Place 7 – Day 1: Ancona – Quick Stop

Waking at 06:10, we packed the last few items and headed out the door. 

It was raining, so we got to use our bag jackets for the first time! 

We walked to the bus stop, but got there quite early, so decided to pop to McDonald’s for a spot of breakfast. McDonald’s was closed, though. 

We walked back to the bus stop and the earlier bus was coming, so we hopped on the earlier one with the hope of getting to the bus station earlier to grab some breakfast! 

We got to the bus station and bought a cappuccino each and ate chocolate muffins that we had left over from last night as our breakfast. 

We were there quite early, but we walked to where the buses are and found Josh there waiting for us, so we stayed there until the bus arrived and now we’re on it!

Once we arrive in Ancona, we will be heading straight to the ferry and checking in, hopefully getting on and securing the best seats! 

Then, we have a nice 12 hour ferry ride to the next place, where you will receive further updates! 

Put it this way. This is the final ‘Ciao!’ 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 


Place 6 – Day 45: Rome – Last Day! 

Today was our last full day in Rome! 

We woke late, as usual, but had to wait for the cleaner to leave before making breakfast! 

Kim made a big breakfast with eggy bread, fried eggs and sausages. We have a lot of chocolate powder left, so we have been drinking a lot of chocolate milk! 

We went in to Rome again to do some travel administration and then headed back to the apartment for some dinner! 

We had some chicken pasta again, followed by a chocolate muffin! 

Josh is back in Rome after being in Naples, so we are catching up with him tonight as well as some people from the hostel and then we’ll be back to the apartment for some sleep and up early to catch a bus to the bus station, followed by a bus to another location and then finally a boat to our next main location! A lot of traveling tomorrow, but we’re glad to move on! 


– Mr and Mrs Hale 


Place 6 – Day 44: Rome – Walk

Last night, we left the apartment at about 21:30 and walked into town, which takes about an hour or so. 

We went to see someone that works at the hostel we worked at, just for a catch up! 

We stayed there until around 01:30, before taking the 1 hour long walk back to the apartment!

Some other guests were being very loud at 07:00 this morning, so we were awake from then, but then had a bit more sleep before waking around 12:30.

We had breakfast which Kim made, some lovely eggy bread, chocolate milk and coffee! 

After this, we did some walking into town, Kim trying to find a top for when we’re carrying our bags, but did not find any. 

Kim saw a couple of dogs! 

We then went to the supermarket to get dinner and Kim made pasta with minced pork and mushrooms! 

Tomorrow we may go to see our friends at the hostel again, but will make sure we get some sleep as we’re up early to catch a bus! 


Please note: WiFi is iffy, so photos will not upload to the blog! Check the link for Photos to see the photos from our time in Rome! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 


Place 6 – Day 43: Rome – Accommodation #5

We woke at around 9:30am to head out to our last place to stay, with just 3 nights remaining in Rome! 

After checking out of the campsite and having the usual croissant and cappuccino from McDonald’s, we began the walk to the Metro station. Today was much hotter than other days have been, but we packed smart so the bags didn’t seem as heavy and we were wearing comfortable clothing! 

Once we got to the metro, we were on there for about 7 stops and then we had to catch a bus to the other side of Rome for our next apartment. 

After waiting for the bus for 45 minutes and then being squashed into the bus like sardines, it was nice to have a little walk. 

It was only about a 10 minute walk from the bus stop to the apartment, which is very nice!

There are balconies, free coffee, nice kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a double bed in a nice light room! We share the place with 3 other rooms, but it doesn’t seem that anyone else in here at the moment, so we have it all to ourselves! 

Once we got our stuff in and settled, we took a walk to a supermarket (the largest so far!) and bought some food for lunch and dinner. 

We have a lot of pasta left over and it’s effort to carry, so we’re trying to use it up! For lunch, we had a lot of pesto pasta, and for dinner it’ll be chicken with pasta followed by chocolate pudding! 

Curtis had a coffee because it’s free and the plan is to have a coffee on one of the balconies tomorrow morning! 

Later, once we’ve had dinner, we’re going to walk into Rome and see someone from the hostel just to say hi! 

We’ve no plans for tomorrow, but being fairly close to Rome, it doesn’t rule out having a strole there and just walking around. Not long until we leave now! 


– Mr and Mrs Hale 


Place 6 – Day 42: Rome – Packing 

Today was another relax day. We didn’t wake up until 12 ish, and then we just relaxed, watched some TV and then went out to try and find a park to walk around. 

