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Trip: Italy

There are [5] stories from my trip: Italy


ITALY | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [764]

Venice on a winter's night is a misty moonlit maze. Thanks to James and his map skills, we negotiated our way to Rialto Bridge and the warm room that was waiting for us, with a canal view to boot. We continued the walking theme of our trip, and took ... Read more >

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ITALY | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [1628]

After a very early wake up call in Florence, we set out for Cinque Terre on the 7am train. This is a gorgeous National Park in the North of Italy's Western coast. There are five tiny old villages in between the hills which are only connected by train.... Read more >

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Gallery: Italy

ITALY | Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Shopping up a storm in Florence

ITALY | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [777]

When I arrived in Florence I had no intention of buying a leather jacket. "Come into my shop and have a look. Just for fun," said a beaming shop keeper... you can see where this is going. End result: after some 'skillful' negotiation, I am ... Read more >

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Chilling in Roma

ITALY | Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Views [661]

That's chilling as in cold, not chilling as in taking it easy. Despite heading a good distance closer to the Equator, Rome was much more wintery than the benign climate we have been enjoying on the Cote D'Azur. With only four days and a long list of ... Read more >

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