Rafael 的羅馬假期 - 序章 Rafael’s Roma Vacation - Prologue




Rafael’s Roma Vacation


Prologue


二〇一〇年的二月十日至十八日,我到了羅馬。這確是一個我夢寐以求前往的地方。

我是如此幸運,因為在羅馬我看到了下雪,這是我第一次看到它和觸及它。
我本來應該在新西蘭的Queenstown和北京看到下雪,但我從來沒有。
所以,現在我知道雪如何從天上掉下來,這是令人驚喜的,
看到所有的人高興地在雪地裡玩。

在這次旅行中,我們看到了在羅馬所有重要的景點; 如西班牙石階Spanish Steps,
Trevi噴泉許願池,古羅馬圓形大競技場Colosseum,聖瑪麗亞大教堂,
聖彼得大教堂,梵蒂岡博物館和許多其他地方,
我會在末來幾篇的博客介紹,當然會有圖片。

此外,有一件事我沒想到的,在許多著名的景點如噴泉許願池,
古羅馬圓形大競技場Colosseum和梵蒂岡博物館,這些地方是那麼多遊人混在一起和
無組織的混亂,似乎發生的原因是人不排隊和推推搡搡,在排隊等人被攪得混亂。
這在不同的地方購票時都造成問題,尤其是古羅馬圓形大競技場Colosseum。

吃在羅馬是個驚喜,雖然一些食物較重口味,有一些真的令我欣賞,
如我在酒店吃早餐時吃的巧克力蛋糕,還有在酒店附近的傳統的意大利餐館。
我會在之後再談談這些美食的。

最後,在羅馬購物沒有令我留下深刻印象。它沒在巴塞羅那一樣有給我滿意的購物感受。
昂貴的衣服和許多商店的服務像是不存在的。店員都在聊天,服務員只是坐在桌子。
我可以說,一般而言,羅馬人非常友好,特別是餐館的侍應。
對我來說飲食有一個非常愉快的經歷,這是遠遠超過購物的享受。


From the 10th to the 18th of February 2010, I went to Rome.
It is one of the places that I have dreamed about travelling to.

I was so lucky because I saw snow in Rome and it was the first time I had seen it and touched it.
I was supposed to have seen snow in Queenstown, New Zealand and Beijing but I never did.
So, I now know how the snow falls from the sky and it was amazing to see all the people,
happily playing in the snow.

During this trip, we saw all the important places in Rome; the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain,
the Colosseum, the Santa Maria Basilica, Saint Peters Basilica, the Vatican Museums and many
 other places that I will introduce in upcoming posts in my blog and of course with pictures.

Also, one thing that I didn’t expect at the many famous sights like Trevi Fountain,
the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, were the hoards of people visiting these places
and the unorganized chaos that seemed to occur because people were pushing and shoving,
 people not lining up in queues and others just been disorderly.
This caused problems when buying tickets to different venues, especially the Colosseum.

Eating in Rome was a surprise even although some of foods were heavy, others really impressed me,
 like the chocolate cake I ate for breakfast in the hotel, and eating in the traditional Italian restaurants
 around our hotel. I will talk more about this later.

Finally, I wasn’t impressed with shopping in Rome. It didn’t give me the same satisfaction like
shopping in Barcelona did. The clothes were expensive and the service was non-existent in many stores.
 The shop attendants just sat chatting with each other or just sitting at tables.
I can say that generally, the people of Rome are very friendly, especially the maitre des’ in the restaurants.
 Eating there was a very enjoyable experience for me and it was far more exciting than shopping.



[ pix. 1 & 2 ]

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore & Fontana di Trevi (Fountain)


[ pic. 3 ]

Piazza del Campidogilo


[ pic. 4 ]

Architecture around Arco di Tito


[ pic. 5 ]

Piazza di San Pietro (Plaza of Saint Peter)


[ pix. 6 & 7 ]

Via del Corso & Piazza Della Rotonda (Pantheon)


[ pic. 8 ]

Snow in Piazza della Repubblica


[ pix. 9 & 10 ]

Piazza della Repubblica & Colosseo (Colosseum)


[ pix. 11 & 12 ]

Beautiful statues in Ponte Sant' Angelo


[ pix. 13 & 14 ]

Eating in Rome


[ pix. 15 & 16 ]

Eating in Rome


[  pix. 17 & 18 ]

Napoli 那波里


[ pix. 19 & 20 ]

Pompeii 龐貝古城






35 comments:

  1. I wish to visit Italy one day too :o)

    I recognise some of the buildings from my visit to Las Vegas. THose buildings are replica but they sure do look a lot alike to the originals.

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  2. Thanks Ai Shiang, hope your dream comes true soon,
    I think Las Vegas and New York are lovely travel places...
    hope I can visit there one day too! ^.^

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  3. Anonymous21/2/10 15:46

    Nice pictures, I like them very much. Did you take them all? You are very talented...

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  4. Thank you very much, all pictures in this blog were taken by me...
    and my portrait were taken by my friends...

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  5. Wao..finally you updated your blog...hehe! Must be busy ya...Amazing photos taken in ROME...how I wish I can travel there >.<

    Gong Xi Fatt Cai to you ya :)

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  6. wow)))))真令人羨慕! d 相好靚靚!