Our attempts at finding the park were poor, as we were unable to locate it. Instead of the park, we found some nice expensive houses, and that was it! 

We went to the supermarket on our way back and bought a rotisserie chicken, salad, bread and crisps and made some nice chicken sandwiches for dinner! There was no McDonald’s breakfast today, so we could spend a little more! 

Tonight consists of packing as we’re moving to another place in Rome for the last 3 nights, before we catch a bus for our next location! 


– Mr and Mrs Hale 


Place 6 –  Day 41: Rome – Booking Again & Chicken

We were planning to head into the centre today, but Josh had stuff to do, so we decided to stay in and book some more things. 

We managed to book some things, but some people declined our requests which was frustrating! 

We booked a flight & some accommodation, so lots of different things done! Productive day! 

We went out for dinner, just some greasy chicken, that’s what we fancied! 

Tomorrow’s plan is about the same plan.. We’re enjoying sleeping a lot, waking up late and just booking more! Booking is making us exciting! 

Sorry that the blog won’t be too interesting for the next few days, but once we move to the next location, it’ll be awesome! 


– Mr and Mrs Hale 


Place 6 – Day 40: Rome – Nothing & Naughty Food

The plan for today was nothing. 

We woke up at some time after 12, which was much needed, we think! 

We had no plans, so looked into some more of the places we needed to book, before heading out to find something for dinner. 

We walked to a further away shop, but beforehand Kim decided that the park was somewhere she wanted to visit! 

We got some hotdogs and hotdog buns and, because we have nowhere to cook, we had cold hotdogs! Very tasty! 

We stayed inside just watching some TV and then headed out to the shop for some ice cream. We found some Tiramasu ice cream for a good price, so got that! 

Along with this, we got some drinks. Kim got a bottle of lemon Pepsi, Curtis got some Guinness because it’s on deal and… It’s Guinness! 

Why not have some cheat days, eh?!


– Mr and Mrs Hale 


Place 6 – Day 39: Rome – Fancy New Place & Meal Out

We moved to our new ‘bungalow’ today, which is much better! It’s warmer, has its own bathroom, nice big warm shower, nicer beds and is just all round better! 

We decided to go out for a nice lunch and dinner. 

With dinner,  burger was dry and bland and the wrap was bland too! We managed to get a refund, though, which was good. Food looked good, though! 

The plan for tomorrow is to go into town and meet with Josh! We’ve been booking a lot of the Europe trip for the last two days too. 


– Mr and Mrs Hale 


Place 6 – Day 38: Rome – Upgrade 

Last night was Cold.

We noticed that the ‘house tent’ is not closed at the bottom, therefore the cold sneaks in and last night it was absolutely freezing! 

Because of this, we were able to wrangle a nice discounted upgrade to a bungalow, which means it’s all enclosed, a bathroom and hopefully it’s warmer! 

We will be moving into that tomorrow. 

We are here until 25th, so we are trying to find somewhere in Rome Centre to stay for the last few nights so we can make our way to Tiburtina bus station for our bus out of Rome! 

We did more laundry today, so that’s up drying. 

Curtis fell over a piece of concrete and managed to graze his hand, which he hasn’t done since he was a child.. 

Within our free Easter eggs, we got some free things, the best being a Toy Story keyring! Curtis was elated with this! 

Breakfast was from McDonald’s (McCafe) as we had no spoons for breakfast, which we now have, but it was good breakfast! 

We’ve seen a few reptiles, too! 


– Mr and Mrs Hale 


Place 6 – Day 37: Rome – Plot Twist! 

Today started as normal, Curtis was working in the morning and Kim in the evening. 

Due to an interesting morning, we decided to leave our jobs and the hostel and go elsewhere. 

The only problem with this is that we had nowhere booked, so had to leave the hostel and, along with Christian and Josh who helped us with our bags, we found a cafe for some wifi. That being said, the woman that worked there hated us for just ordering water! 

Once we obtained wifi, we found the cheapest place to stay, which turned out to be a ‘glamping’ site! 

We are staying in a 3 bed (we have to share with another person, though they aren’t here yet!). The 3 bed is a tent/gazebo! 

It’s a little cosy inside, but this was the cheapest thing available!

There is a pool, though not available for a couple of days, uunfortunately. 

Everything you ever need is here, and it’s slightly out of the centre of Rome! 

We’ve only booked 6 nights, but they have said there is space for the last couple of nights, even though online this was not available. Once we’ve stayed here, we need to make the trip back to Rome to catch our bus for the next place! 

Can’t wait to leave Rome, though. 


– Mr and Mrs Hale