11 November, 2009

Roman Sun

Dazzling and spectacular sun!!!!! I could hardly keep from shouting. So we went to the Piazza di Trevi. The sun has shown on this fountain better, but we take what we can get.

We found the metro, which was closed yesterday because of a strike.  So we took a taxi, because I hadn't figured out where the buses run from or where they go to.  We went to the Spanish Steps, but couldn't get close enough to take a photo. They were preparing a music program, because the Berlin Wall fell 20 years ago.  The rain was pouring down and I felt sorry for anyone who would be performing or watching the show.

On the way back to our apartment we stopped at our little bar, called the Budha Bar.It looks more like a real American bar, but it serves coffee and pastries as well as sandwiches and antipasti in the evening.

After work people stop by for wine, whiskey or martini (which is only vermouth, sweet and dry) and eat something.. I drink caffe latte, which only costs 1 Euro 20, about $2.  Today we went to Piazza Bernini and the same drink costs 5 Euros.  Quite a difference. You see how these Italians, as all others in the world, screw the tourists?

Today we met two Americans in a bar where they serve food. It was fascinating. He does medical research and has traveled the world and was not happy with the health bill that passed the House. 

Tomorrow we begin the walk around the Roman wall.

We begin here at  San Lorenzo.

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