Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lead in the water

A little bit of anything is ok. Usually a moderate amount is alright, but there's always a point where there's too much.

We did the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Capitoline today. We woke up at 8:00 am to get up and get ready and hopefully beat the lines for the Colosseum. We had to pay for the Bed and Breakfast today which I was in charge of. With the Euro exchange rates I'm about 500 dollars down from where I thought I was going to be. That in mind I went to the grocery store and am living off cereal and milk.

It was a fantastic day going and seeing everything. I think we lost a bit of its meaning because we couldn't afford a tour guide, so even though we saw everything we didn't learn anything about it. We walked almost the entire city and are and saw a bunch of different cites including the Trevi fountain and the Piazza di Venezia. It was so hot, I continually applied sunscreen and still have tan lines from my shirt.

I am hoping it takes a lot of lead to get lead poisoning because the water is super expensive and I will not pay for it. So I have been drinking tap water, ever though I hear the pipes it comes from may be very old...I'm only here a few days, so I hope it will not build up.

I wish I could call home and talk just for a little while. I also wish I had some alone time. It's impossible here when we all live in the same room.

1 comment:

  1. You'll be fine drinking tap water... just make sure you let it run a little bit before you fill the water into a bottle or something. That way, a lot of the lead will be gone.

    I hear you on your alone time and your wish to call home- I know how that feels!! :)