First Thoughts on Rome, Italy – WOW!

Greetings,

My first thoughts on Rome, Italy are… WOW!?

What a place? I mean, I’ve never seen anything like this, ever. It’s just stunning and everywhere you go it’s something else. Flew from a cloudy and cold Athens, Greece into a beautiful day in Rome, Italy.

Got a good room, paid 25E and ended up with a private double, a large one and it’s only a few blocks from Termini Station. This is rare though, most “dorms” are like 20-30E. After checking in went for a stroll to the world’s smallest country “Vatican City”. The line to get in was gargantuan so I did what any reasonable gent would do…

I went to about 20 people from the front and said “Hey, I’m solo, can I just come in with”, it was a group of ladies. They were like “ok, sure” then out of nowhere this lady who we will call moral mother hen was like “No way, everyone has to wait, blah, blah”. That shattered my dreams….

There is a castle near by so checked that out, also this bridge where “supposedly” some dude who may or may not have been a king saw “God” on. The bridge was cool, didn’t feel overly spiritual though.

Later went for a stroll the Spanish Steps, if you’re in town with friends, a partner, or anyone and you’re not old and boring, go there with some liquor and have some drinks, the steps are packed, it reminded me of a classy Roman version of “Gora Steps” in Bali.

Afterwards, got lost, really lost and since I was wearing new shoes with no socks as I was too lazy to go back into my bag, my feet are covered in numerous blisters, great. Back to lost, not sure how I made it back but the trail I took home was about 3X as long.

Did run into some monuments and sights that I’d of never seen otherwise so it was great. I’ve eaten about 6 random slices of pizza, my beloved mother arrives tomorrow, her son being gone 20 full months was simply too much to bear so she decided to come kick it for 10 days, pretty cool, yes?

You’ll spend money here, if you’re broke or on a budget don’t bother. Everything is priced to “everyone in the world wants to come here”. That said, just ignore the prices and enjoy yourself, it’s Rome, eat it up.

Oh yeah, I always said I’d never come here unless it was with a lady, glad I didn’t come earlier but also sad. The reality is that every woman I’ve ever met on this planet or another wants to come here. There are sooooo many women in this city that it’s nuts. I mean everywhere you go, it’s just packs of women, 20 something women or beautiful local ladies.

I’ve never seen more attractive women in my entire life, anywhere.

Do what you will with this information.

I may need to rent an apartment, somewhere in Italy.

It’s late, I must retire to look fresh and sprightly for the parental unit.

Tips hat,

P.S: Life is good, only wish was I didn’t buy Refiner & Silver stocks “En Mass”

P.P.S: Rome… Believe the HYPE.

16 Comments

  1. Bean

    May 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Wonderful architecture.

  2. John

    May 12, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Get on that aparmtent ASAP!!! Then you can blog about life in Rome or Italy.. siiiccckkkkk. Everyone blogs about the same places over and over… Thailand, South America etc. Shake up the game. Great site for finding rooms http://www.airbnb.com

    • Rob

      May 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

      Solid, I need to check out that site more often, looks sick.

  3. Mark Wiens

    May 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Haha, dude, that Mother Moral is hilarious – too bad she messed that one up!

    • Rob

      May 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

      Always one in every group!

  4. Jim

    May 13, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Be good to your Mom. Your Dad and I may go golfing next week if there is a nice day here in Ottawa. I’ve enjoyed reading your Blog…

    • Rob

      May 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

      Thanks Jim, I’ll try and please do drag him out golfing.

      • Jim

        June 22, 2011 at 3:59 am

        We’re heading out to Poplar Grove this morning… – hope you’re enjoying Odessa…

        • Rob

          June 22, 2011 at 4:20 am

          Live that place. Red and blue are fav tracks.

  5. Age

    May 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Awesome stuff dude.. Did it when I was 18 with family and will be back there again honeymoon styles in a few months, which is going to be amazing. Glad you got the lay of the land for me. Tell Fabrizio (jk) and Barbara I say hello!

    • Rob

      May 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

      You guys are going to love it.

  6. Graziano

    May 14, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Hey dude,

    got ya! ahahah i took that picture on the top, with the basilica behind u. was fun to meet u. if u come around another time let us know dude! in bocca al lupo!!!!!

    • Rob

      May 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

      haha, good to hear from you. Thank you for the wonderful photography and still no regrets on not waiting in that line.

      Will let you know if I’m back in town for sure.

  7. GotPassport

    May 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I love Rome. Such a beautiful city. I hope to return to Italy one of these days.. M was only 3 and so we definitely need to go back.

    Great pictures. Cheers from boring Texas- for now anyway!

  8. Ray Sone Hovijitra

    May 16, 2011 at 4:35 am

    loved Rome and glad u have great things to say. would definitely go back to Rome for an extended period of time. cheers, ray and nok

    • Rob

      May 16, 2011 at 8:04 am

      They need Dentists! Ok, just kidding but who knows? You guys truly have a portable occupation, awesome.

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