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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Travel

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!



6 comments:

Tricia said...

It would be fascinating to stand in the shoes of someone from outside the UK and see what stands out in their eyes..wonder how much it would differ from our view of UK..

Italy.. probably my favourite country but, with all the history, architecture and scenery it's almost impossible to choose exactly where....

But... really looking forward to Paris......

diddums said...

To be considered in your travel plans for the future:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2011/07/why-bother-to-visit-the-colosseum-1.html

The article is from one who knows! The comments have some tips as well.

It all sounds very exciting... I'm quite envious!

Ragged Robin said...

Am still in a state of shock Pete :D but looking forward to hearing of your adventures and seeing the pics!

turquis said...

You have a fine eye for the beauty of the English countryside. Im sad to realize I wont be seeing any more of those shots. boo hoo. Nothing lasts.

Pete said...

Hi Turquis - never fear! there will still be pics of the English countryside! Only planning two overseas holidays per year....

oldcrow61 said...

Good god man, when I started reading this and you said you were going overseas I got quite excited. Overseas to us means coming this way, lol. Then, of course, I read on...the disappointment...sigh! Still, I will look forward to your pictures.