Archive for the 'Europe 2006' Category

Warning! Scenic bus ride may kill you

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

September 29, 2006 We were making our way to Sicily; however, we wanted to make one more stop on the mainland of Italy to try and split up the length of time required on train. We had heard how beautiful the drive along the Amalfi Coast was, so we decided to take the bus along […]

Please don’t erupt

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

September 28, 2006 If you are ever in Italy, I highly recommend that you visit Pompeii. Again, I am not really into history and museums, but I was totally into Pompeii, although I did get warn out after a few hours and things didn’t have as much meaning anymore. According to Wikipedia, Pompeii is a […]

Good-bye Rome, hello Sorrento

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

September 27, 2006 We left Rome bright and early, but luckily we timed it so we could still take advantage of our "free" breakfast at the hotel. We gobbled down our breakfast as soon as they opened at 7AM and then made our way to the metro, got off at the Termini stop and caught […]

Rome - general thoughts

Friday, October 13th, 2006

I enjoyed our visit to Rome more than I anticipated. I enjoyed the historical aspect of the sites more than I anticipated. You could spend a lot of time in Rome, but if you are looking for a chill vacation, I don’t know if this is somewhere where you would want to spend too much […]

Rome - Day 3

Friday, October 13th, 2006

September 26, 2006 We made our way back to the colosseum bright and early (9:00). We decided to pay the entrance fee to go inside the colosseum and luckily we arrived before the masses of people started lining up. It was cool to see the inside of the colosseum, although the impressivenss of the structure […]

Rome - Day 2

Friday, October 13th, 2006

September 25, 2006 After our lovely sit down breakfast at our hotel, we headed for the metro, which was incredibly crowded, you just have to sandwich yourself in the best you can. Our day began with visiting Piazza Navona, which is a famous square in Rome and for you Dan Brown fans, it was talked […]

Rome - Day 1

Friday, October 13th, 2006

September 24 We arrived in Rome at around 2:30 in the afternoon. We took a cheap flight from Bratislava, Slovakia on SkyEurope. Bratislava is only 1.5hours from Vienna, where we were visiting our friends Craig and Sabine. The cheap flights in Europe are awesome!!
We easily found our way to our hotel. We did not book […]

Smoked ham?

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

September 25, 2006 The second night in Rome we ate at another restaurant that was close to our hotel. We walked to one restaurant and it was closed, so we quickly found another one because it was pouring! The restaurant we found was called "Speck," it felt sort of like an Italian equivalent of a […]

Listen to your gut

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

September 24, 2006 In Rome, we stayed in a nice/affordable hotel in a residential area. There was an Italian restaurant across the road that had a menu with lots of selection - we decided to give it a try. As we were walking into the restaurant, I noticed that the restaurant had a somewhat of […]

Sachertorte

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

September 22, 2006 In Europe it is important to appreciate history and Sachertorte is a VERY important part of Austrian history. According to Wikipedia, Sachertorte is a chocolate cake, invented by Franz Sacher in 1832 for Klemens Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties.The cake consists […]