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Post by azriel on Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:08 am

Beautiful pictures ! really loved the Church, mosaics, The Vatican !

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Post by halfwise on Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:32 am

Lancebloke wrote:Chris - to do to Halfys comment... if you go there try and get up to Machu Picchu as early as you can. The crowds after about 8am ruin it!!!

That's a good point - hopefully you can find busses from below that will get you up that early. But if hiking in from the back you are woken up in an attempt to catch sunrise over Machu Picchu, and are so dragged out you can't enjoy it fully. I think an early bus from the town below (assuming it exists) coupled with an early night and good rest the night before would be the winning combination.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:37 pm

I really liked the look of that beach and white sand, St Vito lo capo, was the town ok, would it be nice for a holiday or would you just go for the beach? Did you go to Taormina?

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Post by halfwise on Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:44 pm

We saw San Vito Lo Capo in off season, and so seemed like a dismal way to spend a weekend.  But it got great reviews based on the high season, so I don't know what to tell you.  I can say it's purely a beach town with little else going for it.  It's got a decent array of restaurants, but no other form of life apart from the beach.  I was expecting art galleries and the like, but no.

So in short, go for the beach, not the holidays.  But I'm not sure what else is nearby for a holiday except Palermo.  It's a 2-hour drive from there. Palermo is worth a couple nights and a day, then spend the next day driving to the beach and back.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:45 pm

Wow nice picture tour Halfwise. My sister went through Venice briefly on her honeymoon, and she has basically the exact same photograph of the Grand Canal. But the rest was new for me. Gorgeous trip, indeed.

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Post by halfwise on Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:15 pm

That photo of the Grand Canal is from the Rialto bridge: so count up the number of visitors to Venice and that's how many of those photos are out there.

Did she tell you how much time they spent getting lost? I'd like to compare notes.

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Post by chris63 on Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:31 am

Lancebloke wrote:Chris - to do to Halfys comment... if you go there try and get up to Machu Picchu as early as you can. The crowds after about 8am ruin it!!!

Sounds like everyone but me has been there. Smile

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:01 am

halfwise wrote:That photo of the Grand Canal is from the Rialto bridge: so count up the number of visitors to Venice and that's how many of those photos are out there.

Did she tell you how much time they spent getting lost?  I'd like to compare notes.

I don't think very much time, but she was only in Venice for just a single day.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:40 am

{{Fantastic pics amd descriptions Halfy- must show the better half them, make her homesick probably! }}}

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Post by Lancebloke on Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:18 pm

Currently in India, but for secret agent work so not gonna be any pics!
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Post by azriel on Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:52 pm

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh ! Very Happy

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:14 am

Lancebloke wrote:Currently in India, but for secret agent work so not gonna be any pics!



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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:22 am

{{{Not to worry Figg, what with it being top secret and no doubt lives hanging in the balance of no one seeing anything or working out where Lance is, with all that in mind, I hear the NotP are dispatching palantarazzi to hunt him down immediately and expose it all to the world! Nod }}}

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Post by halfwise on Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:24 am

Glad somebody's on the job!

(still waiting for that bucky report. :drum:)

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:23 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{{Not to worry Figg, what with it being top secret and no doubt lives hanging in the balance of no one seeing anything or working out where Lance is, with all that in mind, I hear the NotP are dispatching palantarazzi to hunt him down immediately and expose it all to the world! Nod }}}


If I went to India I wouldn't be taking many photos either, I would spend most of my time on the bog.

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Post by Lancebloke on Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:20 am

Only if you let the locals book your dinner venue and they choose a place called [Redacted].

Hmmm.... why can't I type [Redacted]

That's odd. And who is that behind me in the car? Is that a camera?
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Post by Amarië on Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:37 am

halfwise wrote:Glad somebody's on the job!

(still waiting for that bucky report. :drum:)

I wrote 20 words a week ago, and that was the week I thought I'd have time to write. Meh.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:28 am

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Post by Bluebottle on Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:53 am

Amarië wrote:
halfwise wrote:Glad somebody's on the job!

(still waiting for that bucky report. :drum:)

I wrote 20 words a week ago, and that was the week I thought I'd have time to write. Meh.

Come one, need feedback. bounce I'd like to go too, the east and west highland line has been high on my wish list for a while,but how can I contemplate it without having all the information. This scottishness, what if it is infective Surprised

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:32 am

Lancebloke wrote:Only if you let the locals book your dinner venue and they choose a place called [Redacted].

Hmmm.... why can't I type [Redacted]

That's odd. And who is that behind me in the car? Is that a camera?


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Post by halfwise on Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:56 am

btw, the young woman I was staying with in Rome travels extensiviely for her work with the UN, and said Scotland was her favorite country. Up until we visited Sicily and she suddenly loved it.

For some reason I completely neglected to ask her about buckie.

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Post by Amarië on Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:27 pm

Bluebottle wrote:
Amarië wrote:
halfwise wrote:Glad somebody's on the job!

(still waiting for that bucky report. :drum:)

I wrote 20 words a week ago, and that was the week I thought I'd have time to write. Meh.

Come one, need feedback. bounce  I'd like to go too, the east and west highland line has been high on my wish list for a while,but how can I contemplate it without having all the information. This scottishness, what if it is infective Surprised

Can't tell you if it's infective or not. I'm a Sunnmøring you know, it's pretty much the same symptoms. Laughing

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Post by Bluebottle on Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:31 pm

There are too many pretty places. I visited an area of Spain right by the Portugese border and the Duero river earlier in the spring called Fermoselle. Very pretty and special area, even if it rained a lot. Made the shortest of visits to Portugal, a couple of hours, and ate bacalao, while it rained constantly.





Fermoselle, Spain:



Next trip is going to the Basque country, and back to Catalonia, I think, and also visit southern France by the Basque and Catalan borders. Nod


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Post by Bluebottle on Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:33 pm

Yikes, they are rather large, but I am to lazy to find out the frame rate and make them smaller Razz

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Post by Bluebottle on Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:34 pm

Amarië wrote:
Bluebottle wrote:
Amarië wrote:
halfwise wrote:Glad somebody's on the job!

(still waiting for that bucky report. :drum:)

I wrote 20 words a week ago, and that was the week I thought I'd have time to write. Meh.

Come one, need feedback. bounce  I'd like to go too, the east and west highland line has been high on my wish list for a while,but how can I contemplate it without having all the information. This scottishness, what if it is infective Surprised

Can't tell you if it's infective or not. I'm a Sunnmøring you know, it's pretty much the same symptoms. Laughing

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