Tuesday, May 19, 2015

At last

Finally, I have got into my account on my iPad to update you on what is going on.

As you might have guessed, we are not at home. In fact we are taking a break in Rome doing the usual tourist things like visiting the Vatican etc.

As per usual, we became too ambitious about how far we could walk and on the second day ended up with aching legs, knees etc etc.

Having learnt that lesson, we are pacing ourselves now and taking taxis when necessary.

For those who haven't been or who are planning a trip here, book everything you can in advance especially the Vatican where the queue for tickets is a whole day job. We had a guided tour which meant we walked straight in right in front of the queue.

Inside though we were herded like cattle along with the thousands of others until we reached the Sistine Chapel. From there things did improve and the tour around the Basilica was much more civilised.

We met a number of Americans who had just a few days in Rome and we're trying to take in two tours each day. At three hours each with travelling in between, that would be one hell of a tiring day - no thank you!

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