Christmas in Rome
We are spending Christmas in Rome (again, this is a good again though) this year. With my mom here with, I am playing tour guide. (Which I am more than happy to do. Photos to follow after the New Year as I do not have my machine with me.)
My mom is a world traveler and has been everywhere, from the Great Wall of China to Scotland, the Philippines, Norway, Germany, all over the U.S and now Italy. We have spent some time touring Torino but Torino is small change compared to Rome. Yesterday we were at St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums.
Remember the T.V. show, Kids Say the Darndest Things? Well, my mom has a wonderful sense of comedic timing and has a few gems of her own.
1. Upon entering the Sistine Chapel and seeing a crowd of over 200+ people she asks me "Is this what we're here to see?"
2. Upon seeing the grandness of St. Peter's Basilica she says "Why did they need to build such a big church for?" Then she admitted it was beautiful and was the biggest church she has ever step foot in.
3. About traffic in Rome, "Give me a moped, the traffic here is just like in Vietnam." We happen to see a fist fight in the street over a fender bender one day too.
She comments on the small cars, the ancient buildings, the traffic, the well dressed women, the tourists like herself, the great sites and she's only been here for 4 days.
I've noticed she likes: torrone, polenta, roasted rabbit and hot chocolate Italain style (thick and creamy).
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