The great coleseum!
Maximus! The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor!
we arrived on friday afternoon at Fiumicino Airport and took a train to Termini. first impression when arrived at Termini was its quite a dirty place with all the rubbish loitering around & hardly see a dust bin anywhere. they are crazy drivers as well even though the roads are a bit narrow. not like in nederlands where bicycle is the main transportation, here is scooter beside metro & bus, you can see them everywhere, cilok sana sini and somehow italians hardly speak english. so its quite challenging.
we made a booking to stay in one of the hostels here (murah maa), so the owner told us to wait for her at 4pm at the hostel, actually one of her apartments. we eventually found the place (thanks to internet, printed all the maps already) & waited there for 2 hours but she never showed up. called her but no one picked up. damn! time now at 7pm, so no choice have to find other hostel/hotel. lucky us, we got a hotel for 65euro per night but shared bathroom. good enough! but actually we waited at the wrong apartment hahaha (miscommunication! blamed colbert_frommers_wannabe)
kat mana ni??? sesat!!!? :P
anyway, apart from that Rome is actually a beautiful city, especially at night. the city itself was old with historic buildings, fountains, castles, palaces, structures & statues everywhere as well as the paintings, yup its really in every corners in the city.
really impressed with the architectures, especially all the carve. made me wondered how they build up these things last time. i think i should read their history then :)
the weather was very good on that time so we were able to walk around the city but sometimes we took a bus or metro (penat giler jalan). even though not all, basically we managed to visit all the main attraction places such as colosseum, vatican city, etc, yada2 (refer to the pictures).
but the most important thing is we had the real italian pizza & cappuccino :P
vatican city. look at the crowd! its actually a queue to go inside, eventually we also joined the queue & wasted almost 2 hours before managed to go inside!
the rest of the pictures here and here
it really was a good trip & nice place! i wish i can come here again.
Roma, grazie. ciao!