Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2012«

In fair Verona, Italy

September 28, 2012

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What a wonderful surprise Verona turned out to be. We knew it as the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. And had read it was a beautiful historic city but we didn’t realise just how special a place it is. Our arrival was a little fraught as we had just picked up our hire car in […]

Bella Venezia, Italia

September 22, 2012

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Ah Venice! Bella, molto bella Venezia! We arrived in Venice by water taxi. From Marco Polo Airport the taxi took about 20 minutes and cost Euro 110 (that was for 4 persons, 4 suitcases). But it was worth every single Euro. Plus the taxi delivered us directly to our hotel. (Yes our hotel has it’s […]

Antibes, Cote d’Azur France

September 20, 2012

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Antibes is such a lovely place. It sits quietly in the middle of a very flashy neighbourhood. Nice is to the east and Cannes is to the west but we found Antibes a smaller & most charming introduction to the Cote d’Azur. As you approach Antibes from Nice Airport along the Bord de Mer (coastal […]

Bonjour de Cote d’Azur, France

September 17, 2012

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Despite being exhausted after our long haul flight from Australia we were very excited to arrive in Nice, France. Meeting us at the airport was a dear friend Su. Currently living in Juan les Pins, Antibes, Su, Joseph & their daughter Stella welcomed us to France with an incredible dinner on their terrace. Also joining […]

Where to stay: Rome, Italy

September 3, 2012

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We will soon be travelling to Rome. When I started looking at accommodation it was totally overwhelming. There are thousands of hotels in Rome. But where to start? Open google maps and type in “Rome accommodation” and the red dots marking the hotels overwhelm the map. The old standby Trip Advisor has over a thousand hotels […]

Dartmouth Devon England

September 3, 2012

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We visited Dartmouth in Devon, England and stayed in a lovely little cottage on the top of a hill. Here is the view. It is just so beautiful. A short amble down the from the cottage is a path and stairs leading to a smuggler’s cove. You can just imagine the smugglers hiding their booty […]

Venice in a Day

September 3, 2012

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Getting in the mood for Venice as we will be visiting there very soon. If you have a few minutes to spare why not visit Venice in a day… From Joerg Niggli’s Vimeo … a beautiful time lapse video “Venice in a Day”.