It all sounds so wrong that i cannot even begin to explain myself. I’m sorry in advance, Italian Jesus.
So Rome was the first city we visited after Greece.
The danna was very excited because he thought he might run into the Pope and i was just too excited to talk to everyone because i thought i knew how to speak Italian (CIAO PIZZA PASTA!!! Mama mia Ferrari!!)
But more than anything i wanted to know what Elizabeth Gilbert’s EAT is all about. (I had a mini experience in Venice a couple of years ago.)
When we finally settled down in our overpriced, horribly small hotel room with a passionately unenthusiastic receptionist (no really, he was so focused on being cold and standoffish to his guests), we were tired and grumpy and terrified.
What you see here is ALL OF IT.
What a massive downgrade from all the sea-view-private-pool-villas-with-champaign-breakfast-and-24-hour-Hercules-butler we experienced in Greece. (Hercules Butler was Amie.)
I took a quick search on the internet and found this restaurant nearby our place for dinner (i honestly don’t remember what is the name of the restaurant but it’s near Termini station).
We had mussels in soup.
BEST. MUSSLES. IN. MY. LIFE.
We had a seafood risotto.
BEST. RISOTTO. IN. MY. LIFE.
We also had pasta Vongole.
BEST. PASTA. VONGOLE. IN. MY. LIFE.
Even the spagetti tasted different. Its al-dente perfection was not even it, but there was this… texture to it that i never tasted before.
I looked at the danna in shock, “Holy cheese. Is this “normal standard” of food here in Rome?”
He agreed, that it was also the best mussel soup, risotto and pasta vongole he’s ever had in his life (given Italian food quality in Japan is so high). And i have also decided on the spot to not cook pasta for the rest of my life as it will be an insult to this impeccability.
We left the place super happy, content and very, very, very excited for the rest of our meals in Italy.
Except that we were wrong.
We maxed out of luck on the first night. All of it. Allllllllllll the way until we reached Barcelona about two weeks later. And the rest of the food in Italy was so meh that i felt i’ve just broken up with my one true love and that i’ll never fall in love again. You know that feeling???
So anyway, the entire month in Europe we had zero plan. That sort of was our plan. To plan nothing. Which is why Jesus cannot really blame me for wearing a zombie on my head when i visited him.
So i thought we were gonna eat pizzas and gelatos the whole day but the danna loves to visit churches and all that so we went to San Pietro in Vatican city.
We arrived and i suddenly realized there was a zombie on my head, which was kind of rudely inappropriate, (or rudely appropriate, depends on which side of Jesus you’re on), since you know how they say Jesus technically makes the first zombie when he rose from his death, so in a way it’s like calling him his nick name back home and act as if you are his best friend, which ironically is probably what he wish you do, so the whole thing was just very confusing to me.
Anyway remember how we had maxed our luck out on first day?
The next day, the danna’s luggage case DECIDED TO CHANGE THE COMBINATION ON ITS OWN like it has grown a brain.
We had to take it to a luggage shop and that’s the Chihuahua they own.
When we went to the Colosseum, my first thought was, “神圣的乳酪啊，罗马的队不是一天可以排完的。” (Holy Cheese, you can’t finish a Roman queue in one day).
So yeap. I came, i saw, i camhoed.
San Pietro. Where i sincerely apologized to Jesus.
I took the hat off but now it just looked like i was trying to hide a zombie from Jesus. Which may or may not make it worse.
View from above
Oh and you thought Jesus zombie is bad?
The danna purposely misspell Jesus’s name on his body! Who’s the evil now huh!
(Ok turned out it just means “I went to Kitsune college”, so i am still the bad guy.)
Meh Porcini spagetti.
Another highly ranked restaurant but meh-ish too.
Off to Venice in a train.
I was very, very sad that i had to leave Rome without having anything that could outshine the first meal. It was my cinderella.
