As well as waking up early in order to fight the crowds at the Colosseum, Chris and I also had hopes of catching the final songs of the Hottest 100. However, it turns out the countdown runs for far longer than we anticipated, so we ended up giving up after a few songs in order to make the most of our time in Rome! Admittedly it did bring a pang of homesickness to my heart seeing everyone quaffing beer and blasting Triple J on facebook. Oh, Australia.
It was such a splendid day. Still not overly warm, but the sun was shining nonetheless. After lunch we walked over to the Vatican City, intending to check out the basilica. However, the line to get in was absolutely ludicrous (like, we would have been waiting an hour or something). So we made do with wandering around the square in the sun for a little while.
Research informed us of a Scottish pub hosting a little Aussie shindig, so we headed there in the late afternoon. They had Fosters – apparently Australia’s number one beer, despite the fact no one drinks it – and vegemite sandwiches. There was basically no one there, but it was fun to have a few drinks and watch the Australian Open on tv.
Hope you all had a fabulous – and warm – Australia Day back in Aus!