Day 2 – The World’s 7th Largest Economy – Too Hot to Work

17 Sep

Landed just before midnight at what must one of the busiest airports in Europe. Thankfully Laura was there to collect and transport me to my destination: Chez Doug. The journey was long and arduous – it took almost an hour. I can only imagine what it would have cost to take a taxi.

After having arrived safely I was treated to a beer on the balcony with a view that did not resemble the Rome one would expect.

Looks like Rome?

I was right about his apartment – but I’m going to save that for a separate post.

A new immigrant to Rome rides the bus.

I managed to get a good night’s sleep waking up around 11:00. We spent the day walking around Rome looking at the various sights trying not to get sunburned. There were many markets and old buildings to look at.

Italian Market

The day ended with a visit to an Irish Pub where we tried unsuccessfully to watch the QPR match on Sky (sorry, it’s an English thing). This was followed by a pizza meal at an Italian restaurant and gelato.

Jet lag hopefully defeated – time for bed. Canada vs. France 10:30 AM Sunday local time

2 Responses to “Day 2 – The World’s 7th Largest Economy – Too Hot to Work”

  1. Sara Horton September 18, 2011 at 20:39 #

    Happy Travels. I’m following you 🙂

    • diehardthree September 18, 2011 at 21:37 #

      Nice! I’m going to try and do a post per day 🙂

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