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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Third day in Rome. I am travelling with Audun Soerbotten and his buddy Bernt Natvig. Everything has been super so far. Nice weather, service, food, wine, ice cream (!) and coffee. The weather is also good, not too hot. We've already seen most of the must-see sites like the sistine chapel, colosseum, forum romanum etc. Yesterday was maybe a bit too hectic - we wanted to see too much and ended up tired, thirsty and with sore feet, but still smiling because of the experiences.

Espresso is to be found everywhere. Every cafe, news stand, restaurant and so on serves it, and serves it quickly and with pride. Single shots is the norm, extracted to about an ounce, most of them a bit overextracted but with nice crema and aroma. Tazza d'Oro and St. Eustachio were good, but I think they are overrated. Best shot so far was in a small bar at the Termini station that we got when we arrived here. I think the cappuccini are better overall. The first day we just went into a random bar on our way to the Vatican, and got three cappuccini with perfectly frothed milk for 0,80 euro each. We were smiling.

We'll take an early train on friday to Trieste and spend the weekend there while the competition is held. I'll report back when we get there.

6/16/2004 05:44:00 PM  

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