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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 .
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28 Oct 2010

Good bye Europe

Today is the last day in Europe...
I stay in Roma around 2weeks but there are still a lot of place to go though, I go to shopping mall today!

To EUR Palasport by metro, then I took a bus 777.
In 3 bus stop, I got big shopping mall, Euroma2~!


This is a huge building the color is brown.

Walk, walk, hung around mall.

I bought these at super market.
Italian sweet,
Swiss chocolate,
wipe sponge,

I took bus again, then metro and tram, I came back to home,

Andrea cooked dinner for me!

Then Andrea took me to airport kindly.
Andrea hosted me 12nights actually though, I said a lot of thank and good bye.

If I don't use couch surfing, I never met him, but he let me use his house as real home, I can't thank you enough!!!!!

I arrived at airport, checked-in and passport control.

At passport control, the person didn't give me a stamp so I said "Give me a stamp!!", then he gave it to me.

What for I've checked my staying days in Schengen area so far...
Italy is really easygoing country...
(If they didn't give the stamp, I can't come inside Europe never..)

Then the plane dep time was 10pm was got delay 1hr...when the plane take off, some strage box cover above our head were opened...I worried about some baggage be falled down...anyway the plane took off.(Airline of Italy...)

Not yummy flight meal even I wonder it's a meal for human.

Breakfast is fine.

....whoa~~~, my 4 months travel in Eurpe was ended finally....
Just 4 months is not enough for Europe as very big!!!
But come to think of it, I never expected I could travel around Europe by couch surfing, almost 100%!!

Many my host said to me, "you can stay here more", "you can move here", "you can work here",,, I was very happy..!
But I can stay in Schengen area just 90 days... but also I traveled 23 countries..!!

I just had a few Europian friends before Europe though, I met various people every day, I ate various cuisine a lot, I visited many museums, I got a lot of inspiration....
I am really glad to come to Europe~~~~***

Thank my host, thank everyone I met!!

My Europe travel is ended.

I enjoyed a loooooooot XD
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Italy | Edit

27 Oct 2010

Museum in Roma

Today's Breakfast/Lunch, Pasta*

I go to center by tram, 1Euro.

I bought a picture for my Japanese friend, 10Euro.

Well, today I visit National museum in Roma.

Museo Nazionale Romano

I bought a ticket for 4 museum, 7Euro.

Hey you! You were also in the British museum, weren't you!?


By the way,,, this statue's name is...


Question? Question at the end!?!?
Question on National museum!!!! (lol)

I go to next museum.

Terme di Diocleziano

This is it.

Well, next museum.

I walked through in front of the Santa Maria Maggiore,

walk, walk.

Wow, it's a curtain of leaves!! XD

Column of Trajan

Then I arrived at next museum, Crypta Balbi, and hunged around inside though, there was nothing to see so much, they also said "Come to 5:45 if you want to see underground".
So just I headed to next museum.

I walke through on ruin "Area Sacra d. Argentina",

Walk on a beautiful Piazza Navona,

Then I arrived at
Museo Nazionale Altemps

This museum also was not so nice, there were not so much staff to see though,
what's this face between a breast...?

Well, I walked back to before museum at 5:45 and joined a underground tour,,,

it's looks like a underground water way...?

Ummm,,, it was not so nice national museum in Roma than I expected...
I found a lot of funny Roma'n stuff at other country's museum though, maybe they took funny one already on their country.

At night, Andrea took me to famous restaurant for typical Roman style*

It seems we need a reservation though, we could sit down, lucky!
After us, every seat were taken by a lot of customer.

Atmosphere is like a Japanese typical restaurant as well.

Hand made pasta with sauce that soup made by tail of cow(?), I orderd for trying.

It was a interesting taste, the taste was cow's tail....hahaha,,
Andrea ordered one was better than mine!!

Boiled vegetable and lamb with red wine*

At last we drink 2 kind of Italian alcohol :)

Ummmmm, I'm full XD

It was so interesting restaurant, thank you Andrea!!
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Italy | Edit

26 Oct 2010

Hung around Roma

Andrea prepared a breakfast for me*
Grazie, Andrea!

Well,,, it's rain today from morning...
Ok, fine.

I confirm my flight and do Internet.

When I was in home until noon, Andrea came back to home from work once,

He cooked pasta for me~*
Grazie mile, Andrea~***

Weather was getting better from afternoon, so I go out for sight seeing :D



I hung around Roma after 4months though, there are interesting archtecture a lot here, so interesting city.

When I came here first time, I thought "This is Europe..!" though, now I know there are much sight than the other place.

Well, weather is not so nice, so shall I go to museum??
Oh, I wanted to go a place.

