Posts Tagged ‘Rome’

Roma day two

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

(Wrote this yesterday but publishing it today)
So, today is my only whole day in Rome. Because of going to bed so late yesterday we slept pretty long (not very like me) and then we ate italian breakfast! Which means: go down to the closest bakery and buy some pastries which you eat with tea or coffee. Not very like me either, haha. I told Swann about what I use to eat for breakfast (smoothie with mĂŒsli, dark bread with tahini and cucumber and alfalfa) and he thought that really strange…

Then since Swann hade to practice for his freestyle tournament thing in two weeks, I went in to town by myself. I think this is the first time I’m visiting a city/place in another country and explore it all by myself! Swann had made a perfect map with all the important things to see, from Colosseum to the Spanish stairs, so I started at metro station Colosseo and the first thing I saw when I got up from the metro was of course Colosseum! Amazing to see it in reality after seeing it in pictures and movies so many times. Very beautiful building as well of course.

After walking around Colosseum I followed the street down towards Via del corso and passed many historic buildings. Via the walk along Via del corso, I saw Pantheon and the Basilic Santa Maria ad martyres, Fontana di trevi and Trinita di monti. At Fontana di trevi it started to rain so I got inside for some lunch, pizza of course! When I had finished it still hadn’t stopped so I bought coffee as well. When I had drunken that it still hadn’t stopped raining so I bought an umbrella and just as I got out of the store with my new umbrella the rain had stopped…

Well well, nothing to do about that! I kept going along Via del corso to Pantheon and then on to Via del condotti towards Trinita di monti. Via del condotti was like Oxford Street in London; full of fancy stores like Prada, Miu miu, Dolce et gabbana, Dior, Armani and so on. At this point it unfortunately started raining again so my umbrella came to use on the walk back to the metro and way home to Swann. 🙂

Morning view
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Swann and his typical Italian breakfast
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Il Colosseo
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Fontana di trevi
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Panthéon & Basilic Santa Maria ad martyres
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Scalinata della santissima Trinita di mondi (Spanish stair)
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//ALiCE med ICE

Roma day one

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

It’s a very practical thing having  a friend  in a new city you’re visiting, because then he/she can show you around and be the guide. Awesome! Yesterday when I had met up with Swann at Termini station, we took the metro to Libia and went to the supermarket to buy some groceries. Pasta, vegetables, tortellini, tomato sauce, mozzarella, foccaccia… (“you need to eat Italian food when you’re here!”). After a little while at home with a late lunch (pizza with a ruccola salad of course!), we went in to the centre in the evening. Visited the third country of the day: the Vatican. So beautiful, and so peaceful  to walk around on the cozy streets of Rome, especially when you have a private Italian guide who can tell you everything about every beautiful building that shows up everywhere.

We were home pretty late so it was a late dinner, but a very delicious one! Swann cooked pasta of course, with tomato, zucchini, onion, garlic, tuna and a lot of parmigiana on and one or two glasses of wine as well. Molto bene! Very italian and very good. And Swann did not like that I never have salt in the water when I cook pasta, hahaha. Some pics from the day:

The Vatican

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Some fortress where the father via a tunnel under the ground could go hide in the medieval.

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Tevere river

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The chef and the molto bene food!

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And that was about all from my first day in Rome. What I think about the city so far: very beautiful! And if you wonder what I’m doing here and who Swann is; a very random trip (bought tickets like ten days ago) and Swann I met in Belgrade at New year’s eve and we’ve been keeping contact since so I decided to visit him! Very good decision 🙂

//ALiCE med ICE

Off to Rome

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Heeey people, update from the air! Ajjemen, Norwegian har tydligen den lilla finessen att man fĂ„r wifi pĂ„ planet. Trevligt! För övrigt ocksĂ„ vĂ€ldigt mycket trevligare att Ă„ka med ett “normalt” flygplan frĂ„n Landvetter istĂ€llet för Ryanair (eller nĂ„got motsvarande) frĂ„n SĂ€ve. Landvetter Ă€r en mycket trevligare flygplats (började till exempel min lilla tripp med en EH-cappuccino imorse!) och det Ă€r inte sĂ„ jĂ€kla diktatoriskt kring handbagaget. Inga rosa lĂ„dor man behöver stoppa ner vĂ€skan i för att kolla om den verkligen Ă€r i rĂ€tt mĂ„tt och inget nedtryckande av handvĂ€ska i ryggsĂ€ck för att bara fĂ„ ett handbagage. Ryanair och dess billiga priser i all Ă€ra, men det hĂ€r Ă€r bannemej sĂ„ mycket trevligare.

