Sunday, December 30, 2007

Airports and Old Stuff

Yesterday airports, today old stuff, tomorrow airports, day after old stuff.

Have been trying to think of what to write and that is a very short summary. If you want more details, then read on...

It still kinda weirds me out that two days ago i was playing footy with kids on the beach in malawi and am now sitting here at an internet cafe here in one of the oldest cities on earth in Rome.

Man, this place is amazing, there's just so much history, so mnay old buildings and churches, so many ruins and just generally interesting stuff to look at. I could stay longer and still have heaps to see, but I am happy with what I squeezed into today.

The Vatican is seriously an amazing place. There is just sooo much history there, so much has gone on, some pretty amazing artwork (not a phrase I use often!) and is totally worth coming to Rome for. It's awe-inspiring, not in a God way, but more just the size of the place and the skill of Michaelangelo, Raphael et al. The Sistine Chapel is insanely detailed, St Peters is out of control in terms of size and the whole joint is just really expensive.

Then managed to see the Colosseum, Pantheon, Arc de Triomphe, a few well known water fountains, Julius Caesar's grave and some other pretty cool looking ruins.

I think after seeing Ephesus on Tuesday I should be just about done with ruins, but am really liking it so far.

I think this is making up for missing Pyramid Rock, but only just ;)