Kari goes to Lincoln, England
I got up at 9 and when we left it was almost 10. We took the metro to the Collosseum and when we walked outside the doors the Coliseum was right in front of us. I was so excited. The line to get in was super long but if we agreed to do this tour and paid a little extra we wouldn't have to wait as long so we went for it. I think the wait at the point when we go there was at an hour and a half. We waited 5 minutes before the tour started and got some interesting facts and stuff outside before we went in. It was chaos because we got our tickets but then had to wait for these speaker things so we could hear our guide better when he got inside because he talked into a microphone thing. It took a while to get those and then we were off. You could take the elevator or climb about 50 steps - we took the steps because there was a long line for the elevator and we are tough anyways. The tour of the coliseum was really interesting. It was so impressive. It was cool having the little speaker things because then I could wander away from the group a little a look at things nearby and also take pictures of stuff, but still be able to hear the tour guide talking. It was quite a long tour. I think it started around 11.00 and finished like 12.30. The coliseum was so impressive. What a beautiful structure, its too bad that it is not still complete. We did learn that an earthquake or something back in the day caused the one side to crumble. That is why it looks the way it does and part of it has been rebuilt and those parts are obvious because you can see the bricks. The one part of the coliseum was much darker than the other because part of it had been cleaned a number of years ago. I had a great time touring the coliseum. We had a half hour to walk around the coliseum by ourselves and look at stuff more closely before the tour for Palentine Hill started at 1. By buying the ticket for the first tour we got the second tour free. So we thought we may as well go to it. It was quite interesting but was a little long yet again. When it concluded we didn't want to walk around too much. We went down the hill and saw the outside of the Coliseum because we hadn't had the chance to do that earlier. We walked all the way around and that was interesting because the two sides look completely different. Then we took a quick walk through the Forum before heading off to find something to eat. Our breakfast was kind of light and at this point it was already 3PM. We walked around for a while and Danielle had no idea where we were so we took the metro back to a different area. We walked around for what seemed like forever until she found a place that she was satisfied with that would have decent food and wouldn't be too touristy. It turned out to be really good pizza. After that we walked around some more and tried to find this one shopping street but weren't very successful and decided to go back to her apartment and hang out for a while. She made us some pasta, which was really good, and we planned to hang out for about another hour and relax and then were going to go to a cute little pub around the corner from her place. But Danielle fell asleep on me and I didn't have the heart to wake her up because she had had so much going on and we had done a lot the last few days. So because I had brought my computer with I tried to work on my radio stuff that I needed to email to my group before Monday so that they could hand my stuff in. But midnight rolled around and I was really tired so I called it a night and planned to get up early before we headed to St. Petersburg and was going to finish it then and send it off.