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Fall 2022 – Rome: Pt 2

“Holy Cannoli” – seven weeks have passed and we’re heading home in the morning. When we last left our intrepid travelers on Saturday, they were both feeling better and looking forward to finishing off with a bang. It was more … Continue reading

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Fall 2022 – Rome: Pt 1

Our final visit is to the eternal city – Rome. We’ll have seven days to explore and enjoy the sites and tastes of the city. We are staying at Albergo del Senato. We truly love our hotel. The rooms are … Continue reading

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Fall 2022 – Tuscany – Montepulciano

Heading a little bit south, our next stop was in Montepulciano. You might be surprised, but among many other things that they are famous for, they are also known for their wines – especially Vino Nobile de Montepulciano and Rosso … Continue reading

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Fall 2022 – Tuscany – Gaiole in Chianti

Our time in Florence was delightful, but it’s moving-on time. The next phase of our journey is a leisurely tour of Tuscany. We’ll be spending ten days touring with the folks from Audley Travel. It’s a private tour, not a … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Florence: Part 4

We got our wish. When we woke up this morning, the sun was shining with just a few puffy white clouds floating across the sky. We took our time with breakfast and getting cleaned up, as our tickets for the … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Cinque Terre: Part 5

Hard to believe this was our final day in the Cinque Terre. Tomorrow we move on to Florence, but today we’ll enjoy Monterosso Al Mare. The surf was rocking again this morning. The waves rolling in and crashing against the … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – From Alba to Monterosso Al Mare

Today we are traveling from our Airbnb in Alba to Monterosso Al Mare in the Cinque Terre. We once again engaged the services of Daytrip to comfortably get us there. Along the way, we will be stopping in the resort … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Bergamo to Alba

To get to Alba, instead of three train changes and a six hour journey, we decided to try out a car service known as Daytrip. We were able to relax in a comfortable vehicle, avoided hauling our suitcases through the … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Staycation Pt 5 – Shanghai

It’s hard to believe how quickly three weeks passed by. It seems like we were just talking about Beijing and here we are finishing up in Shanghai. To get to Shanghai, we would have once again navigated an airport and … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Staycation Pt 3 – Xian

The next part of the journey would have been the area around the city of Xian. To get there, we were to take one of the new, sleek, fast bullet trains. They travel between Beijing and Xian at a speed … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Staycation Pt 2 – More Beijing

Over the past few days we would have been exploring all around Beijing. The number of historical sites and UNESCO sites, as well as more modern sites throughout the city, is staggering. Around every turn is a new adventure, especially … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Staycation

Yes, we’re a little bit odd at times, but odd can be fun. We decided that since we can’t go to China, we would bring a little bit of China to Williamsville. A little taste of the cuisine, a few … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Shanghai

Our final area to explore will be the city of Shanghai and the surrounding region. From Guilin, we fly to the east coast and the city of Shanghai. It’s a 794 mi / 1278 km journey and the flight should … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Guilin, Yangshou & Longji

Continuing on, we next head southeast to the area around the city of Guilin. We will be flying from Chengdu to the city of Guilin. The distance between the two is 855km or 531mi and the flight should take about … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Itinerary – Chengdu

Our third stop will be the city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province. From Xi’an, we’ll catch the Bullet Train to Chengdu. Chengdu is about 658km or 409 mi southwest of Xi’an and the train ride will take about 4 … Continue reading

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