3 April 2015
Down with just 2 more days! Had the same breakfast before heading out to visit Basilica of Saint Mary!
The ceiling resembles the one in Rome’s Pantheon!
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.
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.
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!
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~