Monday we slept in and grabbed breakfast right before it closed. It was rainy and cold outside and we had really done all that we wanted to in the city so we took an early morning nap before we packed up our things.
After packing, we decided to brave the cold and walked to the metro. Our pass had expired so we just walked around the Montmarte area. We found a ‘Love’ tile mural that had love written in all languages. We saw a cute button store and even a physical therapy clinic. We found a small café for lunch. I ordered a coke lite and Joe accidentally spilled it:( It wasn’t a big deal but we hated the attention drawn to us.
|Shout out to TexPTS!|
We flew Easy Jet to Rome and we loved it. It’s pretty much like a British Southwest Airlines because you pick your own seat, but they didn’t serve complimentary beverages :(. We arrived in Fiumcino Aeroport and grabbed our checked luggage. We bought a ticket for the Leonardo Express just before it closed. Whew!
We arrived in Termini Station and our Hostile was right nearby so we walked to the building. We were headed up the stairs to the 2nd floor when we passed a man in the stairwell. He said he had been waiting for us and asked my name. I thought he was confused so I told him my name (like an idiot) and he was like, “oh yeah Casey Pawelek I have been waiting for you…there has been a mistake..there is no room for you here…we have room in our other location…I can drive you there myself…my car is downstairs.” Joe thought this was a good idea until I tried to explain to him that I didn’t trust him and wasn’t going to just get in a car with a stranger. Did he not see Taken?!! The man didn’t understand what I was saying because he didn’t speak great English and we obviously don’t speak Italian. He eventually took us upstairs and showed us the original place which matched the hostile we booked online. We decided to go for it and loaded up his tiny Fiat with our luggage. He drove us five minutes away from the station to a hostile near the Coliseum. He explained that they recently opened a new location and had booking issues online with the new addition.
|Our room in Rome Metropolitan Guesthouse|
|Our Marco Map. Overwhelming and upside down.|
We said goodbye and settled in and then headed out to eat our first Italian dinner. We found a little café and sat outside. We ordered red wine, Joe had spaghetti carbonara and I had asparagus fettuccine It was amazing!!!!! It was already midnight by the time we finished dinner but as we walked back home, we stopped in at a Gelato place. We were having a hard time picking a flavor (we made a deal that we would have gelato every night and couldn’t have the same flavor twice). The guy behind the counter asked us, “you trust me?” and he made us the best 3 scoop cone we had ever had! He combined tiramisu, caramel, and café flavors. AMAZING! (We ended up going back to him each night) We went to bed and slept awesome with the ceiling fan…what a delicacy!!!
|Our gelato place|