One smelly city!
Rome was fun, except the part when I blew up Sonja's hair dryer... I thought I was using a voltage converter but not so much. We stayed in a nice hostel right near the Vatican. George was a great host, showing us how to lock all the doors and how to use the lift, which was sketchy and we only used for fun after a couple of drinks on our last night.
We powered through the day, hitting the Vatican and Sistine Chapel first since it was so close to home. I was under dressed, forgetting it was a holy place. I was wearing a sleeveless top and shorts, so I had to buy a scarf to cover my arms before going into the chapel, which was beautiful. And Shawn, it doesn't really smell like anything, sweaty people maybe. We headed over to St. Peter's square afterwards and lucked out and saw the Pope.
Then off to the Coliseum! It was hot and we were loving it. Except the line to get in sucked (about an hour). We've done so much walking, I have no idea how my legs are doing it but they are. Then we came back, had dinner and Angela drank a bit too much wine and decided to call mom ... sorry mom.
It was off to Napoli this morning... took the train (about 2.5 hours) not too bad. The city is crazy! We are in the middle of chaos, the driving here is nuts. Paris was pretty busy and the driving in Rome was slightly better but people will run you down here if you are not paying attention. It's also very dirty and there is a lot of staring, but the shopping is great. I think Sonja is getting geared up for the beach... we tried walking towards the water but all we saw were a whole lot of hobos.
Missing everyone! Xo