Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Europe Trip: Italy - Rome

After hours and uncountable hours of flight by Emirates to Dubai and then to Italy, I was drained. Managed to take forty winks on board but the seat on Emirate economy class was too small! Nevertheless, I have to compliment the food Emirates served on board, it was much much much better than our "homegrown" airline, I swear.

We boarded the night flight and reached Rome in the late morning. Checked in to Forty Points by Sheraton Hotel, went to Carrefour and had dinner. Didn't have good appetite because of the long haul flight, we bought lots of tibits because we were gonna stay in this hotel for 2 days.

The first stop for Italy is Rome, and how can we miss going to the Colosseum! The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.

I liked this picture the most. The blue sky, the plane, the building structure.

Trevi Fountain. A Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. I was told that if you throw 3 coins into the fountain (one after another), your wish will certainly come true. I didn't throw 3 but 1. I am not a greedy person, I am happy with what I already have. What more could I wish for? Good health to everyone.

Ceiling of Victor Emanuel II Monument. This is the place where we see the tomb of Victor Emmanuel II at the Pantheon.

On the same day, we went to Vatican City, the world's smallest state. And this is the place which Kevin and I were most interested. Obviously since Kevin is a Catholic. The Vatican City has an area of approximately 44 hectares, and a population of just over 800. Stay tune for more about Vatcian City - The Holy See.



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