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    • Day 123

      Cat pancakes and Elisa Blu

      September 9, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Sorry for the no post 🫶🏼
      Here is us back in Rome after I left my dad🥸
      Met scoutyyyy at the train station cuz she was staying close to there and we got the bus !!! Yes the bus the bus me and sara waited for hours and it didn’t come and when it did it dropped us at the bottom of the hill !!! All the way!! Yes yes all the way!!! To Pietro’s house !!! Insane I’m telling you. We met sara there and I hadn’t seen her for agessss so it was very nice 👍🏼

      Elisa Blu bullied us for 2 nights: here is us dressed in our winter outfits as her ‘little darlings’ and then we went out after and had an aperol because oh my we needed one.

      Here is us the next morning when scout slept over making pancakes ! We hugged the evil deva cat and scout said I was holding it wrong “Alex that’s not how you hold a cat” but when she picked it up it got mad so 🤷🏼‍♀️💅
      Then we made the pancakes which we made into cats - we made a competition on my Instagram as you can make a poll where your friends vote for who they like. I went for a whole body (a bit ambitious) but I did win 😇

      Then I gave scouttyyyy a haircut. We then missed the bus to the Vatican (Vati post coming) cuz I had to even her out a bit. Didn’t get time to do the bangs which may actually be a good thing- I have not cut bangs before. Also coming , the fact that I left those hairdressing scissors in my toiletries bag which did not end amazing but could have been worse …
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    • Day 17

      Chasing our last Rome sunset 🌅

      July 31, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 91 °F

      I got a book called 101 Fabulous Things to do in Rome and read that another great sunset was at a place called Janiculum Hill where the Garibaldi Monument is located. Along with alleyways, sunsets are my thing! There were vendors, music, and what looked like a small café at the top of this hill. It was quite the hike to get there, but well worth the 360 degree views of Rome. We identified some of the major sights like the Basilica, Pantheon, and Roman Forum. The sunset was beautiful and we stayed a little after to watch the skies change colors on either side of the monument and shaid cheers to our last Rome sunset.Read more

    • Day 15

      Us, eats and sights

      May 24, 2022 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

      So we went out for dinner in Roma, I made Sara take photos and photos at the restaurant (call it genetic from father Mike), saw a cute elephant sculpture, ate some Supplì (fried balls), some pastries, a church ceiling (lots of churches coming up don’t worry), I went for a walk to a pretty view at night and took a selfie with my main man ‘Bontemps’ and then went to this really cool Fox Gallery with lots of different artists posters, postcards and wall art! ;)

      Staying here has been very fun as we have done something different each day but not been too rushed and can enjoy actually just being in the city and the streets and all that jazz. It’s so so hot and humid but beats the rain.

      Rock on 🤘
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    • Day 4

      Rom von oben!

      October 22, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Nachdem wir uns kurz entspannt hatten sind wir noch einmal auf den Gianicolo Berg hoch(-gefahren).
      Von hier hatte man einen sehr schönen Blick auf Rom. 🌆
      Durch einen kleinen Park sind wir anschließend wieder runtergelaufen nach Trastevere. Einer meiner Lieblingsecken in Rom - und das trotz der vielen Menschen! 😵‍💫

      Ein Viertel aus ganz vielen kleinen süßen Gassen wo in jeder Ecke ein kleiner Krims-Krams Laden ist. Da wir schon relativ spät da waren waren sogar einige Läden schon richtig schön beleuchtet. So typisch italienisch halt!🇮🇹 es hat uns sehr gut gefallen, sodass ein Eis und Apérol natürlich nicht fehlen durften 🙈

      Auf dem Rückweg sind wir dann noch am Tiber entlang und haben auf den ein oder anderen Straßenmusiker getroffen. Der eine ruhige als der andere, manche besser manche schlechter, aber manchmal gab es auch große „Partys“ dabei. Eine schöne Stimmung! 🎶 - es hatte schon fast was von Paris!

      Kurz vor zuhause - wir kamen ja sowieso dran vorbei, hab es dann noch ein kleines Abendessen bei „La Vittoria“. Es hat wie immer mal wieder sehr gut geschmeckt!🍝

      Danach ging es dann aber wirklich auch heim und auf direktem Wege ins Bett.
      Touri sein, ist halt auch anstrengend 🥵

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    • Day 40

      Surviving Rome Heat

      August 2, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      Today was all about the Coliseum, the Forum, and surviving the heat.

