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13 July 2010

Hot Days Tourists' Sufferings

Do you like to travel when the temperature is so high? I really don't. The news in TV show every day crowds of tourists in the streets of Rome and other big touristic centers of Italy. They walk, covered with umbrellas, drink water from the bottles and bath themselves in different kinds of pools and fountains. I do not understand these mad persons. I would never go out under the sun when it's rays are so terrible.

Well, it depends from the time when they can take their vacation. And maybe they have not other possibility to visit these places in an other period. But it's suicide.

I remember, we had to accompany my mother-in-law in Rome in August. It was terribly hot but we decided to rest there for one day and to visit Vatican. I had shorts and a vest top on and did not know it's forbidden to enter the S. Peter's basilica if not completely covered. But I do not stand hot and felt really bad that day. I had giddiness and very law blood pressure. But I wanted to visit basilica so much! Who knows, when I'll have this possibility next time, I thought... In fact, I was not there more.

castel Sant'Angelo
«castel Sant'Angelo» на Яндекс.Фотках

(If you have to visit basilica, you have to cross this bridge and turn left, as I did. The basilica is about 500 meters from here)

So, as said, I went to the basilica alown: my husband remained to wait near the car because we did not know the city and did not know where to park it, the car, for a moment. No, if you think to visit a big city, it's better to take pubblic transport. You save not only money but many troubles too.

I felt too bad near one of the shops not far from basilica and fall down on it's stairs. The girls in the shop have seen me and gave me water with sugar. It happens very often here, they said. Imagine, they had that water just ready in the shop for those mad like me. I thought about those completely covered persons intended to visit the basilica and about Swiss guards weared with lounge suits. My husband laughs till today when we remember how those bad guards did not allow me to enter in basilica but I just told you that story.

From that time I think twice if I have to visit something in hot summer months. It's better to choose an other direction for the vacation, I think.

5 comments:

  1. i heard EU ctry can be super hot in summer, rome especially

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  2. Yes, the last years are too hot in all Europe. And they say this week will beat all records. Terrible.

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  3. I prefer to travel during hot seasons rather than cold or rainy. I cannot go anywhere when it's raining.

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  4. I will agree to Torquay. Having a vacation in a hot season is the best way to enjoy. You can do so many things when the sun is up high and also you can go anywhere you like.

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  5. Well, it's clear that every person has her preferences. But sunny days in central and north Europe are not the same as sunny days in sud of Italy. I bet you will not enjoy your walking all day in the excavations of Pompei where there is not shadow with more than +40°C. Even Italians tend to hide themselves from this sun.

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