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Seeing icons like the Coliseum used as a traffic circle is disconcerting to the first time visitor, but Rome, like Paris, New York, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and the like should rank right up there with visiting the Pyramids, Matchu Pichu, Angkor Wat and other bucket list items. But, ce’est la vie, it’s off to the Manneken Pis.

The Coliseum was the first place I ever got the feeling that I was walking into history. I could almost hear the cheering of the spectators and the roar of the lions. I first went there in 1970 and it had a profound affect on me. The Pyramids were even more incredible and I strongly advise anyone going to Cairo to go to the Sphynx show in the evening.

There are quite a few places in the world where you can feel that spirit of history and there's nothing quite like it.

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