Rome, the eternal city
Day 2 we went first to the Colosseum (you walk out of the train station and its literally just across the road, and is HUGE. As in GINORMOUS. Sheena and I both stopped dead in our tracks like we'd had the wind knocked out of us, and promptly got lots of gestured angry comments from the italians that then bumped straight into us). After that was the Roman Forum, checking out the view of the Roman Forum below us from the top of Palatine Hill was absolutely mind-blowing. I have never felt so insignificant in my life looking at these incredible stately buildings and advanced standards of living that were around so long ago. This was the centre of the world! My history knowledge has been significantly improved.
We have been tricked by only one scam so far, with two guys dressed up in gladiator cosutmes that jumped into our photo, and, admittedly, made for some good photos, but then demanded 5 euro. We've been avoiding gladiator-clad Romans ever since :-)
Posted on 04 Apr 2007 by Anna