When I told my friends that I have never been to Europe, they all respond to me with this strange look…. as if they cannot believe it. Well, it’s actually not never, we have travelled in Norway for 10 days and several business trips to Ireland, and that is about it.
Europe is never top on my list because my perception of Europe is a lot of museum hopping and I am not a great fan of museums. This may be a wrong perception but it has always been how I feel.
We got a 3 days Roma pass and the first thing we do is to visit the coliseum. Although there were a lot of tourists, it wasn’t too bad at all. The coliseum is the only place that I do not want to miss on my stay in Rome.
Every inch of St Pietro seems to be a piece of art. They are very stunning, but it all seems a bit overwhelming for me. It has exceeded my ability to appreciate. After gotten really overwhelmed by St Pietro, we continued to a few other places in the afternoon. On the third day, we went to Terme del Caracalla and Foro Romano which accomplished my trip in Rome…
As someone who knows nothing about history, religion nor any of the Greek legends, I really find it very hard to appreciate all I see in Rome.
I still feel very good about Rome, find it very interesting, definitely a city with histories and stories, and a lot of treasures everywhere. However, personally, I enjoyed the most are natural sceneries and the bigger architectural side of the sites. With what lays behind the buildings, I had been trying to absorb all the information but really don’t have the appetite for….
On our first day out, I was so lucky to meet the local specialty – pickpockets.
I forget which metro station was that, we did not board the train immediately when it arrived because Mat was taking photo of the graffiti on the train. When we are ready, two women were in front of me and one of them was blocking my way. While I was trying to pass her, I saw her hand hiding under her bag and trying to reach my waist bag. To begin with, we are prepared with anti-theft bags. Secondly, she did seem a bit green... So, I was lucky to have escaped this time.