Monday, August 8, 2011

Rome by Bus

Today we toured Rome by bus. We figured it would be the best way to take in the city as a whole, without completely wearing out our feet (which by the way, are starting to fall apart on us… blisters!). Do I look much like a tourist?

Here’s a quick recap of what we saw:

Archaeological sites. There are a lot, so much so that the tour guide made a joke about them: it’s pretty much impossible for them to excavate any new/old construction site without hitting ancient Roman remains of some sort. It must be an archaeologist’s dream to work here!

Old, historic buildings, fountains, and obelisks.

PS: the Egyptian obelisk in the right-hand side of this picture is from the year 1,000 B.C. OMG!!

The Coliseum.

Vatican City.

In the coming days, we’ll be touring some of these sites up-close and personal. Can’t wait!

We finished the day off with sangria, meats, cheeses, and pizza. It was a relaxing change of pace from the “go, go, go” tourist pace. Loved the view, too (and how cool is that reflection on the window behind us?!)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! You can write a book about your travels :) The hat is very chic- you guys look like you are having the best time. So happy for you!


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