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1ClassyLady 68F
3120 posts
11/27/2018 12:52 pm
The last day with first group in Ostia city

Oct 28, 2018 is the last day with Group one. The bus took us to the village of Bomarzo, home to a Renaissance-era garden also known as "Parco dei Mostri", or Park of the Monsters. Begun in 1552, the garden features a series of bizarre and fascinating stone sculptures meant to shock, including a giant screaming face. We enjoyed lunch at a local restaurant.

It was a raining day, sometimes, even raining hard when we were in bus. But when we arrived at the lunch restaurant, it stopped raining. When we were eating lunch, it raining a little bit.

Photo 1: Last lunch with Group one (15 persons and one trip leader)

Photo 2: Last lunch with Group 1.

The bus continued to take us to Ostia city, a beach area. During the driving, it rained "cats and dogs" on the way to Ostia. We checked-in a hotel in Ostia beach. The wind blow very hard but rain stopped. I went to an ATM machine to get EURO , prepare for tip money to trip leader.

Photo 3: Farewell dinner with the trip leader #1. He is an Italian, a gay (his boyfriend is a Canadian), an atheist. This trip is his 4th time, so he is an immature trip leader. His English is the worst among 3 trip leaders.

This farewell dinner is the first seafood I've had since Oct 15. Full of "mussel" on the plate.

I felt almost no meat in the first group trip. Every meal, served bread with olive oil, then come with salad with vinegar, then pasta with tomato sauce. I desire to have meat, but seldom had meat.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
11/27/2018 3:32 pm

My first group trip is Tuscany and Umbria from Oct 15 to Oct 28. I slept alone in hotel room (No roommate).

My 2nd group trip is Rome for 4 days from Oct 29 to Nov 1st, 2018. I slept alone in hotel room (No roommate).

So far, I just told you the Group #1 trip. The next blog will be Rome (Group #2) for 4 days.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
11/27/2018 1:11 pm

We gave the trip leader #1 tip money in an envelope after the "Farewell Dinner" and said Goodbye to him with a hug. From Oct 15 to Oct 28, 2018.

On Oct 29, 2018 morning, the bus took us to Rome. It was raining very hard during driving to Rome, Italy. Those group #1 went to Rome International airport and fly back to USA. I have been taken to a hotel in Rome waiting 2nd group to come.

Honesty is the best policy.