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  7. 雨中的你果張好正

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  8. Thanks uLi, Gong Xi Fat Cai! ^.^
    Hope you can visit Rome soon,
    just came back from Rome and settled...
    took 3,000 pictures, over 40G because I use RAW...
    I will share all of them later! ^.^

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  9. 我都好想去一次羅馬 :P
    落雪咪會好凍囉-0- 依家對凍依個字已經有恐懼haha
    好靚啊 羅馬 :)

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  10. 多謝叻叻欣賞! 其實我都等左好多年至去到羅馬, 可說夢想成真! ^.^
    其實我拿雨傘的一張是落緊大雪的, 不過有一些相太大雪,
    連我個樣都遮了... 之後會有更多落雪既相會分享! ^.^

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  11. Thanks Kay, 羅馬相信係人生必到的一個地方!
    我在中學時已經好想到羅馬, 到現在才有機會...
    我的名字Rafael都係取自文藝復興三傑之一,
    今次當然看到他們的藝術作品, 很有滿足感!
    看到落雪時可能太興奮, 都忘記了凍, 哈哈! ^.^
    其實我覺得港澳更加凍, 因為在羅馬時晚上酒店都有暖氣,
    但昨晚真係有點凍到睡不著... @_@

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  12. How beautiful place I want to go for a long time. hope my dream come true.
    Thanks for your sharing.

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  13. Beautiful images and beautiful place! I love Italy. I have been to Venice and Florence, not Rome yet. Thanks for letting me see Rome on your post. I love the food in Italy, especially their seafood dishes. Look forward to seeing more of your posts for Rome!

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  14. To maymay,
    Hope your dream come true soon,
    I will share more photos later...
    hope you like them! ^.^

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  15. To micki,
    Thanks, I'm looking forward to visit Florence and Venice,
    Italy is so beautiful... I also like their foods,
    I took many photos in Rome and will share them later! ^.^

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  16. 我來拜年呀,恭喜發財,萬事如意~
    影得有味道呀~
    下雪打傘的你很好feel呀~

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  17. Thanks, 我都祝魚仔心想事成, 龍馬精神! ^.^
    已經加緊揀相和寫BLOG, 希望保持2至3日出一個新POST,
    希望大家會喜歡這次我的羅馬之旅! ^.^

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  18. 睇到你d靚相又好想去la....黑白+彩色都咁靚.黑色好有feel.^u^
    落雨,雨雪,太陽,一次旅行有咁多吾同ge天氣都吾錯喎!!
    我覺得你撐住把傘個張真係吾錯ar.今次用左幾多錢ar?

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  19. 多謝咪咪欣賞, 2月份既羅馬天氣真係幾得意,
    落完雨估唔到仲落埋雪, 最開心見到雨後陽光,
    真係一次過滿足哂3個願望... @_@
    今次都係用左2萬蚊左右, 最貴係食同車費,
    不過今次冇咩點買野, 而且比Barcelona留少5日,
    所以羅馬係比較貴的...

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  20. hey there.. welcome back! so u spent ur CNY in Rome. surprised that there are so many tourists during this time coz i thought it would be pretty cold there still in winter. The sky looks pretty clear. I see u visited other places around Rome to. I went to Naples and Pompeii too - but didn't get to visit Rome. Would like to one day.. along with Florence and Venice.

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  21. 好開心呀, 去羅馬!

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  22. 又可以大開眼界了!

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  23. To lechua,
    Yes, I'm back! It's really cold in Rome,
    really have loads of tourist that I didn’t expect too,
    I think need to visit Italy more than one times...
    Rome is so typical, I also want to go Florence and Vencie! ^.^

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  24. To San,
    係呀! 羅馬真係最想去的旅遊目的地, 今次拍了好多照片,
    希望可以慢慢跟大家分享! 多謝San哥哥支持! ^.^

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  25. 師兄嘅魚眼教堂作品真係好正呀, 魚眼越用越精彩, 勁呀!!
    厲害厲害!!

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  26. 多謝基司欣賞, 都係向你偷師既成果, 你更加厲害啦! ^.^

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  27. 嘈媽媽5/3/10 19:28

    能夠拎住心愛0既相機盡情去旅遊影靚相.....確實係一件人生樂事......你0既配樂好好聽呀....

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  28. 多謝嘈媽媽來睇Blog, 每次見到Yahoo blog友來留言都好開心,
    好似見番認識好耐既朋友咁! ^.^

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  29. Anonymous22/3/10 15:00

    可能你出入都唔係搭公車啦;我同外甥零七年去過,由佛羅倫斯到羅馬,三日內碰到兩次扒手!除o左呢兩件事,整個歐洲,尤其是尾站羅馬,真係精華所在!

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  30. 唔知點解要逼我用Anoinymous? this is Norton

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  31. 多謝Norton來睇blog和留言! ^.^
    你第2個留言已經登入了, 成功左! 其實唔係好難, 用用下就慣!
    我都聽同事講在公車上比人扒左架細相機... 所以我特別小心,
    我都有坐羅馬的地鐵和TOUR BUS, 但好多地點都係步行,
    羅馬真係好精彩, 小心D就冇事! ^.^

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  32. MadeleineIP9/4/10 19:55

    Having browsed your blog and all the gorgeous photos...i read your profile and realised that you r from Macau too. Anyway, i like your photos so much, they're brilliant! I should learn from YOU.

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  33. Hi MadeleineIP! Thank you so much for appreciation, nice to meet you! ^.^

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  34. I found the pic#8, the one you were in the snow is the perfect in the prologue. Perfect!

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  35. Thanks ahson, I also like the pic #8 very much too! ^.^

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