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Trip: Prague & Italy 2013

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Florence

ITALY | Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | Views [192]

Friday 26 July 2013   After some discussions with Karen we changed our plans leaving San Baranto for Florence for the evening so we were close to the train to depart for Milan enroute to home while Karen will head to London and ... Read more >


San Baronto and Vinci

ITALY | Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | Views [327]

While some went to Cinque Terre today Karen, Michelle, Neil and I went to Leonardo Di Vinci's nearby home town of Vinci by our trusty taxi driver. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinci,_Tuscany ).  Another hilltop Tuscan town with a couple of great ... Read more >


San Baronto - Cooking and Beyond

ITALY | Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | Views [335] | Comments [1]

July 22 A late start following a cafe across the road watching the passing parade of cyclists and the old guys on the corner.  Said goodbye to Cameron and Stacey who were off to Rome before going their separate ways.  We were transported ... Read more >


Photos: San Baronto

ITALY | Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Italy - San Baronto

ITALY | Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | Views [742]

July 19 Up early to catch the ferry back to the main island. Met at the terminal by our transfer to Catania airport a 2 hour drive away through tunnels and over bridges. Saw the mainland - Calabria just off the coast but no bridge.  We had a ... Read more >


Sicily - Lipari

ITALY | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | Views [182]

July 16 Up early to FaceTime the family before a light breakfast and off to Milazzo.  There must have been 40 tunnels and 20 odd bridges to negotiate on the way as we followed the coast.  Apparently there are 40 k worth of tunnels on the ... Read more >


Sicily - Palermo/Cefalu

ITALY | Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | Views [210]

July 14 Breakfast, checked out and off to Palermo.  drive in was ok but very busy in the city and some difficulty in finding a car park.  Found a spot and decided to walk towards the port with a detour via the Botanic Gardens where we ... Read more >


Photos: Sicily Agrigento/Trapani

ITALY | Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Sicily - Agrigento/Trapani/Marsala

ITALY | Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | Views [788]

July 11 Breakfast in the window watching the renovations across the road.  Sand, cement, rocks and steel and a winch in the upper window to pull up the buckets of concrete. ( Sabbia, cemento, pietre e acciaio e un verricello nella finestra in ... Read more >


Photos: Sicily - Ragusa Ibla

ITALY | Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Sicily - Ragusa Ibla

CZECH REPUBLIC | Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | Views [183]

July 9 Followed some familiar roads out of the Syracuse past the archeological area and then onto some rural roads aka highways heading towards Ragusa.  One section of rather narrow highway had about 1/3 missing downhill following a landslide.... Read more >


Sicily - Syracuse

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | Views [189] | Comments [1]

July 7 Up and out after breakfast. Caught the bus back to the parking area outside of the city. Fired up the GPS and head to Syracuse. Speed limits and indicators are apparently optional. Bit worried Norm is starting to think and drive like an ... Read more >


Photos: Sicily

ITALY | Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Sicily - Taormina

ITALY | Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | Views [230]

July 4 Up early for pickup at 0600.  Got to the airport in around 20 min! Through security eventually - overlooked sun cream was verboten.  Flight to Munich was Ok the plane had props so Michelle not overly impressed.  Then the 3.5 ... Read more >


Photos: Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

St Jacobs Basilica
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Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | Views [258]

Sun June 30: After a good nights sleep and great breakfast. We attended mass at St. Jacobs baroque basilica. This was very moving even though we couldn't understand any of it apart from Amen & Allelluia. There was a young boy soprano and a female ... Read more >


Melbourne to Prague via Singapore & Dubai

CZECH REPUBLIC | Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Views [174]

Left home on the 28th June @ 2.30. Following a huge week. We are both exhausted, not the best way to start a thirty hour trip. Being picked up by the hire car does help. A champagne before we left also helped. The flight to Singapore was uneventful, ... Read more >