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Trip: Europe2013

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Monday 8 July

GERMANY | Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | Views [201]

Headed off for a walking tour of Berlin. Our guide, Tarek was great.  Half Egyptian, half German and brought up in the US he was passionate about Berlin and his quote for the day was "Berlin is a city condemned forever to becoming and never ... Read more >

Sunday 7 July

GERMANY | Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | Views [192]

Would have been happy to stay for a while in Munich. But Berlin beckons. Caught another of the very quick trains which did speeds of 200km and then dawdled for bits. The countryside was much less changing than the last trip. It was mainly flat, flat ... Read more >

Saturday 6 July

GERMANY | Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | Views [171]

Went touring again and this time to Neuschwanstein. The tours here are done by train so it's basically just turn up on the day and pop on the train with your guide. This makes them quite cheap - not much more than the train travel itself! Our guide ... Read more >

Friday 5 July

GERMANY | Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | Views [162]

Decided to go and do the morning tour of Dachau. Our guide was a Brit and actually gave us the 5hr version.  It was certainly an eye opener and he was quite passionate about the subject and telling us all about all that went on there.  What ... Read more >

Thursday 4 July

GERMANY | Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | Views [191]

Got up and it was pouring but half an hour later it was over and basically the rest of the day was ok weather wise. Having had so much fun on the Segways in Florence we decided to try them here and they did not disappoint.  The machines were fun ... Read more >

Wednesday 3 July

GERMANY | Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | Views [173]

Again got up early and had brekkie before loosing ourselves in the streets of Venice. Found lots of quaint little streets and a gorgeous little church called Chisea di San Moise. A last ride on the canal and then on the train to Munich. The scenery was ... Read more >

Tuesday 2 July

ITALY | Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | Views [208]

Got up early and had breakfast provided before heading off to the Doge's palace. The entry was expensive but worth it. As well as paintings, statues and frescos the had a huge display of armoury and we learnt a lot about the judicial system and got ... Read more >

Monday 1 July

ITALY | Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | Views [201]

Had breakfast on the balcony soaking in the last of the ambience and then wandered around Vernazza and sampled some of their gelato. Then it was the train. Most of the way to Genoa was underground but got some pretty scenery from there to Milan and ... Read more >

Sunday 30 June

ITALY | Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Views [204]

Started the day slow but made up for that. Walked the tracks from Vernazza to Monterossi then caught the train back to Vernazza and walked to Corniglia and again got the train back. The distance was not hard - a total of 7km but all of it was either ... Read more >

Saturday 29 June

ITALY | Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | Views [180]

Woke to the bells and the sounds of the train  coming through the village.  Wandered to 200m to the harbour and caught the ferry to Monterossi and had a wander round there and lunch. The seafood here is great. Monterossi is about twice as ... Read more >

Friday 28 June

ITALY | Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | Views [209]

Today we leave Florence. Loved this city. Off to Pisa for the day. Pisa has neither the age of Rome or the charm of Florence but we had a nice visit. You are not allowed any bags up the tower so that meant we had to be separated from our money, tickets ... Read more >

Thursday 27 June

ITALY | Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | Views [208]

Started the day by checking out the Cathedral of Sante Maria de Fiore. It was done in Florentine style of green, white and red marble and was quite sparsely decorated inside even though it was enormous. There is a church under it - the original was ... Read more >

Wednesday 26 June

ITALY | Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | Views [220]

Did a day tour of Tuscany and it was good. Started the day at the small walled town of Monte Riggioni - it is at the top of a hill and you could see how it is very defensible.  We spent the majority of the day inSienna which was interesting with ... Read more >

Tuesday 25 June

ITALY | Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | Views [131]

We started the day with a Segway tour of Florence. What a hoot. Ian wants to buy one. Rolled around checking out all the main sights and getting details on the history of the place. Great way to start.  Then spent some time in the Uffuzi museum ... Read more >

Monday 24th June

ITALY | Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | Views [224]

Started the day by going to Barbarini to see Trevi Fountain. It really is a wonderful structure.  We threw our coins in to ensure that we come back. From there we walked to the Pantheon. Now that really is a magnificent building. It is the oldest ... Read more >

Sunday 23rd June

ITALY | Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Views [192]

Today we took a bus tour to Pompeii and  Mt Vesuvius ! Amazing on all counts. Could have spent days exploring Pompeii. Their standard of living before the eruption was quite advanced with some people even having running water to their homes. The ... Read more >

Saturday 22 June

ITALY | Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | Views [181]

Decided on the hop on, hop off bus and over the course of the day had a tour of the Colosseum (Flavian amphitheatre), spent a couple of hours at the Forum and finished with an audio tour of  Castel Sant'Angelo. This was as well as doing the whole ... Read more >

Friday 21 June

ITALY | Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | Views [208]

Today was a day of steps. We reckon we did about 1500 of them and a couple of kms walking as well. The majority of it was up to the cupola at the top of St Peters. Worth every step. We also toured the Basilica and the Vatican museum and Sistine chapel.... Read more >

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We have arrived

ITALY | Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | Views [226]

After 20 solid hours flying we have made it to Rome. The plane ride had both legs with an Emirates 380 which surprised me with the room, people were friendly and the food pretty good so no complaints. Stopped in Dubai for a couple of hours and tried ... Read more >

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