Piazza Di Spagna

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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

  • Day2

    Good Night, Rome!

    November 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 54 °F

    This is the view out of our hotel room window. It's not the best view that we've ever had but I've seen worse. The rain is still coming down and I'm hoping that it lets up a bit tomorrow. We did so much good stuff today, and had a lot of fun, but I'm thinking that it would have been even better without the rain. Good night, Rome! I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!Read more

  • Day5

    Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti

    September 17, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Wer jetzt rätselt, was genau das sein soll: in Deutschland kennt man diese Sehenswürdigkeit als „Spanische Treppe“, benannt nach der Piazza die Spagnia, die am Fuße der Treppe liegt.

    Seit Kurzem ist es in Rom verboten, sich auf die Spanische Treppe zu setzen – eine Maßnahme, die nicht nur bei Touristen, sondern auch bei eingeborenen Römern Kopfschütteln ausgelöst hat und die leider viel von dem Charme dieser Attraktion zunichte gemacht hat.Read more

  • Day2

    Waiting for Our Room

    November 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 57 °F

    After leaving the subway, it took us a while to find where our hotel was. It was actually very easy to get there but, it being our first time here, we didn't know where to go. Like much of Europe, the streets don't seem to have many signs indicating their name. We also tried asking directions from some local police officers but none of them spoke English.
    We finally found the hotel but were told that our room wasn't ready for us to check in yet. We had expected that because it was still so early in the morning. We left our bags in the lobby but didn't want to go back out because of the rainy weather. The hotel staff was very accommodating and invited us to wait in their parlor. We decided to just stay here for a while and dry off. Right now, we're waiting for our room to be ready and also for Bryan to arrive. I wonder which one will be first.
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  • Day2


    November 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 57 °F

    After Bryan arrived, we decided to go out and have breakfast since all of us were starving from not eating on the plane. Bryan picked this place, Caffè Greco. We had never heard of it before but it's actually the oldest, and most famous, coffee house in Rome.Read more

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