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Saturday, May 21, 2016

First Day in Rome







I'm exhausted, so I'll keep this short.

Getting here wasn't overly difficult. Erik and I had a red-eye flight from Boston to Copenhagen, and failed to sleep for more than two or so hours. Then we ran around the beautiful Copenhagen airport until we found our gate, which really wasn't that bad. Copenhagen's airport looks like a Singapore mall-- it's shiny, clean and full of designer goods. I wish I could have gotten some juice there, since it was full of fancy juice bars. Then we flew to Rome, which I passed out on for most of the flight. That landing was kind of an adventure.

After we took a train into Termini (the big train station), we walked to our hotel. Operating on some magical energy, we then went to Eataly which has every possible Italian food you'd ever want. It's four floors of deliciousness! Of course, we had gelato. I think I'm going to try to eat it every day I'm here. Considering we ended up walking about 8 miles, I'm pretty sure that will be okay.

We debated about going to the Colosseum, but instead decided to go back to the hotel and take a nap. I don't remember my head hitting the pillow, but my goodness was that a good nap. We woke up in the early evening and went to the Trevi fountain before dinner. It's hard to find non-touristy restaurants near any of the sites so we gave up and went to a random place that was actually decent. Finally we got back to the hotel, and Erik has already fallen asleep while I was writing this post.

Rome is a beautiful city. It seems like everywhere you turn there's something interesting to look at. The city is old but it's alive with modern technology. People sit on the steps and drink wine. I really like it here, and I can't wait to go to the Colosseum and the Vatican tomorrow!



Not sure what this is called, but it's apparently some sort of square. 

On the side of a building. 



Poseidon? We're not sure what this is, but if anyone knows, let me know. 





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