well in rome, there isn't really much night life. especially since we stayed so far away. we had dinner, but it was actually chinese food, so i went and bought some more cannoli. it wasn't super great though. thats the bad thing about getting meals provided, is we aren't getting the real thing, and feel of eating out, so i buy lots out anyways. so next morning, we woke and it was raining pretty hard. it really puts a damper on the day. but some of us went to the vatican because the pope was giving mass, so that was special i guess, if i cared about the pope. then i had some white pizza at a cafe, it dones't have tomatoe sauce, just olive oil, beef, arugala and mozorella. then we went to the roman forum and then went inside the collosseum. i've had good luck with my guide book and tour tuide, telling us where to get tickets to avoid the lines. cause colloseum would have been crazy but we just walked right through. pantheon was closed, and all the shops were closed cuase it was sunday, and closed the day before for a public holiday. bummmmer. there was actually less to do in rome than i thought, and after you've been some places, there isn't too much to see, especially in rain. the next morning we woke up super early and got first spots in the line for the vatican museum because it was closed the day before. we got in, and i saw some cool stuff and the sistine chapel. i didn't realize how many crazy tours were there, they are really annoying, and i was hearded around in a huge crowd, it kind of ruins the glory, but it was still really impressive. then my guide book told me a little secret to go straight from the sistine chapel to st. peters basillica. i was alone, so afterwords, everyone else was jealous because they didn't get to see it. but it was really cool, lots of stuff from art hikstory in there. quite big. when i got outside i realized the line must have been hours to get in there. so after that we left and went to venice.
our campground here is nice again, but also far from the city. so we never actually go into the citys till the second day pretty much. but really, there wasn't tons to do here either. we went on a walking tour, i saw st. marcs , the plaza, and we all fed the hundreds of pigeons. then we went to a lace making factory, it was interesting. then i just walked around town alot. really i ate alot. i treied a pastry, bellini, italian ice drink, and had to get spagetthi carborana before i left italy. its pretty good, i wanted to try it, you can look it up sometime. oo and we went on a gondola ride, with 6 people so it wasn't too expensive. it was good, something had to do in venice. but really, the whole town feels like a theme park. i don't know if the town has any other things besides tourism. just tons of glass shops and food. there are so many tourists everywhere, but since i am alone, sometimes the shopkeepers keep speaking italian to me instead of swtiching to english like they do with the other groups. italians have been nice so far, i like them just fine.
so tomorrow we go off to croatia for a little bit, and we have a toga party tonight. ooook bye bye