We made it
I feel like I should be writing something in Italian right now but nothing is coming. It could be that I am running on only a few hours of sleep, it could be the beer, the full stomach or the heat, whatever it is, it doesnt matter because we are now in Rome and LOVING it!
Paris was hard to find wifi so this has been or first opportunity to update on the trip. Here is a short breakdown of what happend up until this point.
Sonja and I stood in line at the bagage drop off at YVR for an hour and a half. Shawn stayed with us At the check out counter they had us down as men. Nice. The plane ride was long (around 10 hours or so). Screaming child and everything... the mom was actually hitting and shaking her kid, becuase you know, that helps to quiet a child down. Our connecting flight to Paris was delayed and thats when we really started to feel tired. Then on to a hot bus, and then on to the smelly Metro, which was having problems as well. Sonja and I stepped out of the Metro with our backpacks on and she had a map open, I told her, now try not to look like tourist! We had a big laugh, but now that I am typing it out, it doesnst seem that funny.We found our hostel (next to the Chicken Corner resturant), it sounds bad, but it was actually really nice and in the heart of everything. We got dressed and went to a cafe down the street where we ordered beer and pizza...Richard our waiter gave us his phone number and asked us to call him when he got off at 5 am... we told him we would be in a coma by then.
Ive had a really hard time sleeping every night, so Ive been waking Sonja up at 1 am every morning, because I feel like we should bond on this trip... she doesnst feel the same... lol. We had a huge day in Paris yesterday... we walked around forever, went to the Louvre (Clint it is awesome!) then we went to Pere Lachaise (where Jim Morrison is burried)... it was kind of dead though, and Jim wasnst really up for partying. Then off to the Eiffle Tower. We did not go up though, instead we went and had some wine and a cheese platter. It was really nice. The tower was much much bigger than I expected.
Then we grabbed a couple of beers and headed back. Sonja read to me and then we fell alseep... that is until I gave her the 1 am wake up.. no sleep, up at 5:30 to get to the bus station, only to find out that our bus to the airport left an hour ago (the guy at the hostel said it left every 15 minutes) props to our taxi driver who sped us safely there with 10 minutes to spare. We ran to the terminal and got on the plane. An hour and 40 minutes into Rome, its hot and beautiful (Paris was cloudy and cold) ... we showered and went to get something to eat... it was fantastic and now I am sitting here typing this out.
I apologize for the lack of witt and interesting detail, I honestly have no idea how my eyes are even focusing right now.
More to come!