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sábado, marzo 18, 2006

Missed the train...

Remember the train we were supposed to catch right after my post? Well, we missed it.

Yeah, it just drove away right in front of my astonished and frustrated face. Well, it wasn't that bad afterall: we only lost our 40 Euros reservation (each of us) and around 8 hours... >_<

We made it to Paris afterall, and despite everything was extremely expensive, I can say our stay in Paris was really good. The best of Paris was the fact that we didn't have to pay many of the museums there: as we are still under 18 years old, we got free access to the Louvre, the Orsay and the Museum of Rodin, and I think there are still some other places in Paris where being underaged is a benefit.
I still have to make a mega post with the complete details on all the cities (because I'm running out of time... again). Anyways, right now we are in Amsterdam, but all of us are so tired, that we hardly have energy to get up and have breakfast and roam around a little.
Á la prochain!

domingo, marzo 12, 2006

Italy...

Today we are leaving Italy after almost a week of travelling. Our journey started in Stuttgart - Germany the 6th of March, with our first train going to Florence (Firenze). After arriving there and waiting a very long time for two of my friends to come, we finally got on the train, and arrived to Florence the next day at 5 in the morning. (>_<)

We almost saw all the sights we had in mind that first day in Florence, so the next day we made a trip to Venice (around 4 hours by train). Venice is definitely a place you want to stay in for a few days: the water all around you, the people, the food... it is absolutely nice. I will probably write more about it in my next post, for I'm running out of time... again.

The next day, we wanted to spend a few hours in Verona before leaving to Rome, but due to several unexpected incidents, we could hardly spend an hour there... but believe me, it was one of the coolest hours of this trip so far. We made our way through the masses of tourists and local people and beautiful women, and reached the house of Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) where we followed the tradition that finds place there: rubbing the right breast of Juliet for good luck or something like that. After that, we had to go back to the station, and got lost, and a few of us disappeared, and missed two trains, but we finally arrived to Rome at 23.30.

Rome is also a very cool city, there are many monuments worth seeing, many shops worth buying at, at many other things worth doing. I would need a whole post to write about Rome, so I think I'll do it another day (= very few minutes before our train leaves!).

Anyways, in just minutes we'll be going on our longest trip by train (more than 12 hours!), and if the force is with us, we'll be in Paris enjoying a good cup of coffee and a croissant by tomorrow morning.

So, it's time to go (again) and I guess I shall say: Ciao Bella Italia!

viernes, marzo 10, 2006

5 Minutes Post...

Well, so right now I only have five minutes to write this...

Right now I'm in Rome, after having spent two nights in Florence, one day in Venice and two hours in Verona (more details later).
We have stayed in the "Locanda Latina" in Florence, and right now we are at the "Alessandro Downtown" in Rome...

It's incredible how many new things we have seen, and how many crazy things have happened, but that is all I can tell you now, because now it's only one minute left.

I'll be back with all the comments, ratings and stories from Italy in the next post!

Arrivederchi (spelling?)!