Boat Rides and Walks through Roma

Rome travel blog

Week 116

Day 663

Roma, Italy

41.9000° N, 12.5000° E

What, I’m writing a blog from where I am?!?!  Crazy I’m all caught up!  Well not quite, I never wrote blogs about the town of Vang Vieng, Chiang Mai, Koh Racha, Phuket, or going back even further Christmas, Thanksgiving, and our wine trip to the Walla.  Oh well, maybe I’ll get to them maybe I won’t but for now we are all caught up with our Euro Trip!

We’ve been to Scotland, Amsterdam, Ireland, Napoli, and now Rome!

Seriously, as we travel up north Italy keeps getting better and better!

We got a taste of what it had to offer during our time in Naples, but since we’ve arrived in Rome we’ve had a blast.

We started our time in Rome off in style with a boat ride tour of the city.

“Boat Tour?” you ask, here’s how it all went down.

One of the fun parts of travel is bumping into old friends all over the world.  Sometimes it is planned, other times it is not.

This latest adventure was completely spontaneous.  I was checking my instagram account mid afternoon, after checking into our airbnb (a cute little studio apartment in an awesome neighborhood on the outskirts of Roma!) when I saw that my friend Milla happened to be in town too.

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Thanks to good old facebook messenger we had plans to meet up within 15 min.

Milla happened to be meeting up with some German friends of hers, who surprised us all by making us a home cooked Italian dinner in front of the Colosseum.  How did this happen you ask?  Well they drove their campa van with boat en tow.

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Following dinner we preceded to take a tour through Rome sitting on the boat deck.  It was seriously one of the most amazing adventures Tom and I have ever had.  Pictures and words can not do this experience justice.  I seriously felt like a movie star with all the cars and people around stopping to wave and take our picture.
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One might ask if riding in a boat through historic Roma will get you in trouble with the cops and I can now tell you as long as  you have some sweet talking Germans with you, it’s kosher to drive a boat all around Rome.

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Following the most surreal first night in a city ever, we had more excitement with our friend Katie visiting us from London.

While I wish I could have taken Katie around in a boat, I decided a walking tour of the same route would have to do.
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20,000 steps, 8 miles, a cup of gelato, slice of pizza, and glass of wine later; we had seen it all and fell asleep watching Eat, Pray, Love; dreaming of what we would eat the next day.

Day 3 included a tour of the Vatican (which I will post more on later!) followed by the most delicious meat and cheese plate I’ve ever eaten in my life.  New standards have been set in the Morkes Household for tapas.

Rome has set high standards!  I can’t wait to see what the rest of Italy has to offer.  We head to Florence next to meet up with my parents, before heading to Wine Taste in Tuscany, and the coast for some sunsets.

 

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