Sunday’s in Rome

September 10, 2018

Sunday’s in Rome are very quiet. At least, in this neighborhood we are staying in, it’s very quiet. They take their Sunday’s very seriously here! So in similar fashion, we decided to have an easy day as well. We took a stroll around the area, lounged in the room, watched movies, and just spent a day of vacation relaxing. Sometimes vacations can be more stressful than every day life, because you have to see as many things as you can and make the most of your time. But for me, when I go on vacation, I’d like to relax and not have to worry about being somewhere at a certain time.

These are the only two pictures I have from yesterday! The first one is of this AMAAZZZIINNNG restaurant we found near our hotel. I felt so bad…I think we walked in at a time when they were closing between lunch and dinner, but they were so kind and seated us anyways! They also had a limited menu since we showed up at such a weird time, but oh my gosh it was so incredible. We hope that between now and when we leave, we can go back there for normal-menu, normal-dining hour to try more of their foods!

I don’t know what these flowers are, but there was a bunch of pots at a little flower shop we walked past on our way to eat, so I took a (blurry) picture of it!

In the evening we just stayed in our room and watched movies. But of course we had to watch movies relevant to where we are! So we watched the Angels and Demons movie, as well as the Da Vinci Code movie. The Angels and Demons one includes the same main character as Da Vinci Code, but it’s based in Rome (Da Vinci Code is in France). It was cool to see all of the famous buildings we have been seeing played out as main scenes in the movie, and to hear them talk about the history of each. Of course, it also included some Illuminati stuff and random moments where Tom Hanks’ character notices how “this arrow points to that angel who’s pointing down this alley, so we must go that way” but it was still cool.

We also got hotel room service (super fancy, I know). But we were so caught up in watching those movies, and weren’t really prepared to go out to get something to eat, so we ordered in! It was Taylor’s first time getting room service, too! (Welcome to the club, Taylor!)

That’s all for now. We just did a whole bunch of stuff today, so stay tuned for tomorrow’s post!

A hui hou! Ciao!

Aloha,

Diamond

Published by Diamond Tachera

I'm a graduate research assistant at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I study groundwater geochemistry and groundwater flow paths in the Hawaiian Islands.

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