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...Ciao Italia - Day 2 - Roma

may be u've seen its replica somewhere...
d Vatican
...M'sia Airlines office agaknye
For today we decided just to get on a tour bus to get around Roma. Among others we managed to visit Colosseo or more known as Colosseum...with some gladiators hanging around, d Tomb of Unknown Soldiers, d Vatican, n a few shopping streets near Piazza del Popolo. N BTW, halal food is not a problem as there r a number of food outlets operated by our Bangladeshi brothers...so...nasi n kebab r available aplenty. FYI, I looked up for these halal outlets @ d website of zabihah.com...try it out....


...d Colosseo...it was really huge for a structure during its time


foto op next to Colosseo


souvenir shops can be found in every corner of Roma...d same can said about d tourists as well...it really is a touristy city


only here can you see more Maseratis competing for attention along with Bimmer n Merc...


...next to Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II which housed d Tomb of Unknown Soldiers


...of course that 'Prancing Horse' insignia is familiar...d Ferrari's horse signature was taken from this...


on d way to d Vatican...crossing Fiume Tevere (Tiber River)...with Castel Sant' Angelo in d background


...n d Vatican even has its own post office...n lots of tourists sent postcards from here


d Papal Swiss Guard in their traditional uniform...they r d one deals with d security of d place


fake goods can be found here too...so not only in Petaling Street or pasar malam back home. This is just outside d Vatican


n onwards we go...stop jap @ Piazza del Popolo...shopping area


neat haaa....bikes for rent...but we didn't try it out...


then back to our base near d Termini...for solat n lunch.


n later back out again...my Sayang buying few Italian scarfs...but tengok2 few shops down d price is cheaper...biasa la tuhh...hihi


near d Vatican again...this couple just tied d knot @ one of d churches in d Vatican n then posing in our bus for their official photographer...me just nyelit je


dining al fresco is d order of d day of course


...interesting to see that some of the construction sites covered their site with a nicely done cover full of graphics...unlike d usual green netting back home. Sometimes u assume that it is an actual building if seen from afar.


dah senja n dah penat...time to rehat pulak...back to d Termini...this is d front entrance...


...n d interior...this is during off peak period...kalau tak...memang hiruk n pikuk


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