26.5.13

Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys

                          You might have noticed from the title that I'm in an obsessing over the perks of being a wallflower stage, which is an awesome movie that you should watch. (AFTER you finish reading this :D) so I'm still in Italy and its starting to get boring. Thank god for the Internet! It's supposed to be this dream vacation but instead I have homework ( why?!?!?!?!???), rain and nothing to do. The thing is, my dad is here on a business trip and the rest of us laze around the apartment or go to the same department stores again or go grocery shopping while he.... Does his business. That sounded weird. Anyway, I'm intelligently using the time allotted to doing my homework to get over my boredom by writing about my boredom. It isn't like we aren't doing anything on our holiday, obviously we're going to all the tourist places, but trieste, where my dad is working is kinda boring.
                   Recently we took a trip to Rome, Florence and Pisa. That trip was amazing, and probably one of the best in my life so far, apart from goa in 2010, which is a gorgeous beach town, um, state in India. So it was a six day trip, three days in Rome, two days in Florence and a day trip to Pisa. We started really early from here on a Monday, the first day of the second week of our trip. I wish I could be here with my friends. A month with only my family feels like..... Ugh. I mean I love my family, of course I do, but maybe I love my friends just a little bit more. And I could really, really live without all the fighting :( I understand why some kids with divorced parents say that we're actually happy with the divorce because the fighting stopped. im not saying i want parents to get divorced. how creepy would that be...... anyway, Rome. so we reached around lunchtime, walked to our hotel (it was close to the station) and lazed about for a bit. the hotel was supremely awesome. for starters, it was huge. there were two bedrooms, a drawing room, a bathroom and a corridor/parlor thing. the rooms were really cosy and the decor was great. it was called gea di vulcano or something strange like that :p and it was on via nazionale which is near piazza republica. via means road and piazza means square in italian. i dont know why im doing all this free advertising for them but the hotel was great so :P anyway on the first day we set off after lunch to see the 'centro storico' literally old town. that was the first day in my vacation that i felt, calm, happy, excited and all holiday-y and vacationy. im not going to go into much detail since if youve already been to rome you'll get shit bored and if you havent then well..... google. :P so, long story short we saw the pantheon, the trevi fountain, the spanish steps and piazza navona which were all very pretty and cool (the trevi fountain is where i made my famous wish from the last post, by the way). the next day we went to -drum roll please- ancient rome!! i will go into detail because i love. that. place. if i havent mentioned it before, i love history and i have read a lot about ancient rome. so at first we went to the colosseum, which is a UNESCO world heritage sight and one of the seven wonders of the world. (ive already seen three! yay :) when it was first built, the colosseum was used as a sight for gladiator battles and could seat around 50,000 people. the main part of the colosseum is obviously the arena, where the actual battles used to take place. (in case you're rather dense these are man-on-animal battles.) the celebrations after the inaugaration of the colosseum which was basically one big party, went on for like three months and 5000 animals