EuroTrip2006 – Day 18: Do As the Romans Do

Highlight: After dinner, the waitress came over to our table, took out a pen, and scribbled some numbers down on our paper table cloth, and totaled up our bill.
Lowlight: Getting my butt kicked by Ben and Ariel in Gin Rummy.
Fun Fact: When the Colloseum (or Flavian Amphitheatre as it was then called) was completed, they celebrated with 100 straight days of games.
Money spent: €50.50
Ben Frustration Index(BFI): 1
Pairs of clean underwear left: 9
Book Page: 132

At 6:30 this morning, the 4 Koreans staying in our room got up and made ridiculous amounts of noise for an hour. Not impressed! Don’t they realize what proper hostel etiquette is?

Ariel, Ben, and I went to the Colloseum and a highly informative guided tour. Then we grabbed our 1 Euro bottle of wine and some snacks and sat in the park drinking wine and playing Gin Rummy. It was a relaxing afternoon enjoying the fabulous weather, eating our picnic lunch, playing cards, and people watching.

We saw the Spanish Steps, which were crowded with people, so we took turns hiding in the crowd and taking Where’s Waldo pictures. We also walked by the always impressive Trevi Fountain, probably my favourite fountain in Europe.

We crossed the river and went to a guide book recommended restaurant for dinner. After an hour of waiting in line we were seated along with an Kiwi bloke (Kallan?) who was in line by himself. The 4 of us had a great time talking, eating the scrumptious food, and listening the to the local Italians out-do Ben with their loudness. When we finally asked for the bill, the waitress came and scribbled some numbers on our paper table cloth and then pronounced our meal cost 40 euros. I’m sure she missed something, because that was unbelievably cheap for 4 people.

In the Colloseum  Walk Like an Egyptian  Where's Waldo?  Where's Waldo Now?  Big Muscles, Little Car  Looking Over Rome  Picnic in the Park  Cute Older Romans  Spitting Content  Ben and I  Trevi Fountain  Coin Tossing  Roman Dinner Gang

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