We started today rather late after I had to drag shaun out of bed! We decided to go to the Colosseum so we hopped on the metro and made our way there. When we got off we heard this guy with a bit of a geordie accent, he was selling tours! We stopped and talked to him, just because he was a geordie, not for his tours! After a few moments I realised he was a fake!! He tried to keep up his geordie accent but bits of irish, australian and scottish accents crept in! After the speech about his tour he pointed us to a supermarket to get some cheap lunch, (maybe he was a geordie after all!) so off we went! To my delight they sold strongbow!! We got some lunch and headed for the queue for the Colosseum. People were selling queue jump tours for about €25 so we ignored them and joined the back of the queue. After a little while we realised the Colosseum organised tours for only €5 ontop of the ticket price (we got in cheap because we're under 26!) so we missed the whole of the queue and got a tour as well! All for only 50 cent more than the normal price to get in!
The tour was really interesting, apparently its only a myth that they persecuted christians! We got loads of decent pictures and had a good explore!
We went back to the supermarket for the second time to get some Strongbow! I miss cider, and noone has heard of it over here! We got back on the metro and went back to the B&B!
After two weeks of travelling and with little clothing we had to do some washing, so off we trot to the laundrette! The guy obviously saw us coming and wouldn't let us put everything in one washer so charged us €4 each for 2 washes! Shaun wants to add a quote in now: "Whoever said Naples was the city of thieves obviously hadn't been to Rome!" as everyone wants to rip us off because we're tourists! When we got back from the laundrette with our wet washing (they wanted €8 for the dryer!) we realised we had minimal hanging space for things to dry, so we currently have a pair of shorts hanging out of the window and knickers and bras hanging on a chair! Shaun says I like to do things the hard way!
After our laundry nightmare we left our room looking like a chinese laundry and came for some tea in Travestere. a trendy part of Rome apparently, and it is really nice! Its along the bank of the River Tiber and full of winding streets with restaurants and bars! It wasn't until this point that Shaun said "I feel like I'm on holiday!" well its only took 17 days of being in a forgein country! We stopped at a restaurant and I had the best carbonara ever!! we noticed the bar next door does cocktails for €3.50 during happy hour (10:30am-10pm!!) so we ordered one each at 9:50 then another one at 9:55! So after two cocktails we are pretty jolly, well Shaun looks bored as I'm writing this!! Better go then!
Ciao (Thanks for the spelling Kat!)