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*I'm gonna go to Europe from 3rd July to 28th Oct 2010. The first airport is Roma of Italy. If you are staying somewhere in Europe, I'd be happy if you let me stay in your home or show me around your city. I'm on a couch surfing .
And if you want to know about me more, come to my Web site! http://suemari.com

03 Jul 2010

To Roma

I moved to empty 2 seart and slept on but I couldn't my leg straight so I couldn't sleep well.


I thought about that, I heared just a calm music and the light turned on.

This is a breakfast of Blue Panorama.

I arrived at 6:30am in Rome airport, I said good bye to Mattia, next seat, who go to Milano.

At passport control, he didn't ask me anything, just gave me a date stump.
It was easy to go inside Europe than I expected.
No return ticket check, no visa check.
I guess because of Japanese.

Next passport control place, a Thai girl stand there though, the control stuff asked her many question that she has enought money or where she stay.

Well, let's go to baggage claim.
Just I grabbed my west bag that I bought it in Chiang mai in 300B,,,


I don't buy a bag in Thailand anymore...
What is a Thai quality...

I took a picture with new Italian friend that we met at baggage claim, and then I went to railway station to city.

14 Euro from airport to Termini station.

Before ride, I have to get stump by stumping machine though, it was difficult to get a stump..!
I tried a few machine.

This is the train.

This is inside, very clean.

When I ride inside, a Italian man said to hi to me.
His name is Enrico(33:Italian), he sat down in front of me, we talked with something while in train.

About 30 min later, I got Termini st., I bought a Roma pass, 25Euro at Information counter.
Roma pass is good for tourist, 3 days valid, free public transport, free enter 2 sight, get discount other sight.

Although, the stuff of Rome are not friendly, I scared then a bit.

The Termini st. is very big and I lost first though, I went to phone company to buy SIM card.

10 Euro for SIM, including 5 Euro charge.
4 cent/1 min
Also I charged 10 Euro.
Total 20 Euro

I called to Andrea(35:Italian) who accept me as couch serfer.
He came to the staion to give me a room key.
He is working today.

I headed to Andrea's home by tram.
I had no idea where I am, so I asked the tram stop and kind old Italian man told me about the stop, he said "Here! Here is your stop! ride off!", so I rided off.
But it was a wrong stop...(lol)

I asked the local Italian girl to correct stop, I went back to 3 stop.
Finally I arrived at Andrea's home, he let me use very clean 1 room and bed, I impressed!
Just I took shower first and took a nap 1 hour, then I headed to Roma city.

I could ride a public transport with Roma pass though, I wanted to walk around first to know about the city, I walk walk walk...from Termini st.

Fountain in Piazza della Repubblica.

Walk, walk, walk,,,

A asian woman asked me "Do you speak English?".
I guessed she is Japanese, I asked her "Are you Japanese?".
She was Japanese, so we started talking in Japanese :)
She is Fukui(64) who lost the way, came to Roma with tour.
I checked the way by my map, she headed to opposit direction, so I took her correct way.(I was new here too though.)

Palazzo Barberini
She paid entrance fee 5 Euro for me, thank you!!

After that, we hung around together and took a rest at Mcdnaldo.
She paid the meal for me too, thank you very much :D

On evening, we met the other 2 Japanese women who were with tour, we went to cafe and took a rest again.

Freezing juice 4 Euro.

We tried to walk one sight to see though, it was started rain, we went inside to a restaurant.

This was first time to eat Italian dishes in Italy, very yummy***

The price was 8-10 Euro a each person.

I was lucky that I could meet them.
If I was by myself, I didn't go restaurant to eat.

Still not dark outside in 8pm.

We went to Santa Maria Maggiore after dinner, took a picture*

From there, we headed to Termini st. and I helped to get taxi for them (because they can't speak English well), I also went to back to Andrea's home.
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