were killed. yeuch. so another really interesting thing about the colosseum is the way seats were allotted to spectators on the basis of their social standing. closest to the arena (which is a semicircular wooden platform with a sanded floor to absorb the blood ewww) was the senators podium, where -duh- the senators sat. then there was knights, the noblemen or something and finally the commoners, who sat right at the top and furthest away from the arena and also did not have much protection from rain or sun. oh and men and women weren't allowed to sit together. these ancient romans had some serious issues. sheesh. anyway, after a few years and wildlife massacres, the collosseum fell into disrepair and people actually started stealing material from it to build other things like- the sistine chapel. the colosseum was one of the best things we saw in the trip. in the afternoon we saw the roman forum and the palatine hill which were pretty cool but nothing like the colosseum. the next day we went to vatican city which is the centre of power of christianity or umm something like that. the sistine chapel was very awesome but the rest of it was quite boring since we weren't allowed into saint peter's basilica and im not really into renaissance art. after the disappointment of the vatican, we did a bit of shopping for souvenirs like your everyday annoying tourists.
         after rome, we did florence and the best part about was (i am going to sound like a brat but) the shopping!! annnnnddd............. i bought....................................................................................................................... boots! yes, something off the wish list :D :D well apart from the shopping, Michelangelo's sculpture David was magnificent. it is so so so beautifully carved :) the detail is just breathtaking. and david is HOT :P sorry. had to say it. who else thinks Michelangelo might have been gay?? then we made a day trip to pisa, which was really really great and the tower was so cute! totally up to colosseum standards :p and that evening we left and came back to trieste which is a small city in north italy, near venice which is where im going tomorrow!!  yay :D
oh no more packing :(
well before i go there is some stuff i want to tell you guys. some very very important stuff that you must remember all your life and that i learned yesterday and will NEVER EVER FORGET. so what you need to know is:
I SAW GREEN DAY IN CONCERT LAST NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SHIT YOU NOT, CHECK THEIR TOUR DATES: TRIESTE, MAY 25 2013 9:00 p.m. HOW EPIC IS THAT!!!!!! I DIDNT EVEN HAVE TICKETS BUT THE FANS BROKE THE BARRICADES AND I SQUEEZED THROUGH RIGHT BEFORE THEY PUT THEM BACK UP AGAIN AND I AM IN LOVE WITH BILLY JOE ARMSTRONG AND SEEING A BAND LIVE IS THE GREATEST THING EVER AND I JUST WANT TO DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN I SHOULD STOP YELLING. there im quiet again :p well anyway that has most definitely been the highlight of my trip so far and i will so never forget that night as long as i live :D for your sake i hope you get to see a band live someday if you havent already :) oh i have some more news for you: i told the-guy-from-the-poem how i felt and he acted like he'd never liked me that way at all so now we're 'just friends' . i know right i just want to roll my eyes at the lameness of it all. :p
ill be back home in 2 weeks :( i know i said its boring but i wrote that before i saw green day :D
i am dying to meet my friends -oh and give them their awesome gifts- but.... well i like it here! but i will come back. one day, i will. i promised the trevi fountain after all ;) :)
see you next post
ciao!  <3 <3

