Hello from Rome!
Again, I must be brief s here I go! Please bear with mispelled words as Italian keyboards are quite amusing...
We are now in another campsite outside of rome in a small bungalow. After a sleepless night beside yet another night club with tribal drumming that is cool when you're having dinner, but not so when your head hits the pillow. So we were up at the crack of dawn and off to the colloseum, the forums, sites around the capitol and the disappointing circus maximus (it kind of looked like a park in burnaby that Ionce ran laps around). The colliseum was cool, and it definately has a gory history. Prisoners of war, criminals, and even some christains were sent here to this all-male event to fight against beasts. Dpeending on the mental state of the animals (whether they had been drugged or burned by the keepers) the prisoners would live or die. It was interesting to see the cages and the corrdiers below thestage. I must say, however, that ancient rome might have a difficult time impressing us after having seen ancient greece and ancient egypt. The quality of their monuments and their overal grandeur have left us assuming that the romans were more into the now, as opposed to being concerned with future generations.
Tomorrow, we visit the Pope. We will also make a stop at the Trevi fountain.
We are then off to Naples for a day of Pompeii and the island of Capri. From Naples, we are heading to Lake Como for a much needed break from the city.
We want to wish Kyle and his family good luck, and to let him know that our thoughts are with him!
And to Barb, we will be meeting you in Potsdam on the 30th!
And Karen, we will let you know about where to stay in lake como or milan. Juding by the train rides, the countryside is beautiful, the outskirts of the towns are yucky, and the inner cities are the best way to go if you want to see the city itself without ahving to resort to public transportation or renting a moped/car. More on that later!
Ciao for now