I have returned!
My trip to Rome was wonderful, and however tired I am right now, I still want to let you know how it was on the day of my return. (I had to go through over 600 deviations, that's why I didn't post it any earlier, oops.)
I can't tell you about everything we visited, that would simply be waaaay too much, but I can tell you about the highlights (in my opinion).
First, we went there by airplane. We flew over the Alps and wow, that was breathtaking! I had never seen mountains that big before, especially not from above. Being above the clouds was like a dream too.
When we arrived in the hotel, we soon noticed it... wasn't that luxurious. In other words: not at all. There was mould in our tiny stinky bathroom and there was hardly enough space to put our suitcases down, so I was happy to visit the Trevi fountain that evening. Woaah, now we had made a maquette of this fountain during the preparations for this trip, but seeing the real thing was very impressive.
After a cold night in our hotel because we didn't know where the blankets were (breakfast was actually quite good), we visited the Vatican museum. I quickly noticed that our teachers, who were also our guides, didn't share my interests. Luckily I still managed to take a few pictures of sculpted and painted animals, compasses and globes (even some for constellations!).
We also climbed the Saint Peter church that same day. We had a wonderful view of Rome from up there!
The nights afterward were much more comfortable because we had found the blankets, yay! I actually slept quite well.
The next day we visited the Colosseum. Of course my camera decided to have its battery run flat, so I just made some sketches of the place and took some bad-quality pictures with my phone.
Then, on Thursday, we visited the Villa Borghese. Our group had to split up there, so instead of the teacher that was usually talking (he has studied art history, I believe), we got one of the other teachers that I personally like more. He didn't know that much about the statues and paintings, but the things he did know were interesting, and he managed to make our tour of the 'Galleria Borghese' much more personal, which was amazing.
That afternoon near the Villa, we got an assignment: we had to draw what we thought was the best thing in Rome we had seen so far. I drew a gryphon that I had seen in the Vatican museum (it was on a map, pulling forth some kind of... errrrr...) and the compass card that was on that same map. I got quite some compliments, which was, of course, very nice.
The next day started with a LOT of rain, that unfortunately leaked through the ceiling and windows in the bus that drove us to Pompeï. Sadly it was still raining cats and dogs there, so I couldn't really enjoy it. Luckily the skies cleared when we went to Herculaneum that same day. Herculaneum was much more well preserved than Pompeï and the weather was wonderful, so that still made it a great day.
That evening we all went to the boys' room in the hotel to play a game called 'werewolves' there, which was a lot of fun. I believe this is around the age where boys start acting and thinking 'normally', not like the childish idiots I had always known as a kid. Really, I think I made some new friends.
The final day we had a lot of free time. I managed to buy a mechanical watch with moving gears. It's so amazing, I can't stop staring at it!
The flight home during the night was amazing too. All the cities far below looked like areas of light, connected by glowing threads known as roads.
Well, that's it. I'm truly tired, so I'll go to sleep now. You are free to ask me questions about my trip to Rome, or any other questions you'd like to ask. Bye~ ^^