As some of you know there is going to be a big change to this blog. It will be losing its solely Anglo (with a few detours to Wales) focus and go overseas for the odd holiday. This has caused shocked amongst friends and in the case of the Blonde One denial (she says that if I go overseas she'll be buying breakfast and lunch for me).
Planned trips are to Lucca & Pisa (Italy) in July or August my travel agent (Cheryl) is arranging details and Paris in October (I'm staying 300m from the Musee D'Dorsay!). And yes I do hold a passport.
I'm now reading guide books on Tuscany and Paris and planning future trips to Europe. Why is it I'm worried about pickpockets btw? Is the problem REALLY worse in say Rome than it is in London?!
Anyhow what puzzled me is that when I think France I think Paris but when I think Italy yes I think Rome but I also think Florence, Venice, Milan....... I wonder if overseas visitors think the same of us?
I'm looking through the guide books and drooling at Sainte Chapelle, Notre Dame and the Louvre etc in Paris. The Piazza dei Miracoli (the Cathedral and Leaning Tower) in Pisa. In Lucca the Cathedral, the City Walls, the Piazza Anfiteatro. I suspect I will be melting as well (factor 600?) but sitting out eating Pasta and drinking a glass of Pinot Grigio!
I'm looking at Florence, Rome, and Venice! And I love the idea of seeing an Opera in Verona's Arena built by the Roman's in the 1st century AD!! I really can't decide where I want to go, well all of them but my bank manager might have other ideas.
And yes the camera is ready and primed!