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    Yay!! Enjoy! I loved our Italy trip so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I leave for Italy on March 16th!!! We are doing 4 days in Florence (with a day trip to Siena and one of the wine villages) and 4 days in Rome. I'm so excited I cannot stand it.
    Firenze tips; when visiting Uffizi Gallery, make sure you research beforehand what you want to see; there is simply too much art treasure stacked up to take in in one lifetime (my personal fav there must be 'Medusa' by Caravaggio). Between all the overwhelming Leonardo DaVincis, Boticellis, bad lightning and loud Italian unofficial guided tourgroups, you'll realize this is the ultimate museum, but you just can't see it all.
    Don't miss out on the famous local dish, bistecca fiorentina.

    Rome tips; When visiting the Colosseum, first visit the Roman Forum right across from it first; you'll probably want to visit both anyway, but the lines at the Forum are WAY shorter though the combination tickets exactly the same. Saves you waiting in line for the Colosseum!
    Also, if you plan on visiting the Vatican Museums (recommended); reserve online in advance. The lines at the Vatican are literally kilometres long.

    Siena; Hopefully the mosaics of the cathedral are uncovered one of the days that you're there... that is one helluva thing to behold.
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    buon appetito! =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I leave for Italy on March 16th!!! We are doing 4 days in Florence (with a day trip to Siena and one of the wine villages) and 4 days in Rome. I'm so excited I cannot stand it.
    Mad Jealous! Please report back - I turn 40 next year and Italy is in the running to be my big trip. I hope you enjoy it!

    I'm focusing on domestic travel this year with my list consisting of: NYC, San Francisco and Nashville. Nashville is a quick four hour drive so we are making that a weekend deal. NYC for HELLO FREAKING DOLLY!!! and San Fran as my brother is a chef in a newer restaurant in the city that I'm dying to try. And because I like my brother and have never been to San Fran

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    'Quick 4 hour drive' lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by menju56 View Post
    ^ Oh I LOVED Japan and would go back in a heartbeat. Just everything about it. Was really hot and I was sweaty every day but you adapt very quickly. Whereabouts did you live?

    I want to try different destinations for a bit (hello USA in a few weeks!!) but Japan is somewhere I definitely want to return to in the future.
    Well, it's been just under a year and I'm about to make good on my threat to return to Nippon. I'm finally heading back there in April! I lived in the Chiba peninsula in mid-sized city called Ichihara. It was great there. Short train ride from Tokyo and Disney. Can't wait to go back.

    How was your trip to the USA? Where'd you go?

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    Yay, that's so exciting! I love Japan.

    USA was brilliant, went to Vegas, LA, and San Francisco.

    Next up is Lisbon. Anyone been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by menju56 View Post
    Next up is Lisbon. Anyone been?
    Yes. Can't say I have any recommendations... :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by menju56 View Post
    Yay, that's so exciting! I love Japan.

    USA was brilliant, went to Vegas, LA, and San Francisco.

    Next up is Lisbon. Anyone been?
    I've been there a short few days, aside from the obvious attractions (the castello that overlooks the city, the St Just elevator & Torre de Bélem) what stood out for me was the museum of ancient art; it houses the Hieronymus Bosch triptych "The Temptation of St. Anthony".
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    I can say that just being in Lisbon is amazing. I also enjoyed our side trip Sintra.

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    ^ for a minute there I forgot Sintra existed! Highly enjoyable indeed, I think I went by train. The garden of Quinta da Regaleira I reallly loved.
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    I'm planning to visit Italy (and Europe for that matter) for the first time next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Italy was fucking amazing and I cannot believe I have lived 35 years on this earth and that was not my #1 travel choice. I am going back as soon as I possibly can.
    So glad you enjoyed it. The entire country is so awesome, kind of like the cradle of modern western culture. Always wondered why that is, but I guess it is sorta obvious if you look at the map of the roman empire. You should expect some 2nd or 3rd century structure around every corner;


    Oh, and the food...
    *books tickets*
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    In exactly one month I'll be in the UK (while it's still the UK) for two weeks. We're doing a couple days in London, a few days in Wales, and then heading over to Suffolk to see family and friends. We'll be doing some day trips too (Bath, Southwold, maybe down to Dover). Suggestions for cool places to visit would be appreciated. We're renting a car once we get out of London (which feels super crazy to me but whatever) so that gives us some flexibility in terms of what we can see and do.

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    Bath is cute and all, and the actual baths themselves are interesting, as is the architecture. But I was a bit bored out of my mind after the day there...

    Just sayin'

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