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jojoyd On the road again. No panniers, no company.#post #fritaly #tour 7d

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claireaowallace How to you get 6 bikes and 12 paniers on the underground #Teamwork #Fritaly #londonunderground 1w

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estherdearfriend We are so 'those' people. Very thankful for an empty train and ninja-like efficiency changing trains #vscocam #fritaly #londonunderground #districtline #flyingwithbikes 1w
  •   sammidodgers Blinkin' heck! How on earth did you manage that. Welcome back though x 1w
  •   jojoyd Madskills. 1w
  •   estherdearfriend @sammidodgers I'm not totally sure, thank God for off peak! Thanks :) let's hang out! X 1w
  •   sammidodgers Even still! Some pretty impressive ninja skills, for sure and yes, a hang-out is overdue but it'll have to be mid/late September. Got family descending on me next week and wedding madness the following one. Free the week of 15th onwards xx 1w
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estherdearfriend We have arrived at our final destination, Milano! This week has been so full of hilarity, challenges and friendship. I can't wait to share all the stories of our experiences and encounters but for now here is a photo of us on our last break of the tour #Fritaly #cycletouring 2w

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jojoyd Bike cuddles round a tree in Nice.
#fritaly #cycling #ontour
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lukefritz Something that is truly great about visiting Rome is all of the places you didn't even know were coming as you are on walks, like a quiet church off a side street, a palm tree in the median, or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland)/Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was quite a day (nine posts is probably right up there as a record for me). Rome has an incredible amount of sights to see. Now relaxing for the night at the Rome Airport Hilton, for a 6:30 AM flight to Brussels and the main point of the entire trip: to see Bethany and fly home together. I can't wait! #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon

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lukefritz A one minute walk later, to end up at Gelateria La Romana for dessert, which is the consensus #1 ranked ice cream/gelato place in Rome, according to Trip Advisor. Again, line out the door, cash only, zero English on the menu. I chose a small cone of strawberry and banana, with a bit of dark hazelnut chocolate syrup dripped inside first. Divine. Also, 2 euros. So great. #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon

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lukefritz I am a huge fan of pizza, so naturally, I had to check out the consensus #1 spot in Rome, according to TripAdvisor. Let's put it this way: you know a place is good when there is a line out the door, there are only spots to stand and eat inside, it's cash only, closes at 4:00 every day, every option is a personal pizza baked in front of you, and there isn't a single thing on the menu in English. Delicious. #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon
  •   bluphoria Es good, no? 1mon
  •   lukefritz @bluphoria - I think I walked close to that place today! Haha. Yes, this was amazing. If only TripAdvisor existed in 2001! 1mon

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lukefritz The Spanish Steps, named because they link the Spanish embassy (above) to Palazzo Monaldeschi. 135 steps, made famous in America by the movie "Roman Holiday" in 1953, featuring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon

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lukefritz The view from St. Peter's Square, looking at St. Peter's Basilica, which is the largest church in the world and traditionally seen as the center of the Catholic church. This is where the apostle Peter (the first Pope) is likely buried. History is so awesome. #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon

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lukefritz Going to take a chance and guess that I'm not going to hell for taking a picture of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, even though it is prohibited. One of the most famous works of art in the world, painted by Michelangelo. This room is where new Popes are elected. Cool to walk into to a different country today - Vatican City! #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia #vatican #sistinechapel 1mon
  •   khushaliroy OMG!!!!! Definitely not allowed.... I can't believe you got to see the Sistine chapel!!!!!!!!! P 1mon

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lukefritz Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs). Reputed under Catholic tradition to be the actual stairs Jesus Christ walked up to see Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem, on his way to the trial that led to the crucifixion. Allegedly brought to Rome in the fourth century, pilgrims now climb on their knees, pausing to pray on every one of the 28 steps. #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon

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lukefritz The Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, which is the official church of the Pope. Built in 324 AD, it has the distinction of being one of the oldest churches in the world. #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon

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lukefritz The Colosseum in Rome. *cue Gladiator soundtrack, as played by the University of Oregon Marching Band* #italuke #fritaly #colosseum #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon

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lukefritz So thankful for dual citizenship - especially having a European Union passport on me while traveling! Just bypassed about an hour long line for customs at the airport. No customs stamp, but my US passport is nearly full anyway, and the fast pass was totally worth it. Hello again, Rome! Thanks for being British, mom! :-) #italuke #fritaly 1mon

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gabbycaylen Take me back #fritaly 1mon

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lukefritz Scenes from walking around during a 10 hour layover in Rome. What a vibrant city. I'll be back for two nights later in the week. Now on to Athens! So exhausted. Definitely ready to hit the hotel bed and not move for a while! #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon

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lukefritz I wasn't all that hungry (I mean, you have no idea how much food they keep shoving at you in Business Class), but I did need to use the restroom and take out my contacts, so I took the advice Courtney Nguyen (tennis writer for Sports Illustrated) gave me on Twitter and went here. Delightful! #italuke #fritaly #rome #roma #italy #italia 1mon

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