And so we left for Italy at noon the first Sunday of vacation! My host sister, Aline drove me to Angleur station, where I met up with the 2 buses that loaded full of exchange students from all over, with a lot of latinos! We always have so much fun together. And so we started to drive south to Rome. We drove through France and saw the alps, passed through Switzerland at about 11:30.
|Off we go!|
|Supper break in France at a rest stop.|
|Jimena from Mexico and me at the rest stop|
|It was really beautiful, but i don't think it's well shown in the pictures.|
Sleeping on that bus was a disaster. I was coughing and a bit sick already anyway, and there was not enough room for everyone to lie down in the aisle (questionably legal) and then, just, yeah.
|Courtyard at the vatican|
|Stairs in the vatican|
|Vatican museum. One of the few remaining original bronze statues.|
|St Peter's Square with Catherine|
|Before we went into the museum. The dome of St Peters is only almost just as big as the pantheon|
|In the columns at St Peter's square. Klaudia|
|In the museum|
|The fort castle thing|
|Ponte d'angeli with Vicki of NZ and Josie of South Africa|
Day one finished with the drive to the hotel, on the coast of the Mediterranean, about 45 minutes drive from Rome. Had pasta there (most likely) and then popped into bed. My roommates, Alex Johnston (canada) and Connor Seibenaler (states) and I planned every morning of Italy to go running before we got started with the day, so we set our alarms to about 5:30. How was the run? See next post.