i had the most beautiful time, full of laughs, good food, amazing ice creams and friends i will love forever. i got up nice and early on monday morning to meet friends to catch the skylink bus to the airport. the flight was fun, and full of laughs. plus i was still reading yes man- by danny wallace. he was making me laugh. when we got to rome, it took us about 45 mins to get to the hotel. i shared with 3 other lovely people. our room was cute.
after we had un-packed and sorted our room out we went to the colloseum. it was breathtaking, simply stunning!!! i know it sounds a bit geeky, but all i could think of was the movie jumper!! jamie bell...eek!! :)
during my few days in rome, i had so much fun. i don't think i have laughed so much in such a long time. it was great to hang out with old friends. the food was wonderful, the sights were breathtaking, the buildings were grand and the art was amazing.
i did find a really beautiful church. on the railings outside the church was hundreds of padlocks. all these padlocks had peoples names on them. couples names. i thought it must be all the people they may have gotten married in the church, or visitors may have put them there. it was amazing.i said that i would have an ice cream diary, and i had 4 amazing ice creams, but quite a few flavours, these included cookie dough/biscuit, white ice cream with dark chocolate pieces, coconut, mint (which was very very strong), vanilla lemon, fudge with chocolate pieces, and another version of coconut and mint...with cream! :)the ceilings and building were beautiful in rome. every church or building held something wonderful. one building i loved was the Pantheon. the Pantheon does not have a roof, so the rain, light, dark and come in. its amazing to look up so high.
other places i enjoyed visiting were the Vatican, the Sistine chapel, and St.Peters.apart from the ceiling i loved the floors in all these beautiful buildings. tiles, mosaics, patterns.fun was had. however i am glad to be back..i missed silly English things like tea, reading the paper, and watching telly. :)