August 19, 2008

redemption!

Posted in rome tagged , , , , at 7:32 am by Malia Yoshioka

well i must say, things definitely got better after our last post! i normally hate to cram too much sightseeing into a short period of time because it tends to take away from your chance to actually tune into the heartbeat of a place, and to really get a feel for the life that you can live while you’re there. however, rome is SO full of history, so full of things we just HAD to see. so kim and i signed up for a few walking tours of the city to cover the major sights, and they were definitely worth it.
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August 17, 2008

rome: first impressions

Posted in rome tagged , , , , at 9:44 am by Malia Yoshioka

rome. so many things to see and do. visit the pope’s crib. admire the sistine chapel. relive gladiator in the coloseum. toss a coin into the trevi fountain. indulge in carbo-loading heaven. and we’ve only got 3 days!

arriving in rome, kim and i found our way to termini station and checked into our hostel. our room was three flights up a winding staircase and by the time we got up with our bags we were so tired! but there’s no rest for the weary. when in rome, you’ve got to do as the romans do, right? so we hit the streets, and i tested out my sense of direction to see if i could find the trevi fountain.
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