A lot went wrong in our first post from disgusting accommodation to trains that seemed to go nowhere and an attempt at driving stick which was a failed exercise in patience and restraint. We continue our mishaps of travel here and we couldn’t start anywhere else than Rome!
A continuation of our mishaps in travel….
Getting Ripped Off in Rome
This one is less a mishap in travel but an inevitable. I love Rome but I also hate Rome. I had never had the aforementioned panic attacks until I lived in Rome. And when we left in September 2012 I vowed I wasn’t going back. And then six months later I missed it. So when we planned our grand European return we knew Rome had to be included.
So we found away to fit it in. We flew from Athens to Rome through Ciampino Airport. We arrived and I was determined not to be ripped off. We hopped into a taxi, discussed how much it should cost and then we took off.
We were going the right way for about ten minutes when all of a sudden we were on the ring road. The ring road where they can bump the tariff up to 4, which will cost you the most. This is where things went downhill. I started to argue in what little Italian I remembered. (NO, I am not fluent in Italian) and was rebuffed.
Next time I am driving myself… even if I can’t drive stick…....