Walk, walk.

Santa Maria Immacolata Concezione

To be surprise, there is aweson room that decolated by 4000 monk's bones..!!!

I entered the room,,,

What a aweson...

What a scary beautiful...

It's like a great art, beautiful.

Yeah, well, thinking of Italian way is aweson...

Actually, it's prohibited to take a picture inside, so please search it in google if you want to see the picture ;)

Next I walk on "Villa Borghese".

Goethe's statue.

Some object on the park.

When I walked around the park, I came to "Monte Pincio" somehow,

wooow, nice view with sunset!!! :D

Whoa~~~, Roma***

But the weather is getting worse..?

walk, walk.

Piazza del poporo

Gate of poporo

Oops, it's starting rain, so I went back to home.

Andrea said "Why don't we eat pizza for dinner?"
Of course I agree with it~~~***

Italian red beer with nice smell.

Italian ham, delisious melone and olive in fryed ball*


I satisfied he took me to unexpensive and good restaurant***
Grazie, Andrea!!

We went back to home and I slept without write blog.
These days I am writing blog in a morning.
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Italy | Edit

25 Oct 2010

Go back to Roma

I ate light breakfast and I still had a time to train,
Andrea played piano and sing a song for me~*

Very beautiful voice and I'm impressed!
It's like a professional :D

Well then it was time to train, I said thank and good bye to Andrea, then I head to train station by metro.

I bought a ticket by vending machine.

Napoli~Roma 10.50Euro

I ride on a train, dep 12.34.

Buuuuuut,,,,, shoooooot!!!!
I forgot to validate a ticket by printing date machine..!!!!(>_<)

In Italy, we have to validate the ticket before riding!!!
I totally forgot it!!!

When ticket man came to my coach, just I wrote in a date by myself by pen.

Please, please don't take fine~~~!!

The ticket man saw my ticket, he said "You have to print before riding, this is not working"

Oh,,,I wrote a date by myself... it is not work...?

But just I pretend I don't know about anything, I'm just a innocent Japanese tourist,,, so he forgive me. Yeah ;D

If a passenger forgot to validate, they take fine from 5Euro to 60Euro...I don't like this system...I bought a ticket correctly before riding...

In 3 hours, I arrived at Termini station of Roma.

Whoa~~~, finally I came back to Roma...!!
Almost my Europe trip is ended....

Andrea who hosted me 4months ago in Roma came to station to pick me up by bike.

"Long time no see~~~!!"

Then we head to home.

On the way home, I found a car parked just beside of a car, in normal street.
Oh, Roma...

We arrived at home and put my baggege, then

Andrea served me Mozzarella and Tomato~~~***

I love mozzarella cheese very much!!!

I asked teaching Salsa as Andrea is a salsa teacher as well.

He taught me 4 month ago but I forgot everything...
It'd be cool if I can dance salsa..!

I wrote blog tonight finally, then I went to bed at 3am.
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Italy | Edit

24 Oct 2010

Castel Sant'Elmo

I was soooo tired these days, so I didn't write blog these days, I write blog this morning.

Well, I go to sight seeing from afternoon.

I head to Castle Sant'Elmo Andrea suggested as panoramic view of Napoli.

But it's starting rain...

I wear rain-wear, then walk walk.

Ummmm, what about panoramic view under rain...?
No one on a stret.
Well, anyway I go.

I arrived at "Castel Sant'Elmo".

Still rain, what should I do..?

I headed to ticket office, I found a Japanese man walking from castle.

Oh, let's ask him about a view under rain.

"Are you Japanese? how was inside..?"

"Wow, why you know I'm Japanese! Many people think me Chinese"

Yeah, actually, Japanese people is very strange people, you know.
Good looking wearing, walking slowly under rain without umbrella, it's nothing but a starange Japanese(lol).

Nakamura(39) showed me some pictures at under roof, in few minutes a rain is stopped, so I go inside the castle with Nakamura.
Entrance fee is 5Euro.

Wooooow! Great panoramic view~~~!!!

I asked Nakamura taking a picture of me*

Me :D

Then we tryed to go to pizza restaurant to eat pizza though, it was closed as Sunday..!!

Instead of Pizza,
we ate a cake for dessert like a breast, 2.50Euro.

Napoli is dirty city though, food is yummy and a lot of people has a good sence of fashion.
It's a mystery.

Then we said good-bye and I went back to home.

Andrea was in home already, I did Thai massage for him before dinner.
Then Andrea ordered a pizza~~~~***

He said this is not best pizza in Napoli though, this is best pizza I have eaten in Napoli!!

Grazie Andrea :D
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Italy | Edit
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