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Man is it hot here!!!!!

Our day in Roma

sunny 40 °C
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Well, I know you are not going to want to hear the weather report but it is so hot here it is almost unbearable. Darren reported that we arent missing anything in Calgary. Oh well, perhaps we can bring some good weather with us when we return. The temperature showed at 38.5 at about 11 AM this morning in Rome. So I am sure it is over 40 by now.

Today is a national holiday in Italy so everything is closed. What a way to say on buying things! They werent kidding about the closures, except for a few bars and souvenir places it is pretty quiet here. We took the train from the port Civitavecchia with little probelm. Boy are the trains in Italy different from Spain (Spain is modern and comfortable, Italy is dirty, graffitti ridden and prone to cancellations on holidays). That last point is why we ae now spending time at an internet cafe across from the Rome train station. We chose food and beer rather than the 12:39 train thinking we would take the 1:39 which was cancelled because of the holiday so now we are killing time until the 2:39. Hopefully that will work and we wont miss the ships departure. (sorry for the lack of apostrophes - I cant find that character on this keboard!)

Tomorrow we will have a relaxing day on the ship with a late afternoon arrival into Sicily. Hopefully some of the shops will be open by then. We have fallen into a routine of spending a fair bit of time on our verandah - not taking in too many of the shows.

Our day in Tuscany yesterday was fabulus. After the previous post we had lunch, with lots of local wine and great food and then toured a Villa with an actual noble family living upstairs. It was remarkable to see.

I must say the Italians are much more emotional on so many levels than the Spanish.

I must go - the power just went out and my time is up. Thanks for sending us messages. Love hearing from Canada. Still n word on Calin - I suspect he is having a blast - still!

Posted by jonaway 05:08 Archived in Italy

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