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Saturday 13 July

IRELAND | Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | Views [219]

Had another lovely Irish brekkie then headed off for County Clare. The countryside was amazing. Apart from the rock walls, the fields look like they grow rocks. We headed to Killarney with two stops. First at the circle fort of Caherconnell which is ... Read more >

Friday 12 July

IRELAND | Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | Views [241]

Happy birthday Brydie! Today we took Brydie's recommendation and headed off by ferry to the Aran Islands. They were really interesting though I am not sure how people actually survived here. It is rock - no dirt. They had to make dirt by composting ... Read more >

Thursday 11 July

IRELAND | Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | Views [244]

3 U Bahn and one bus ride & we were at Schonefeld airport and on out way to Dublin. I like the German transport system, even with all the stairs.  Plane ride was uneventful and then we picked up our little Yaris and spent two and a half hours ... Read more >

Wednesday 10 July

GERMANY | Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | Views [162]

Decided to check out Potsdam. With our Berliner card we get free travel and tours cheap so we went with the same people as on Monday. Today we had Maria and she was good but no where near as intense as Tarek. The city of Potsdam is famous for being ... Read more >

Tuesday 9 July

GERMANY | Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | Views [192]

Headed off to the Pergamon museum for the morning.  This is an amazing museum with life size reconstructions of Pergamon and a number of other early sites. The weather is still beautiful with most days about 26 and great for being outdoors so we ... Read more >

Monday 8 July

GERMANY | Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | Views [200]

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 [191]

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 [169]

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 [161]

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 [206]

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 [200]

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 [203]

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 [179]

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 [208]

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 [207]

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 [218]

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 [130]

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 [223]

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 >

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