Published: June 21st 2005June 21st 2005
The Collesium and Me
Personally, I think this picture looks like I've been superimposed in front of the Collesium. It's real...I swear!
Ciao from Roma! Let me start by saying that I would need to write a novel to get you all sufficiently up-to-date on my travels here in Italy. However, the Vatican is calling my name today -- somehow I think I should listen. :) Plus, I do want to attach a couple of photos and this computer is so, so slow. In fact, I'm currently having a minor cultural shock moment b/c these computers and keyboards are driving me insane!! I can't get anything to work. I guess I will just say a prayer at St. Peters that I don't somehow lose any pictures.
Anyway, Siena was beautiful and Rome is amazing. I'm surrounded by buildings and ruins from Before Christ -- BEFORE CHRIST! It is astounding. I took a night tour on Sunday night and saw the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, etc, etc all lit up - beautiful. Yesterday I visited the Forum, Pantheon, Collesium and more. The more was Ryan's Tour O' Rome where I visited Ryan's old haunts from when he studied abroad here six years ago. I finally had the coffee he's been raving about all this time! And even I must admit that
Roma by Night
Need I say more?
it was pretty good (and I despise coffee!). Had a blast taking a trip down Ryan's memory lane! :)
That's all for now. Vatican today and Ireland tomorrow. It will be weird to say arriverdechi to Italia tomorrow - it's been my home for almost five weeks now. Bella Italia.
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