Here’s part 2 of our Europe trip with Contiki!
Breakfast in our hotel somewhere out of Venice
Off to Rome!
We were welcomed with a mugging incident where a guy just hopes into the shuttle bus and took our tour manager’s bag of valuables, ran off and hop into the moving car. I didn’t see it happening with my own eyes, but from the stories I’ve heard, it’s almost like a scene happening in those action movies. Too fast, too furious. You got to be careful when you are in Rome!
But I felt safe in the central parts of Rome where they were many tourists, and everyone seemed to be taking pictures and enjoying the scenic view. The place didn’t look dodgy, but still, we had to be on guard at all times!
Dinner at a restaurant near the Colosseum
It was a simple dinner affair by Contiki because we only had salads and four slices of cheesy pizza. It’s enough for me but probably not for the meat eaters. Also, the pizzas were all slightly charred.
The supposedly famous gelato shop in Rome – Di San Crispino. It was a treat by Contiki, but I had no idea why the tour manager said the gelato was on him. It tasted alright, but it was not the best we had!
Got excited when I spotted a fruit store along the streets of Rome! Couldn’t resist buying fruit from them!
It’s somewhat tad expensive to purchase one banana for 1 euro when I could purchase a bunch for 1 euro, but I was craving for some fruits then.
We stayed at Ibis Hotel Paris. It was a proper hotel with gym and pool facilities, but we didn’t get to enjoy them because we were so exhausted during the trip, rushing from one place to another and it doesn’t help when some of the people on the trip with us were sick! The spread of the flu bug was imminent.
There seemed to be more tourists now and gypsies, asking for tourists to sign the petitions to distract them.