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Europe 2009 || Photographs of Rome

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August 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm

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Eurotrip 2009 || Day 8 “The Streets of Rome”

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Playing his guitar in front of a restaurant.

Every night in Rome I’ve roamed various “recommended spots”, all resulting in amazing experiences.  On this night, some of the nearly tangible Italian “magic” touched us.  Trastevere, east of the Tiber River, remains to me the most picturesque part of Rome aside from the “sights”.

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August 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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Eurotrip 2009 || Day 6 “Imagine them in Togas”

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Rome-6053A line from our wonderful guidebook.  When imagining this great city through glasses of ancient times, the real power of these ruins grab at you.  You begin to do this thing called learn. Not by reading, hearing, or even looking, but by placing yourself in the city.  Rome is beautiful.  I have a couple more days here, but the observations are overflowing.  I wish I could post on every little tidbit, but this will just have to do

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August 22, 2009 at 4:04 pm

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Eurotrip 2009 || Day 5 “Bella Roma”

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Location: Dark dim room of 8 in a Alessandro Palace Hostel

Okay I’ve only seen maybe a radius of 5 blocks of Rome, but what I’ve seen is great!  It’s not so much maybe the views but more so the culture.  The people here are so rich with character and they’re all so opinionated.  They really do have the stereotypical Italian “talking hands”!  I had lunch at this place called Snack Bar.  The most generic name in the world with the most un-generic food. We had Seafood Spaghetti, a Fruit Salad, and a Croissant, which all turned out to be top notch, well deserving for our first meal in Italy.  We then had dinner in a pizza parlor across the street from our hostel that was cool.  The guy working there was nice to us and asked us if “it was good pizza”, which I promptly returned with a big thumbs up.  Honestly, these are more the moments I want to see, even more than the sights and attractions.

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August 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm

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