Hi everybody. We have checked in and are on the way. For the next 36 hours, we do whatever Mr. Qantas tells us to do. No decisions to be made.
We have enjoyed a pleasant lunch in the British Airways Club at Rome’s Fiumicino’s airport and are waiting to board our flight to London. We ordered a shuttle service to bring us here because it was not much more expensive than the combined taxi and train fares which was the other viable alternative. We were expecting a small van with other passengers but had a nice E Class Merc to ourselves. Our only complaint was that we got here a little early and had to wait before we could check our luggage in.
This morning we had our last wander around Rome. We went to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish steps. As usual, we saw some parts of Rome we weren’t intending to see. There must be something wrong with the map we were using.
We went past a grand looking building called The Quirinale with armed guards outside. I asked one of them what was in the building. It turns out it is the President’s Palace. Perhaps that’s where the famous parties are held. We also found ourselves in Piazza dei Parliamento, again with a significant Police presence.
On the way back to the convent, we passed a MacDonald’s so we had the cheapest cup of coffee (other those we made ourselves) of the trip. It was impressively nice.
The weather is getting very hot in Rome now so it is time to leave. See you in Australia.