By Arpan Nambiar

During my christmas vacation, I travelled Italy and the United Kingdom. In U.K., my dad and I travelled to Scotland to visit my uncle. After that, we went to Rome and visited the Basilica Church, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum. During a guided tour throughout the Colosseum, I learned a little bit about the history of the Colosseum. However, I learned a lot more about the Colosseum by buying a book about Ancient Rome.


We went to Vatican City the next day. After visiting a museum in Vatican, we moseyed on over to Florence, which is known as Firenze in Italian. After arriving at Florence, we dropped by at Pisa and took a look at  the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then we traveled back to Florence. After that, we swung by Venice.


I was amazed by the fact that there were only boats in Venice. No cars or trucks. In Venice, we went on a gondola ride. Two days later, we went back to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. In Edinburgh, we toured Edinburgh museum. It had some pretty cool stuff, such as a late sheep that had gotten cloned (Dolly), and a game where you could create and customize your own Formula One car. About a day later, we went to London.

I loved London! It was the best. We noticed the interior of Madame Tussauds, which is a wax museum that houses statues of famous personalities there, including film actors, superheroes, and Star Wars characters! There are Madame Tussauds museums active in New York and D.C. as well.  After that, we walked round the Tower of London, rode the London Eye, and saw the Big Ben.

After spending a few days in London, we went back to Scotland, to spend a few days in my Uncle’s place before coming back home, to my beloved United States.



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