Eternal city - Roma
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July 6th, 2008 – by: jegs76
The day just began and so i headed those few blocks to my hostel - fortunately it was that near, and i stood after some 10min in front of it touch the door bell and waited. Some kind sleepy voice answered and let me in. The a bit sleepy lady checked me in and searched for free bed, but because it was THAT early she couldn't discover which beds would be free - she must have seen that i was a bit tired so she let me rest as much as i want on a sofa in the living room. THANK YOU NICE LADY! It was the best part of the night when i could fall asleep! Iwoke up after 3 hrs i guess - and was supposed to find a guy named Victor - but in fact it was he who found me hahaha.
After few minutes a french dude - Medie - showed up at the terrace - he was my new room-mate. He was traveling with his brother Philip. we started to talk and so we went together to the city. They usually walked always and didn't used any collective transport means in Rom but i managed to force them to go by metro:) haha
First we went to Piazza Popolo/Flaminio, cuz they wanted to visit Villa Borghese - for me was it ok, cuz i've never seen this part of Rom - and the usuall tourist sights were already known by me:)
First we sat down at the church stairs at Piazza Popolo.
After the Mass was over we went finally to Villa Borghese. It was very hot so we rested at the fountain - then we were walking with no shoes on in the water and after a while - when i was sitting at it, but the edge was slippery and i just fall with my ass into the water:! LOL - u can see at the pic - it looked like i didn't manage to the toilet hahaha.
Then we made a big circle and turned back to Piazza Popolo. Here starts the Via del Corso and all the narrow torists streets with bars, restos and avery kind of shops.
I was right to choose this day for it, cuz next day should be strike in here. I rode the blue line to the end station Rebbiba and back - changing for the red line and again riding it to the Anagnina - the terminus. Then i came back to hostel. We ate a bit and rested at our terrace.
In the evening all 3 of us went to Piazza Venezia - stopping at a gelateria for a gelato - and then headed again to Spagna - where all the ppl from the whole world were enjoying the vacation time in Roma. We bought beer and met there many ppl - a funny guys from Romania and Usa. Then - i wanted to go back with my lovely metro (which in fact sucks here in Rom haha) - but forgot that the strike should have begin at 21.00 ://// and i had to walk on my little poor feet - i hate walking when i can ride! I can walk in mountains but in the city the man is supposed to use metro!!! I'd love to have my bike there and in few minutes ride back to hostel.
so i had to walk back on foot:///
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