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  • MateraArrived here after roughly a three hour drive from Sorrento. We were met as scheduled by Mario, the son of the apartment owner, who then showed us where to park our car and brought us to our apartment in Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 16, 2015
  • Day 27Early start for a very long day. For once, a tour that didn't involve a big bus - there were 4 of us (tourists) in a mini van; so much more comfortable. It took about an hour and a half Posted by judesbucketlist in Florence 2015 | Nov 5, 2015
  • Paris: The City of Light Gets Everything Right The list of things that are better in Paris is almost infinite. The food is fantastic, the wines are world-class, the clothes are cutting-edge, and the macarons are magnifique. But what you might not know is that all Posted by TraceyG in Escape From New York | Nov 3, 2015
  • Christchurch: the Earthquake that Shook a City We only had two nights in the city which meant that we had just one short day to explore. We had some breakfast and then made the easy walk into the city centre where we were intendin Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Nov 2, 2015
  • The Land of Country Music, Guitarists and Football LoversI don’t know when I fell asleep. The screeching brakes of the car woke me up. My left arm felt numb. I don’t know how long I had held on to the handle right up there on the left side Posted by incommunicado in HOP...SKIP...& BUMP! | Oct 22, 2015
  • Ika-somenIka-somen is a dish that is most famous in Hakodate, Hokkaido. The word somen is referred to a common type of noodles in Japanese cuisine made of wheat flour and Ika means squid. So if transliterated correctly Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 20, 2015
  • One famous little Red mill at the centre of everythingCan you believe it’s only 30 minutes flying time and, for me, just 200 miles from home. Even Manchester is further!! Paris, the French capital and London’s nearest rival for best European city. But did you know that Paris is Posted by david.byne in New Territory | Aug 28, 2015
  • Trinidad, CubaHostal Margaritas, Trinidad Picture postcard cute, Trinidad is an almost fully intact colonial city of about 30,000. It feels a bit like San Cristobal de Las Casas in Mexico, with hills and cobblestone streets. Of course, that was close Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Aug 14, 2015
  • The Beautiful Leh..Part X...Thiksey Monastery or GompaThiksay Gompa or Thiksay Monastery is a gompa (monastery) affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey village, approximately 19 kilometres east of Leh in Ladakh, India. It is noted Posted by anuj1975 in The Beautiful India.... | Aug 7, 2015
  • Abbey church of Saint Peter and Saint PaulThe abbey was founded in 880 by Ste. Richarde, Empress and wife of Charles the Fat, grandson of Charlemagne. There are many stories about her life. Apparently the legend states that, despite being a virtuous wife, over Posted by patsaunder in Let's do it! | Aug 2, 2015
  • Florance So we left Siena heading for Florence, it took about 1.5 hours on the bus. Now for the previous 2 bus rides we had been hearing about this great night out in Florence, how it is a must do. So Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Jul 15, 2015
  • Hot Siena After a lit bit of confusion over where we should be waiting thanks to a not so good Busabout guide, we got the bus and made it Siena. It was just over an hour and a half drive and we Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Jul 11, 2015
  • OrvietoWell we got onto the bus barely awake in Rome to travel to Orvieto. The trip was only a very short one about 2 hours. To get to the centre of Orvieto you have to go up a funicular as Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Jul 8, 2015
  • Rome wasnt built in a daySo for our last full day in Rome we decided to do another walking tour. The reason we did so many tours was that we figured this was the best way to see as much of Rome as possible in Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Jul 8, 2015
  • Vatican CitySo we have gone to Rome while they are having a heat wave. For the first 11 weeks of this trip we have wanted it to be warmer and dry. Now we have stinking hot and we want it a Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Jul 7, 2015
  • When It's Hot...Head to the Cenotes, La Playa y La LagunaAs we arrived in Valladolid it felt as though we were coming into a sauna, especially considering we were coming off the fridge, Mexico calls an air-conditioned bus. It was obvious the heat and humidity was worse here than Posted by chellebelle in Nil Responsibilities 'Til 30 | Jul 1, 2015
  • Ancona“A port town through and through, the main tourist draw of Ancona is leaving Ancona. Embarrassingly lacking in good accommodation, Italy’s largest mid-Adriatic ferry port is trying to develop a tourist infrastructure. Although fairly grimy and tattered ar Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Jun 29, 2015
  • Venice delightsThe first bit of exciting news is that we caught back up with Kim today, she is the Australian girl that we spent a lot of time with in Cesky Krumlov. She is someone that I really hope we keep Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Jun 28, 2015
  • Aarhus Cathedral (Domkirke)Aarhus Domkirke has stood as the dominant structure in the city since the late 12thC, albeit with rebuilding, and changes in style over the centuries. At 93m, it is the longest church in Denmark. It Posted by patsaunder in Let's do it! | Jun 25, 2015
  • Brussels and LondonSo after a few quick days at home, changing clothes and sleeping in our own bed, and driving our real car... we headed off on the next stage of our Spring Break... a train to Brussels. Brussels was gorgeous. We stayed Posted by aboo10 in 2+2 travel | Jun 22, 2015
  • 3 churches in oneOld churches are always a drawcard for me when we travel .. not from a religious, but an historical, perspective. I try to imagine the people, and how they participated in the church, which would Posted by patsaunder in Let's do it! | Jun 22, 2015
  • SalzburgSo we did the archery in Grünau, had Gerhard’s world famous lasagne for lunch and then we headed for Salzburg. Luck for us it is only 2 hours down the road. Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria. Salzburg's "Old Town" Posted by tazzybbb in Turning Europe upside down | Jun 20, 2015
  • Let's Celebrate! This morning we toured the Nairobi hospital. It was very crowded and busy. We sat down with Professor Lule who is a gastroenterologist doctor. He told us about his specialty and his interest in tropical diseases, which Posted by halleychoy in Studying Abroad in Kenya | Jun 14, 2015
  • [Florence] Basilica di Santa CrocePrevious entry: [[|[Florence] Crossing the Ponte Vecchio ]] [b]Pictures have been heavily re-sized for easier loading. Large resolutions of high-quality landscape images are available in an image gallery linked Posted by kurodatenshi in A Singaporean's maiden trip to Europe | Jun 8, 2015
  • Bidding Adieu to Besançon[i]Take four adults, two of whom who have never left the country, add a little Dramamine, two flights, a train ride, and… eleven hours later they will pop out of the ground in Paris. Beautiful, crowded, exotic Paris, with Posted by NKammerer in Où je me trouve… | Jun 3, 2015
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