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Amo l'Italia

ITALY | Friday, 28 May 2010 | Views [717] | Comments [4]

Buongiorno (pronounced Bon journo) from Italy, a country neither of us had visited before but always wanted to, we've had a great 3 weeks here. Arrived into Venice from Croatia and were pleasantly surprised to find Venice as beautiful, relaxing and not as expensive as we were lead to believe. 3 days flew past before moving to Verona (where the story of Romeo and Juliet began), then Cinque Tere which we believe has great walks, however the rain and landslides took us to Portofino, a little seaport with an array of expensive boats, shops and people. Money was everywhere hence we didn't stay over.

Florence was a little disappointment but Siena and Rome made up for it, as one guide book said "Rome has more historical sites than dog poo in any European city!!" - From San Peters to the Colosseum and onto the Vatican City, time here flew.

For the last week, we have been in Positano on the Amalfi Coast, it is amazing unreal coastline. Houses and roads are built in places never thought possible, how buses travel along these mountain roads is a feat in itself. At least 90% of cars are scratched. We had a couple boat trips to Amalfi and Capri (here yachts had helicopters on).

Currently back in Naples, flying back to UK tomorrow for 5 days with Andrew's family.

Italy has lived up to all expectations (gelato, pastas, pizzas and Italians). Whilst expensive, it is still cheaper than bankrupt Greece and instead of staying in backpacker hostels, we've stayed in 3-4 star hotels which work out cheaper. Eating here has also been a culinary experience. The trip ends with staying in the only room in a huge restaurant in Amalfi, with a stunning view of the sea and Mama's traditional Italian dishes.

Next stop after the UK is Africa, starting in Kenya on 2nd June for the final 3 months before getting back to Sydney.

Once back in Sydney early september, we are looking to rent or house sit for 6 months. If anyone knows anyone who needs house sitters, bare us in mind!!

Okay, ciao from Italy until the African continent. Hope all is well with everyone.


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Next Stop : 2nd Jun - End of August - Africa, Kilimanjaro, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa



Hi guys
Just catching up on your last few months in Greece, Croatia and Italy as the rain beats on the window on a wintry Monday night in Auckland. Beautiful photos and so much ground covered, bringing back great memories of out of the way places and fantastic cities. Very jealous. You both look really well and happy- glad you've had a great time.
With love from rachel and andrew

  Andrew and Rachel May 31, 2010 7:12 PM


Italy looks stunning, romantic and delicious! Glad to hear you guys had a great time. You must be on your way to Africa. Wish you a safe and exciting trip in the black continent. Kisses & hugs

  Jimmy Jun 3, 2010 12:57 AM


Great time to travel Europe, isn't it? I like their food.

Can't see the photos now because bank block picasa. But I'll try it at home.

Keep on going!

  Tony Liu Jun 25, 2010 12:06 PM


hi guys hows it going in Africa havent been eaten by a lion or something havent heard from you guys all is well here just cruising along as usual actually given up alchol for a month over 1/2 way now so thats good. and still alive as well. Kids and Janets fine hope your both still fine hope to here about some more adventures soon Ps bloody hell be home soon ah bye for now kirk

  kirk Jul 18, 2010 5:26 PM

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