Roma…pope rings, collect them all in a happy meal

Photo One: This was our first train ride of many in Italy. We took it from the airport to Roma Termini, the city center.

 

Photo Two: Here is the Arc de Constantine.

 

Photo Three: The traditional jumping picture by anything important, in this case the Colosseum.

 

Photo Four: Here is the Trevi Fountain. Hopefully we will come back to Rome and our wishes will come true.

 

Photo Five: Here is St. Peter’s Basilica.

 

Photo Six: Here is the most delicious gelato we found. Nutella was the best.

 

Photo Seven: Here are pretty Italian street Christmas lights.

 

Observations: 

It is nearly impossible to get on the Rome Metro system and it is only 2 lines.

No stops are clearly labeled or announced on any public transportation.

The vendors are no where near as pushy as in Istanbul or Egypt.

Less people speak english than we anticipated… but it is fun to watch mom try and have a friendly conversation anyways.

There are very few stray animals.

I hate how I always look like this. one boot up. one boot down.

Photo One: We explored Gamla Stan (Old Town) and explored and took pictures. But it was very chilly and got very snowy.

 

Photo Two: A nice overlook of Ostermalm on our way to the Vasa Museum.

 

Photo Three: We were goofing around in the Diving Bell of the Vasa Museum. It is a museum about a ship that sunk in the Stockholm Harbor after sailing for only 20 minutes.

 

Photo Four: The Stockholm Public Library is my FAVORITE library in the world (and that is saying a lot). It is in a circular shape and is very Belle-esque.

 

Photo Five: The end of our Stockholm family adventure. This is our apartment in Gamla Stan.

 

Photo Six: This was the best nap ever. So comfortable!

 

Observations: I already miss Stockholm and my host family bunches. It still doesn’t feel real yet.

 

Disclaimer: Some of these aren’t the best but in true Smith-Dewey fashion we always have several cameras snapping and it is proving difficult to unite them all on my computer.

 

Word: hiss (elevator)