Just arrived in Rome. Has been a hell 36 hours.
On flight over was next to a young italian woman which would normally be nice, but she was seatmate from hell. Think very very demanding (always going to bathroom just after meals are served) including asking that I turn off *my* reading light so she could sleep. I was too polite to refuse, but I am chronically unable to sleep on planes and also that there was basically no inflight entertainment, so I spent over eight hours lying in my seat unable to read or sleep or do anything. Not at all fun.
Rome is cold, over-cast and wet. Hopefully will clear up later. The hotel room is the smallest one I have ever seen in my life. And not a single TV channel is in English. God I would die of boredom if it were not for having lots of work to get through on my laptop.