Inte lĂ„ngt kvar till Rom nu, nice med ett nytt land pĂ„ kartan! Blir bara vĂ€rldens speed-visit (till torsdag) men skall i alla fall hinna med Colosseum och italiensk pizza 🙂

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//ALiCE med ICE

Lördagsfrulle.

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Älskar frukost. BĂ€stabĂ€stabĂ€sta mĂ„let pĂ„ hela dagen. Kan leva pĂ„ frukost. Idag (som sĂ„ mĂ„nga andra dagar): en stor kopp te, provade en ny smak idag; ICA’s ekologiska svarta te med smak av havtorn och skogsbĂ€r. JĂ€ttegott! Har Ă€ven provat deras ekologiska gröna te med apelsin och svartvinbĂ€r. Kan rekommendera. Mina hemmagjorda surdegsbröd, som blev helt superbra sist (dags att göra ny sats imorgon!), med ekologisk tahini och hemmaodlade groddar. Älskar att ha ett litet mini-vĂ€xthus i fönstret med stĂ€ndigt fĂ€rska groddar. SĂ„sĂ„sĂ„ bra! Och sĂ„ smoothie sĂ„klart, pĂ„ en halv banan, havregryn, mjölk, vatten (för att spara pĂ„ mjölken spĂ€r jag alltid ut med vatten hehe) och blandade bĂ€r. Med mĂŒsli och flingor och en klick ekologiskt jordnötssmör som topping. Enligt mig bĂ€sta frukosten ever. Älskar frukost.

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IgĂ„r hade jag för övrigt en superbra dag. Efter en kaffe och catch up-talk med Pierre och tacomiddag med Lina sĂ„ kom Johan, Patrik och Daniel hit och sĂ„ badade vi allihopa bastu och spelade Tre svar och Pictionary och drack vin och de stannade till tvĂ„-tiden och det var hur bra som helst. VĂ€rd fredagkvĂ€ll! Sen efter Lindahl/Miskimin gĂ„tt och Lina gĂ„tt och lagt sig stannade jag uppe alldeles för sent och sĂ„ rĂ„kade jag boka biljetter till Rom. Eller rĂ„kade och rĂ„kade. Men nu skall jag i alla fall göra en snabbvisit i Rom om tio dagar. LĂ€ngtar! Och det Ă€r annat kul som ocksĂ„ hĂ€nder det nĂ€rmaste; ikvĂ€ll blir det bio (igen!!!) med Lina och Sadie, vi skall se Frost. Imorgon blir det brunch pĂ„ Storaholms sĂ€teri med Sophie och ÅH vad jag skall njuta och svĂ€lta mig pĂ„ morgonen innan vi kommer dit sĂ„ jag kan Ă€ta en massa av allt det goda, haha. I veckan har jag bokat in lite fikadater och jag skall pĂ„ dans och sen pĂ„ fredag Ă€r det Veronica Maggio pĂ„ Scandinavium. Sen Ă€r det Rom och sen skall jag vara med och ordna ett roligt event pĂ„ Alla hjĂ€rtans dag som handlar om Safe sex. AlltsĂ„ hör ni eller, sĂ„ mycket kul att se fram emot!

…ska ba plugga lite först. Och jobba. Och trĂ€na. SĂ„na trĂ„kiga grejer, men det fĂ„r man klĂ€mma in det med. Dags att ta itu med första punkten nu! Trevlig helg pĂ„ er fina 🙂

//ALiCE med ICE