Good evening from Roma!
And what a beautiful evening it is un'all! Hope the same can be said for everyone reading!?
Right, where did we leave you...ah that's right it was in Munich. Well, the first good thing to say is that I didn't appear to leave any items of clothing there, whilst the second is that we both survived the 12 hour night train to arrive here in Roma yesterday morning.
In summary, Munich was short, but sweet. We managed to make the last out of the final day we were there to go on a Free Tour, which banished previous beliefs that Munich was of comparison to Bristol...lot's of shops and construction galore..it's not, there's a hell of a lot of history there.
Munich was the figure head of the Nazi rise and Hitler regularly held speeches in the Hofbrahaus Beer Hall, enticing the Munich people to back them by offering free Beer!
That got us thinking. Would we have supported the Nazi regime had we been Munich residents back in 1938 due to the incentive of free 1ltr Beers!? Of course not, but it seemed to do the trick for a lot of others back then!
Anyway, as I said earlier, we caught the night train from Munich at 9pm on Monday and after 3 hours sleep (thanks to some cramped sleeping conditions, rail turbulance and 3 Americans!), we arrived at Rome Termini just after 9am.
After checking our stuff in at our gaffe, we went for a spot of exploring, checking out the Basillica (from a far, hoping to go in to check it out tomorrow or Friday) and stopping the Spanish Steps whilst treating ourselves to our first Italian Ice Cream (shame it was served via a 'we do a bit of everything' kebab van-esk!).
After covering half of Rome, and with only a handful of hours kip behind us, we crashed for an hour or so on our return to the Hostel, before grabbing supplies from a local supermarket, cooking up enough Pasta to feed a small army (and destroying the lot!) and sinking a few quiet beers before hitting the hay ahead of an early start for the Vatican!
Now, they say that it would take you a full two days to see everything that the Vatican Museums have to offer. Me and Max reckon if you limit how much you stop to gaze, it will take you four hours, including 3 full laps to go back and see parts you missed on the first and second laps! The Sistine Chapel was worth the enterance fee alone.
Again, we do have lots of pics that are currently pending to be uploaded, but as per Berlin, Prague and Munich, we are not able to upload them from our current location, so our apologies once more. Hopefully we can upload everything in Nice, where we set off for next on Saturday.
Until then, Ciao!