      We had our tour for the Coliseum starting at 10 this morning because we anticipated it would be hot in Italy and we figured to get done our tour before the hottest part of the day hit us. What we didn't expect back then was the whole day would be blazing hot. Before our tour even started it was flirting with 30 degree weather. In Mooney fashion, we decided to walk to the Coliseum from our apartment. About a 2.2 km walk. We got to see the Mouth of Truth and the Circus Maximus on our way so that was a bonus. Then we got to the Coliseum, found our tour guide person, took some pictures of the Coliseum and waited for the tour to start.

      I won't bore you with the details. We walked through the first and second levels, got a great history lesson and the headed over to the Forum where we started up on Palatine Hill and finished in the ruins of the Imperial Forum. So much great information. But.... sooooo hot. Not a lot of relief from the heat. Luckily Rome has water filling stations all through the city so we could always refill our water bottles when we ran out. But by the end we had some kids who weren't feeling well from the heat. So we took some breaks, got everyone nice and cool with water and we made our way back to our apartment to wait out the hottest part of the day.

      After a few hours, when the sun was starting to go down a bit, we set out to explore Trastevere. For the next couple of hours we walked around, went up a hill for some great city views, and then we made our way back home stopping at a great restaurant for supper where Caden decided to try Octopus for supper. That went better than I thought. Then it was back home with a quick stop to enjoy some live music before we went up to our apartment to settle in for the night.

      All in all it was a good day but we all feel the heat and the length of the trip and the mild longing for home starting to creep in is wearing on us a bit. It kind of takes the shine off of what we are experiencing. Not too much... but just a little.

      Ok. Off to bed and tomorrow we go to the Vatican. Thanks for tagging along.
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    • Day 12

      Rom Trastevere

      August 23, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

      Heute sind wir erst gegen Mittag losgekommen. Erst mal zum Circo Massimo (größter Circus im antiken Rom) und dann zum Pantheon. gegen Abend sind wir nach Trasteverere gefahren, dem flippigen Boheme-Viertel mit traditionellen und trendigen Trattorias und Kunsthandwerksläden. hier hat es uns dann noch öfters hingezogen. Auf dem Nachhauseweg lauschten wir den Klängen eines guten Straßenmusikers.Read more

    • Day 4

      Panaromic Point Rome

      August 1, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

      We wanted to see Rome from its highest point so together with a hostel buddy we climbed the highest point at the edge of the city. On the way we discovered quite a few crypts, the oldest lighthouse of Rome (built 50 years after founding of the kingdom of Rome) and we got to see soldiers firing a canon at 12:00 😄 (I took a video).Read more

    • Day 2

      Vacsi az olaszokkal

      March 18, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Végül vacsi szinten Trasteveren, de egy kevésbé felkapott helyen, ahol egymás után húzzák ki az ételeket az amúgy sem hosszú étlapról- szóval nincs idő hezitálni, gyorsan választani kell. De a ravioli nem okoz csalódást, a paprika nélküli pörkölt vicces :)) majd utána meg iszunk egy jó kis 69 illetve szadomazo shotot a szokásos Choccolata e Vino nevű bárban. Szuper kis este volt!Read more

    • Day 16


      April 28, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Today is Carolynne’s birthday so we’re glad you’re be able to celebrate with her in Rome. Up by 5:30 and at breakfast shortly after 6. Carolynne was the first one off the ship in honour of her special day. We four were the only ones plus Rod from Florida on the first shuttle bus so ended up sharing a taxi to the train station. Caught the 7:59 train and arrived in Rome around 9:22. Partly sunny and a high of 18 predicted.Read more

    • Day 1

      Erstes Erkunden

      August 26, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      Auf dem Gianikolo Hügel.

      Ein toller Blick über die Stadt!

      Wir haben dies als mitunter Auftakt für die Tour gewählt, um uns einen Anreiz zur Erkundung zu liefern und um die Dimensionen der Stadt besser erfassen zu können.

      Einige tolle Kamera Aufnahmen sind dort ebenso entstanden, ich (Daniel) kann es kaum erwarten diese in Lightroom zu sichten!
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