The good news for those of us who are in or are planning trips to visit Europe (especially Rome, Italy) is that Colosseum dungeon is finally open to public!
Since I visited Colosseum in 2007, I really want to check out the dungeons. It’s so cool that it’s open to public. Rome is such a gorgeous place to be; the past civilization traces and the Ancient Rome are such wonders to look at and contemplate upon. The opening of Colosseum dungeons is just going to enrich that experience.
When in Rome, visit and learn. Don’t miss it,
Two weeks ago, I visited a long-lost friend in Germany (I hadn’t seen her for the past 7 years!) whose companionship I absolutely enjoyed. During her busy schedule of taking care a family, finding an internship, and planning to move, she still managed to give me wonderful precious memories about Germany (well, the cities of Dortmund, Cologne, Bonn, and Dusseldorf). Lovely, lovely times with a lot of interesting events, including 1025th anniversary of Dortmund. I definitely want to go back to Germany and spend time with her again soon! And I’m still berating myself for not buying that perfect black booties at one of the local stores in Dusseldorf..grr!
Lovely, lovely Germany:
1st Trip to GermanyOct 27, 2007 Photos: 282
I want to go back…pronto!!
On October 24, I went to EuroDisney just outside of Paris with two friends. There were two big occasions at that time; first was the Halloween week (so there was a halloween parade and the park’s decorations certainly reflected that Halloween spirit); second was the EuroDisney’s 15th birthday celebration (there was a “Candle-o-bration” of lighting the “candles” of the Cinderella castle). The sky was rather cloudy and the overall weather was a bit too cool, but we still had a lotta fun! If there’s anything I wasn’t too fond of, it’s the size of the amusement park. But then again, I’m too used to seeing the-bigger-the-better amusement parks in the United States :)
Here are the pictures:
Here’s the full EuroDisney – Halloween album:
EuroDisney - HalloweenOct 24, 2007Photos: 188
Disney-French flavored Halloween, now that’s a Halloween celebration,
OK, so my luggage was stolen on the train during my travel from Rome to Florence on October 2, 2007. My laptop and all my pictures were in it, so that was a great blow for me. Not to mention that it was such a hassle to get a new laptop with ENGLISH keyboard….well, finally I got one recently after 1-month suffering of no laptop. I just want to share with you some of the pictures I took after the robbery ocurred.
Too bad I wouldn’t be able to share all of the pictures with you, but I think the ones that I have left weren’t bad at all:
Italy Trip - Rome, Florence, Naples (Positano & Amalfi Coasts)Oct 2, 2007 Photos: 161
I love Italy (minus the professional thievery / pick-pocket business, of course),
First of all, I realized that I need to edit my photos and update my blogs faster. Seriously. I am falling behind by a week and it's getting worse each day. I need to speed it up.
Okay, in that light, I would like to share :last week's: event in Paris, Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. It's an annual event in which the public can freely discover official monuments and museums such as Palais de l'Elysée, Hotel Matignon, Palais du Luxembourg, Assemblee Nationale, Musee d'Orsay, and Le Louvre. This exciting event was celebrated on September 15 and 16.
I did not have a chance to visit all of them, but I did visit the prison site in which Marie Antoinette was once held, the Techno Parade at Bastille, Hotel de Ville, Place des Vosges, Museé Carnavalet, Notre Dame, the front of La Sorbonne, and Palais du Luxembourg. Below are some of the highlighted pictures:
The full album is below:
Journees Europeennes du PatrimoineSep 15, 2007 Photos: 134
What a fun celebration to be in,