Sunday, October 16, 2011

PKOV: Much Ado About London & Rome Day 8-9

Day 8 was a sad day indeed. London was so much fun. I loved the history, the shopping, the PLAYS. I would go back to London in a heartbeat. I almost wished, ALMOST, that we spent the whole time in London.

We arrived in Rome in the evening and spent ridiculously stupid amount of time a jolly ol' time lugging our bags around trying to find our hotel. Let me tell you after being in public transportation-friendly places like Japan and London, Rome was a hard pill to swallow. It's a good thing Rome is walkable.

Day 9:

We checked out The Spanish Steps first since it was close by. After our first lunch in Rome (heaaaaaven) we weren't really sure what we wanted to do, so we hopped on those hop on bus tours to get a feel for the city.

I swear after the bus turned and I saw this, my mind was blown away. Has to be one of my favorite landmarks in Rome.

Piazza di Spagna @ night

During the day we discovered there was going to be a huge event at the Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps for you non-Italian speaking folk). Apparently our first day in Rome happened to be the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. In that light, it's kind of interesting that unified Italy is younger than America. The event was pretty sweet: opera singers busting out popular(?)/famous pieces and dancers finished with a fireworks display. Not bad for a first night in Rome.

Tasties of the day: Limoncello (holy. crap.)


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