26.5.13

Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys

                          You might have noticed from the title that I'm in an obsessing over the perks of being a wallflower stage, which is an awesome movie that you should watch. (AFTER you finish reading this :D) so I'm still in Italy and its starting to get boring. Thank god for the Internet! It's supposed to be this dream vacation but instead I have homework ( why?!?!?!?!???), rain and nothing to do. The thing is, my dad is here on a business trip and the rest of us laze around the apartment or go to the same department stores again or go grocery shopping while he.... Does his business. That sounded weird. Anyway, I'm intelligently using the time allotted to doing my homework to get over my boredom by writing about my boredom. It isn't like we aren't doing anything on our holiday, obviously we're going to all the tourist places, but trieste, where my dad is working is kinda boring.
                   Recently we took a trip to Rome, Florence and Pisa. That trip was amazing, and probably one of the best in my life so far, apart from goa in 2010, which is a gorgeous beach town, um, state in India. So it was a six day trip, three days in Rome, two days in Florence and a day trip to Pisa. We started really early from here on a Monday, the first day of the second week of our trip. I wish I could be here with my friends. A month with only my family feels like..... Ugh. I mean I love my family, of course I do, but maybe I love my friends just a little bit more. And I could really, really live without all the fighting :( I understand why some kids with divorced parents say that we're actually happy with the divorce because the fighting stopped. im not saying i want parents to get divorced. how creepy would that be...... anyway, Rome. so we reached around lunchtime, walked to our hotel (it was close to the station) and lazed about for a bit. the hotel was supremely awesome. for starters, it was huge. there were two bedrooms, a drawing room, a bathroom and a corridor/parlor thing. the rooms were really cosy and the decor was great. it was called gea di vulcano or something strange like that :p and it was on via nazionale which is near piazza republica. via means road and piazza means square in italian. i dont know why im doing all this free advertising for them but the hotel was great so :P anyway on the first day we set off after lunch to see the 'centro storico' literally old town. that was the first day in my vacation that i felt, calm, happy, excited and all holiday-y and vacationy. im not going to go into much detail since if youve already been to rome you'll get shit bored and if you havent then well..... google. :P so, long story short we saw the pantheon, the trevi fountain, the spanish steps and piazza navona which were all very pretty and cool (the trevi fountain is where i made my famous wish from the last post, by the way). the next day we went to -drum roll please- ancient rome!! i will go into detail because i love. that. place. if i havent mentioned it before, i love history and i have read a lot about ancient rome. so at first we went to the colosseum, which is a UNESCO world heritage sight and one of the seven wonders of the world. (ive already seen three! yay :) when it was first built, the colosseum was used as a sight for gladiator battles and could seat around 50,000 people. the main part of the colosseum is obviously the arena, where the actual battles used to take place. (in case you're rather dense these are man-on-animal battles.) the celebrations after the inaugaration of the colosseum which was basically one big party, went on for like three months and 5000 animals were killed. yeuch. so another really interesting thing about the colosseum is the way seats were allotted to spectators on the basis of their social standing. closest to the arena (which is a semicircular wooden platform with a sanded floor to absorb the blood ewww) was the senators podium, where -duh- the senators sat. then there was knights, the noblemen or something and finally the commoners, who sat right at the top and furthest away from the arena and also did not have much protection from rain or sun. oh and men and women weren't allowed to sit together. these ancient romans had some serious issues. sheesh. anyway, after a few years and wildlife massacres, the collosseum fell into disrepair and people actually started stealing material from it to build other things like- the sistine chapel. the colosseum was one of the best things we saw in the trip. in the afternoon we saw the roman forum and the palatine hill which were pretty cool but nothing like the colosseum. the next day we went to vatican city which is the centre of power of christianity or umm something like that. the sistine chapel was very awesome but the rest of it was quite boring since we weren't allowed into saint peter's basilica and im not really into renaissance art. after the disappointment of the vatican, we did a bit of shopping for souvenirs like your everyday annoying tourists.
         after rome, we did florence and the best part about was (i am going to sound like a brat but) the shopping!! annnnnddd............. i bought....................................................................................................................... boots! yes, something off the wish list :D :D well apart from the shopping, Michelangelo's sculpture David was magnificent. it is so so so beautifully carved :) the detail is just breathtaking. and david is HOT :P sorry. had to say it. who else thinks Michelangelo might have been gay?? then we made a day trip to pisa, which was really really great and the tower was so cute! totally up to colosseum standards :p and that evening we left and came back to trieste which is a small city in north italy, near venice which is where im going tomorrow!!  yay :D
oh no more packing :(
well before i go there is some stuff i want to tell you guys. some very very important stuff that you must remember all your life and that i learned yesterday and will NEVER EVER FORGET. so what you need to know is:
I SAW GREEN DAY IN CONCERT LAST NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SHIT YOU NOT, CHECK THEIR TOUR DATES: TRIESTE, MAY 25 2013 9:00 p.m. HOW EPIC IS THAT!!!!!! I DIDNT EVEN HAVE TICKETS BUT THE FANS BROKE THE BARRICADES AND I SQUEEZED THROUGH RIGHT BEFORE THEY PUT THEM BACK UP AGAIN AND I AM IN LOVE WITH BILLY JOE ARMSTRONG AND SEEING A BAND LIVE IS THE GREATEST THING EVER AND I JUST WANT TO DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN I SHOULD STOP YELLING. there im quiet again :p well anyway that has most definitely been the highlight of my trip so far and i will so never forget that night as long as i live :D for your sake i hope you get to see a band live someday if you havent already :) oh i have some more news for you: i told the-guy-from-the-poem how i felt and he acted like he'd never liked me that way at all so now we're 'just friends' . i know right i just want to roll my eyes at the lameness of it all. :p
ill be back home in 2 weeks :( i know i said its boring but i wrote that before i saw green day :D
i am dying to meet my friends -oh and give them their awesome gifts- but.... well i like it here! but i will come back. one day, i will. i promised the trevi fountain after all ;) :)
see you next post
ciao!  <3 <3