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Roma sightseeing and Canada Day with some Texans

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me and the colliseum

So this was our heavy day of sightseeing in Rome. We started off by heading the the Colliseum. We took the metro there and when I first saw it I was in awe, its one of those things that you see so many times in photos that when you see it in person it pretty much takes your breath away! It was huge. We figured we mine as well get in line because we knew it would take a while. We both had Canada flags sewed on our bags and were also wearing pins, and before I left the MP in our neighbourhood gave me a handful of Canada flag pins that I was saving for July 1st. Wile we were in line we met a young married couple from Toronto and talked to them for a while and decided to walk around the Colliseum with them.

another side street
It worked out pretty nicely actually, they took pictures of the 2 of us and we took pictures of them. They were really awesome. When we were at the Colliseum guess who we ran into again! 2 of our trip twins again.

After we were done at the Colliseum we went over to Palantine Hill to look at some more of Ancient Rome. It was so cool to be somewhere with insane amounts of history. We walked through there and then headed over to the Pantheon. It was so busy there, but its sweet that its free to go into. There were so many people inside we could barely walk around! After that we went back outside and got pictures with the guys in costumes, it cost like 2 euros, but totally worth it I'd say. After that we walked over to Piazza Navone, which is really beautiful.

someone was drawing with chalk on the sidewalk
While we were there I bought 3 gorgeous paintings for my mom.

From there we followed the signs to the Trevi fountain. This was one of my favorite sights in Europe, I loved it! It was insanely crowded, just like everything else in Rome, so oh well. It was absolutely gorgeous. We waited a bit to get right next to the fountain so we could throw a coin in backwards and ensure our return to Rome. After the fountain we headed over to the Spanish steps. The steps themselves weren't very busy, but the fountain near them was completely surrounded by people. I loved Rome because you could walk around and see a world famous sight every time you look around, and when you're not standing infront of the Pantheon or the Colliseum you're wandering down gorgeous little sidestreets.

Pantheon
Rome is amazing!

After that we figured we were done for the day and we headed back to our hostel where we had 5 new roommates from Texas. They even had Texan flags sewn onto their bags.. We started talking with them for a bit and they seemed pretty nice. Lori and I were going to go on the pub crawl again for Canada Day but we weren't really up for too much more drinking. Instead we went out for a pretty fancy dinner with our new roomies. It was really good, the guys were a bit obnoxious and rude to the waiter though and complained about where they sat us, which was pretty emberassing. We went back to the hostel after and just drank some wine and we taught them the game of 21 that we learned on the boat to Bari. It was pretty fun, but looking back I wish I had done more to celebrate Canada Day in Rome. Oh well...

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me and the colliseum
me and the colliseum
another side street
another side street
someone was drawing with chalk on …
someone was drawing with chalk on…
Pantheon
Pantheon
us in the colliseum
us in the colliseum
more ancient rome
more ancient rome
ancient rome
ancient rome
a building on the way to the panth…
a building on the way to the pant…
italian parliament i think?
italian parliament i think?
the area infront of the pantheon
the area infront of the pantheon
inside the pantheon
inside the pantheon
that picture cost me 2 euros
that picture cost me 2 euros
short bus?
short bus?
side street pizzeria
side street pizzeria
Piazza Navone
Piazza Navone
side street in Rome
side street in Rome
trevi fountain!
trevi fountain!
lori and me with the fountain
lori and me with the fountain
spanish steps
spanish steps
mm gelato
mm gelato
lori and I on the spanish steps
lori and I on the spanish steps
the fountain near the steps
the fountain near the steps
Rome
photo by: vulindlela