Also, I bought an awesome hat:
Nima and I on the Rialto bridge -
Wandering around Venice:
Amazing gelato in a cafe.
30 seconds later -
Nima's favorite statue in Rome:
hanging out in the Borghese villa gardens:
Explaining to Andreas how I hate the blood rushing to my fingers when I walk for hours.
Loving the cypress trees in the park:
Photographic wizadry -
I don't think anyone else has ever, ever done this with a headless statue. Never.
Except this was super high and slightly scary. and mildly dangerous and probably illegal.
Later we bought some wine and sat by the Trevi Fountain, along with every other tourist in the city apparently.
After the wine, Nima was extremely excited to see the Pantheon.
Ecstatic to be in Rome!
The infamous bridge...
Inside St. Peter's Basilica
Walking on the street in front of St. Peter's -
Is it real?!?! The shadows look so legit, but the edges are blurry!!
Matthias is Swedish, working in Munich, and Andreas is British, working in Venice. Both were in the same fraternity as Nima at MIT.