The result was an astounding favorite towards Rome. We could not believe it. We expected Orlando or London.
Though I did not join the college tour to Rome, I gathered plenty of information from the tour party. They visited Rome, London, Dublin and Prague. They somehow did not plan to go to the U.S.
Using my knowledge about ancient Rome, I told my friends to visit first the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire that was said to have accommodated 50,000 spectators who watched the gladiatorial combat.
They have stayed in a couple of hotels in Rome that were in close proximity to the sight seeing places.
Their next stop was Prague, the sixth most visited European city. The tour party was fascinated by the magnificent architecture in Prague. The food in Prague was not liked by many but there were plenty of low budget hotels in Prague and they stayed in Hotel Denisa Prague at the City Center. The people of Prague were a lot silent and friendly.
My friends brought magnificent photos of The Church of St. Nicolas and St. Vitus Cathedral.
Ireland was their last destination and naturally they landed in Dublin. They had booked in advance at Marina House Dublin as it was located in a quiet seaside town called Dun Laoghaire. It seemed most of the hotels in Dublin were housed in old buildings.
They were all spell bound by the Dublin Castle that was originally built as a defensive fortification for the Norman city of Dublin, it later evolved into a royal residence, resided in by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland or Viceroy of Ireland, the representative of the monarch.
Listening to their stories of joy, I shared their happiness and even now cherish the memories.