I will always remember that night…
And i live hungrily ever after T___T
the food picture looks delicious.. And it sounds great that you don’t have a particular schedule to follow, and more time to explore. The last time i went to Rome, it was part of those tour group thing. It’s too rush and those days when we were using ‘films’ in camera… by the time we reaches the end leg of the europe tour, the films were running out. XD Digital camera and mobile phone is so handy these days.
awww. ~ that sux that u didn’t get to taste even better yummy food there after the first meal. Europe is definitely on my bucket list. ~ thought I wonder how I would navigate without knowing the language? Or I guess everything has a English translation as well? nnxo nnwww.hitomiblog.com n
you matrep? why your cap so high?
That’s a lovely chihuahua! nnI don’t think Jesus would mind your zombie cap though…after all, he loves you! At least that’s what I’ve heard… 😛
Look on the bright side, you weren’t alone at tasting all the meh-ness x) and the scenery is beautiful! Were there people playing music or singing in the colloseum?
Cheesie, this post cracked me up, I love all of your travel post 🙂
“And i live hungrily ever after T___T” —> oh I love this line!!! xD
May I know what camera did you use?
the same thing happened to my Rimowa luggage! the combination changed on its own, or rather it got stuck.
WHY AH SUCH EXPENSIVE INVESTMENT
Lol-ed at your 神圣的乳酪 (≧▽≦)nnwww.frenchfriesmonster.com
ahhh, i still need to go to these places!! rome is still on my to go list ! glad you had a fun time there cheesie <3
Hi Cheesie, I had the same food experience in Rome last month! I had the most amazing lasagna and pizza at one restaurant near the colosseum one night and after that everything was really meh. But nevermind Rome is beautiful I really want to go back soon but I will probably google for some nice places to eat before i go. 😀 I’m really excited for the rest of your Europe posts.. 🙂
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Dear Cheesie, I still love you zombie cap and i think Jesus would like it too if he likes fashion. Haha.nnI’ve sent you an e-mail from email@example.com and I hope you read them ^^ nnLook forward to the reply from you. ^^
You claim to be Audrey’s best friend but did you even visit her in the hospital?
I didn’t see what you do last night, so you must be eating your own crap from the toilet. Same logic.
Yes got it!! :))
Me too!! We actually missed Trevi Fountain so we didnt toss the coin so now i doubt i can go back in 3 years hahahah
Yea i did!! Love Europe
😛 You leh 炸薯条怪兽 lolol
WA your eyes so good straight away can see is Rimowa ah!
It’s a Lumix GF6! Very good camera!!
Tragic Cinderella theme
i blow it everyday
No idea cuz didn’t go in lol. We did pay many pennies for passerby Saxophonist etc lol
Yea i suspected so too…
Tried to but fail 🙁
Not really, somehow you just get through it haha
WA how old are you ah!
Cheesie why he no help u snap pictures one its mostly u stretching out ur hand as far out as your can! Ask him be more helpful okay. Lol.
He only interested in taking pix of rock. *inserts suitable 斜眼 emoticon*
Nice pix le!!! Zombie cap is okay gua…
Lol those are the coolest i guess. You don’t see saxophonists here x)
Quite the travel adventure! About Jesus being the first zombie. Not really as He rose from dead and was completly alive, not zombiefied.nnThe foods pics all look so yummy! The last photo of you off to Venice is fantastic. The look and mood are exceptional and only something you can do!!!! 😉
Hi Cheesie!!! I’m just reading through your Europe travel posts again as I’m planning for my trip to Europe in October this year!! Was browsing through your food photos and I really wanted to find out which restaurant was it that you and your danna first went to in Rome! I did a quick search on google and finally found this page!!! http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g187791-d1034654-Reviews-Rossi_Tiziano-Rome_Lazio.html
Could this be itttt???? *Excited!!!* I saw one of the photos posted by the reviewers and it looks similar to your pasta vongole!!! D: D:
I’ve had a look of the exterior of the restaurant, sadly that’s not it. It’s much narrower and is more like a family style restaurant. Now I feel crap about not remembering the name -_-. But it’s really near Termini station!! Might be the same area! I’ll try to look it up too!