Last year I had a bit of a European adventure traveling to London, Milan, Florence, Vennice, Rome, Berlin, and Paris. Each day I kept little notes summarizing what happened. Here is my trip notes from April 4, 2011. We had just arrived in Rome.
Checked the Internet and saw a few well wishes on Facebook and in gmail. That was nice.
Went on early morning joggling run, the last tour around Venice. Weather was cool and clear. Slight humidity by the water. Beautiful sights.
Back to hotel, showered, packed, then went to breakfast. I like the free breakfast in these European hotels.
Walked to see San Marco Basilicas on inside. Walked sidewalks of Venice once more and got 2 diet cokes for the train. Picked up bags from hotel then walked to boat station. Venice is still a big maze but I think I’ve finally figured it out. Took boat to railroad station and got tickets to Rome. Arriving there at 16:00.
Read book on the train.
Walk to hotel. It was pretty close to the train station.
Hotel gives us free bottle of champagne since it’s my birthday. Yeah!
Take metro to Colosseum. Eat pizza. Remember it is vegetarian day. Eat no meat. Walk around. It’s amazing. Lots of questions occur to me. When was it build? What did they do there? Why is half of it missing?
Take lots of pictures. Ride metro back to hotel. Work on computer. Go to dinner. Address of restaurant is 44.
Have soup and pasta. Beer and gelatto. It was a crowded restaurant but cool.
Go home and pass out.
A tiring day but a good one.
Welcome to 42.