Europe Day 14 – Rome!

3 April 2015

Down with just 2 more days! Had the same breakfast before heading out to visit Basilica of Saint Mary!
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As usual, notice the detailed ceilings?
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This is the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome by the way, hence we stayed a little while more~
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Nice ceiling again!

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And pretty stained glass window~

The years of hard work spent on the interior (:
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Seriously, who will wanna receive this postcard ah???

Next stop, which is another well-known spot of Rome – Vatican City!
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Spot the Pokeball!

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Candid of le pig~

Now it’s time to explore the interior! But sorry, it’s gonna be lots of ceiling again because I am impressed by how much work they put in, climbing the ladder and all! Hahaha!
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The ceiling resembles the one in Rome’s Pantheon!
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Looks like Spongebob’s friend – Patrick!!!!!

Ceiling, ceiling and more ceiling! xD
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Spotted my horoscope!

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Will be a nice artistic shot with wider lens!

Back to the exterior and we saw lots of people queuing up~ We did not know what’s going on but the queue was really long!!! We almost wanted to queue as well but after asking one of them, it’s actually people queuing to go in for some pastor/pope’s service ._. Heng we asked.
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So happy to see a post office there! And it’s the van kind, pretty cool! Managed to get a stamp to post my one last postcard I think (:
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Saw a Sakura tree again on our way to the train station! Okay, I don’t know if it’s really cherry blossom but whatever, it’s pink!!!
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And guess what, it has my birth date with it 😛
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30.03 (:

If you realise, most of the nights we didn’t really explore anywhere because either the shops are closed or the churches are. The only ones open are restaurants and bars, which we could only walk past and admire, before going back to the same fast food chain that we went every day, because that’s the cheapest food.

It’s not that we are too poor to eat, but the food in Europe are just really expensive. We grow up eating cheap food and we don’t believe in splurging on food, at least not for every meal. Food is something that we can compromise on, in other words, so we rather save and scrimp every day to spend on other things.

I even remember that there was once during our trip (I forgot in which city) when we splurged on some McDonald’s nuggets or something because we were too hungry, then Bro happened to drop one on the floor (Europe is quite dirty by the way) but he picked it up and eat because it’s too expensive to waste! LOL! You may find it disgusting but I find the moment hilarious and so significant~ Like how extreme we went xD

So on the last few days in Rome, Bro actually suggested that we should splurge on a good meal, if we have got money left! I was kinda looking forward to that meal because I would love to try too, for the experience! Haha! So on our last night in Rome, we went fine-dining at this popular area full of restaurants~ The kind that is beside the fountain and has got busker performing for you! It was difficult choosing which restaurant to try, and they were all quite competitive, but in the end we settled for one that looks quite decent and has no service charge.
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We sat outdoor of course – alfresco style, but the interior of the restaurant is actually damn pretty too! Chanced upon it when going to the washroom 😀
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Oh in Italy, the people usually eat a full course meal, from appetisers, entrée, main course to dessert. And their entrée is like either pizza or pasta kind! I really can’t imagine how they finish the main course later on, which is usually more of the meat~ Obviously being very Singaporean, we jumped straight into the main course…hahaha!

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Drinks to start off first! (:

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Fine-dining of course must drink wine right!

Bro got himself a mixed grill platter, and from the look of it, you can tell that it’s not very nice already -_- Quite normal taste, if not the meat is too tough.
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My lamb shank was not any better; I can hardly find any meat. And it’s so dry, as you can tell from the picture! Although I can’t recall the price, I remember this meal wasn’t cheap (I think around S$80+), and it was definitely not worth the price at all! Quite disappointing 😦 Our supermarket microwaved food actually tasted so much better~
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Expensive experience! But still an experience (:
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To make up for the unsatisfactory meal and unfulfilling stomach, guess what we got again! 😀 Chocolate and mango flavour I think!
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Ahhhhhh I miss my gelatos~~~~ >.<
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