Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Last day in Rome
Today is my last full day in Rome and it's started out pretty mundane. There's nothing quite like wandering unfamiliar streets with a bag full of laundry that needs to be done. I found a local laundromat a few blocks away and got some of my clothing washed. Yesterday, I actually spilled some cheese grease on my pants and they smelt of cheese (even after being washed it still smells like cheese, but not as much). I also got most of my shirts cleaned, which was nice because I'm pretty much changing twice a day. For the laundry luckily it was some place where you drop off your clothing and some guy washes it for you. That saved me two hours of sitting around and doing nothing so while my clothing was being washed I was able to go see Cestia's Pyramid (I believe it's cestia) and I saw the piazza di papolo. I tried to find the Trevi fountain but that didn't happen as I was running late for the laundromat. Depending on how energetic I feel tonight I may go off in search for it again. We shall see. The piazza di papolo was gorgeous! It's this giant plaza surrounded by churches. In the center there's an Egyptian obelisk. It was well worth the trip. For the afternoon I still plan on getting out to Ostia Antica but I wanted to come inside and cool off first. When I saw the weather this morning at the farmacia it was 36 degrees outside and that's not including humidex. That was also at 11 am so I'm terrified to see how hot it is this afternoon. That's about it for now, oh, I did get that waiter's name. It's Constantino. He was fending off the other waiters from me this morning.