This morning had a feeling to it. It was a feeling of spirituality, maybe of holiness. You know those mornings when you wake and all you really feel like is a good blessing by the pope? Well we had one of those today. He was not due at his window until 12pm, so we took our time and grabbed a kebab and the train to the Vatican.
Getting off the Metro we pushed through the crowded streets to the square and found a great vantage point waiting for the holy one. There were thousands upon thousands waiting for the pope with their faces pointed towards his penthouse. At 12pm sharp the curtain parted and there he was. He got a rockstar reception before beginning his blessing in 7 different languages. Each time he began a new one the native speakers went crazy. Now we're not really religious but it was very cool. We were just blessed by the most famous person in the world, the holiest of the holy.
After 20 mins it was over and we headed into the tombs under St Peters and paid our respects. Soo much history down there. Then back into the Basilica to see the parts we missed yesterday. We spent about an hour just wandering around again.
We'd had enough by then so we headed back outside and were greeted by rain. We were hoping for sunny weather before heading to Germany but looks like it's not to be. We started walking and made our way towards a gourmet shop we had heard about near The Vatican. We found it quite easily and began our search for the Holy Grail in the packed store. Most Aussies will understand when we say we had been craving it, and just can't get it anywhere. It's in a yellow jar and when we spied it tucked away on a shelf we felt like singing. Vegemite we missed you, we need you. Even at €5.50 a jar, although I would have paid double. If only we could get fresh bread on this continent we would be in a state of bliss.
As we were both tired, and the day was crappy, we couldn't have been bothered fighting through the crowds so we decided to head to the movies again. They only show 4 films and we had seen 3 so we settled on the last. It was a few hours before it began so we went for a walk around Villa Borghese, a beautiful park. Then back to the flicks. It was a movie by Woody Allen and was an ok film but finished with only half of the story told. Waste of our time really.
Then back home via a supermarket for supplies and a relaxing night in. Back at the hotel it was Vegemite sandwiches for dinner. So amazing even without fresh bread. All in all we had a great day. Blessing by the pope,then a blessing by Kraft. Wonder what's for breaky tomorrow?