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Rome, Italy: Graffiti and Cats at the Colosseum PDF Print E-mail

The 2,000-year-old scrawls on the walls don’t say winning gladiator Lanceus Armstreus used performance enhancing nectar of the gods. However, they do reveal new clues to what fans of the famous sports stadium wrote all those centuries ago.

Recent restoration efforts at the Colosseum have resulted in uncovering of First Century tunnels that haven’t been seen in at least 60 years. Workers found the walls scrawled with explicit graffiti and writings dating all the way back from the earliest years. Some of the graphic artwork would make the scrawls on modern bathroom walls look tame in comparison.

Another interesting feature of the Colosseum is that it’s a traditional feral cat sanctuary. Of the estimated 300,000 stray cats roaming the streets of Rome, at least several hundred make their permanent home in the Colosseum. City volunteers care for the feeding and health of the stadium’s thriving cat colony.

About visiting hours, tours, fees and other information, go to the-colosseum.net/idx-en.htm

Shanghai, China: Hotel Pool In The Sky PDF Print E-mail

If you plan to be in this sparkling, modern city any time soon, drop in on the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao. If you’re brave enough, take a dip in the pool on the 24th floor.

It has a clear glass bottom, and some of the pool construction extends out over the street and traffic far, far below. When swimming in it, you may feel you’re floating free from all care way up in the sky. For more information, go to holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/shanghai/shgpd/hoteldetail

How To Turn Red Eye Noise Into Peaceful Snoozing PDF Print E-mail

Q: I fly frequently on business, and because most of my meetings happen before noon, red eye is how I go. I can snooze on the flight, and don’t have to pay out $300 for a hotel room I’d only use for a couple of hours. I can then get a same-evening flight home.

My problem on red eye flights is that too often my seatmates or nearby passengers have young kids with them. Of course, the parents have the right to fly at any time, but it seems the kids always cry, jump and make noise while other passengers are trying to sleep.

Worse, whenever I ask the parents to keep the kids quiet, I get lame apologies or or anger. My question is: Should airlines ban small children from red eye flights?

Tom J., Los Angeles CA

London: Dine & Listen in Creepy Church Crypt PDF Print E-mail

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church next to Trafalgar Square in England’s capital city is a great place to visit. The quiet atmosphere can provide moments of contemplation, and the artifacts and architecture in the 17th Century structure are impressive.

For centuries, deceased parishioners have been laid to rest in the crypt below the church floor. However, their rest is accompanied these days by the sounds of music and people enjoying healthy meals in the Cafe in the Crypt.

The bustling underground restaurant is busy every day, starting off with prayers, then breakfast and lunch. This is followed by dinners accompanied by live performers of music ranging from jazz to hymnal. Each day ends with another prayer.

The Cafe in the Crypt serves typical English fare, including fish and chips every Friday and Sunday roast beef dinners. For more information, go to stmartin-in-the-fields.org


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