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Day 1 and 2: Honolulu (HNL) to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO)

Day 1 and 2: Honolulu (HNL) to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO)
  • On August 6, 2011

Alarm clock set for 3:30am with an early flight from HNL to LAX at 6:45am

Layover at Tom Bradley International to stretch our legs, grab some grindz and rest before the long leg of the trip.

Await the Lufthansa flight from LAX to MUC (Munich)

Movies and music to pass the time… yay iTunes and Netflix!

Arrival from LAX to MUC (Munich)… here’s today’s headlines!

A Smoking Zone at the Munich (MUC) Airport. I already miss the anti-smoking campaigns in America. Oh, my lungs… hello allergies!

You know you’ve got to be in Germany… the Munich Airport shop makes me go cuckoo for Cuckoo Clocks

Directly exiting Munich Airport, you’ll find shopping and restaurants. Here’s Smokey Joe’s where I get my first taste of real German food.

Smokey Joe’s – Curry Wurst

MUC (Munich) to FCO (Rome Fiumicino Airport aka Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport) to the Train Station

Stazione Termini

Graffiti On A Rome Train — sometimes to the extent it is difficult to see out the windows for your stop.

Exiting Stazione Termini at 10:30pm the graffiti continues to the streets. Here’s one street view:

Another 10:30pm Streetview – laundry hanging on a clothesline in Rome

Stazione Termini to Hotel Artemide is only a 10 minute walk if you know your direct walking route. A bit challenging with cobblestone roads and narrow sidewalks to share with other pedestrians.

Hotel Artemide – 4 star hotel located in the centre of Rome within easy reach of main tourist attractions… according to TripAdvisor with 1,340 reviews… travelers rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Coffee, tea, cookies, crackers, wafer snacks — complimentary and restocked daily at Hotel Artemide… thumbs up!

Orange Fanta, Nastro Azzurro Birra Originale, pear juice and water — complimentary and restocked daily at Hotel Artemide. Thumbs up!

Hotel Artemide – shower or bath… you’re welcomed with bath salts. This hotel is AWESOME!

Hotel Artemide – bath robes and slippers just whisper — relax already! Time to unpack and get some shut eye.


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