, more from Vatican Museums on next post.Read more

  • Day4

    Spanische Treppe

    August 29, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Nach unserem kühlen Gelato zog es uns zu Fuß weiter in Richtung der Piazza del Spagna und der dort liegenden Spanischen Treppe.

    Wir flanierten die Via dei Condotti hinauf, vorbei an den teuren Designer Stores von Armani & Co und genossen angekommen am Platz das kühle Wasser der Fontäne della Barcaccia, an welche man heran treten darf.

    Die Treppe bei 30 Grad zu erklimmen war zum Glück nur mäßig Schweiß treibend, allerdings entlohnt dies mit einem wundervollen Blick über die Stadt und man spürt dort sehr den mediterranen Flair der Stadt.

    Die Trinita dei Monti an der Spitze der Treppe ist ein dankbares Foto Motiv und so hat es sich auch hier gelohnt, die Kamera am Mann zu haben, es wird wahrlich Zeit die Bilder in Lightroom zu sichten!
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