And now a road trip to Parma. First, I should mention that we couldn’t plug our GPS into the car. Not because of the lighter, but because without the mount, the power plug won’t go into the GPS directly. Huge flaw there, Garmin! So we could use it, but we had to be cautious not…

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Unlike the day before, we managed to wake up at a decent time. First on the agenda for the day: the Pantheon. One of my life goals was to see the Pantheon, ever since I learned about it in Art History. Seeing the inside was quite an experience, photos just don’t do it justice. The…

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We woke up pretty late, like 1:00 or so, which means that we didn’t make it out of the apartment until about 3:00. Unfortunately most restaurants close between 3:00 and 8:00. We did manage to find an open place in a touristy area, on Piazza Novana (pictured). After eating we sought out a book store…

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After some much needed sleep we decided to walk around and check out the Colosseum and ruins surrounding it. Walking around was so interesting because we’d see remarkably old buildings mixed in with old buildings and new buildings. We saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II), the ruins of…

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The trip did not begin well. As we walked to BART one of the wheels broke on our luggage and Steve had to awkwardly push it the rest of the way. Getting through the airport wasn’t too bad as the floor was smooth. The first flight was about nine hours and it sucked!!! We were…

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