So we decided that it would be fun to hop on a plane, ride 4 hours to Atlanta, have a 2 hour layover, hop on another plane ride 10 hours to Rome and spend about 10 days there. We were right, it was fun, but it was also hard on the system. So I’m going to show you a few pictures and give you some of our helpful hints when traveling abroad. But for now, let's see how it all began...
After landing at approximately 7am we went through what the Italians refer to as “Customs”. Be advised it is incredibly easy. We didn’t check any baggage and frankly it was a walk in the park. We showed the bored passport woman our U.S. Passports, she didn’t stamp them and merely shooed us away. Then we went down a hallway which split, one side said “Customs- Declarations” and the other side said “Nothing to Declare”. We went down the “Nothing to Declare” hall and that was it. Nothing, no one working, no security. Just walks you out to transportation. WOW, that was fast. We had arranged transport to our hotel from the airport, so that was a breeze. By the way Rome’s DaVinci airport is about 30 minutes away from the center of Rome, so be advised your car fare should be about €50-60.
So there we were about 7:30am and already at our hotel. We asked the conciegre if we could check in early, but 7:30 is very early regardless of what country you’re in. They did tell us we could check in at Noon, we were relieved, but still had to distract ourselves for about 3 and a half hours… so we wandered down the street.
Up next: how we killed 3 hours or what you talkin’ about Jet-Lag?
What adventures did you face on your honeymoon? Any good suggestions for killing time in a foreign country?