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Nov 15, 2016 - Reggio di Calabria to Rome to Amsterdam to Paris and to NY.

Tuesday, the big travel day back to the US: I woke up around 4:40am after my alarm didn't go off but the light on my phone did wake me luckily. Turning on Do Not Disturb on the phone disables the alarm as well which is not good. I got up and showered and dressed by 5:20. I headed downstairs to check out and was told by the guy that my room charge didn't go through when I originally booked it. I said it looked like it went through but he showed me a paper that said the charge didn't go through so I had to pay again for the room. Luckily, it...

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My Trip To Italy

Nov 14, 2016 - Reggio di Calabria - The last day

Monday: I am again awoken by noise in the entryway at 8 - 8:30 so I laid in bed checking email and FB. Since I have 2 hours before checkout and pickup at 10:30, I take it easy getting ready. After my shower, I go have some breakfast, my usual of cereal, juice, a shot of espresso but the cake is gone this time! That's a bummer, it was a good cake and the other tenants must have eaten the rest of it. As I'm eating, a couple of women show up and they head towards the cleaning closet so I figure they are part of the other cleaning crew. When I...

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My Trip To Italy

Nov 13, 2016 - Reggio di Calabria and Sicily

Sunday: I again woke to loud noises in the entryway around 8am. This time it sounded like a man and a woman having a kind of loud discussion. I got up and opened the shutter and saw it was sunny out at least so I showered and ate breakfast in the kitchen. The maid showed up and we again tried to communicate and had some success. Her name is Antenella and her father lives in Miami. Her sister lives in Spain and that was about as much as we were able to discuss. I finished up and went on my journey to Sicily, Messina more specifically....

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My Trip To Italy

Nov 12, 2016 - Reggio di Calabria

Friday: I have not been able to call my Bed and Breakfast with the number that was printed out since they offered complimentary shuttle service. I instead asked a taxi to take me there and it cost me cash as he didn't take credit cards and there was no meter, so it was just a verbal quote. That was not a good start to my stay in Calabria and ended up being an omen of what was to come. I used the cash I had left which left me without any for food and I was starving. The driver was an older guy who didn't speak any English and didn't know...

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My Trip To Italy

Jan 28, 2015 - Ciro Marina

It's getting harder to remember what day of the week & which day of the month it is as time goes by. We certainly don't get bored with new sights & places to visit every day. This is the first full day of our return trip home via the East coast of Italy, not so many famous cities & places of interest but our guide books indicate some places that look promising. The plan is to head along the coastline around the 'foot' & 'heel' of Italy & then all the way up the Eastern seaboard stopping off at any places that look interesting & including a...

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Jan 23, 2015 - Palmi

High winds, thunderstorms & heavy rain all night together with the constant roaring of the nearby waves meant a pretty disturbed night. The heavy rain in particular being blasted against the roof & walls of Elsie kept the noise level up high. The good thing with all the wind & rain was that nobody appeared at the site to ask for payment. We waited about for a while but there were no notices or anything about payments so we gave up & pushed on down to the toe of Italy. We had some caches to look for on the way South so we detoured off the...

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Jul 10, 2012 - Italy - Reggio Calabria

22nd June – 23rd June 2012 (Bed 49) Today we arrived in Reggio Calabria which is only 12 km away from where we will be catching the ferry to Sicily on our way to Malta. To our surprise, it was a very trendy and lively place. You are not going to believe this, but Arthur suggested that we spend 2 days here and do some clothes shopping. Yes, you read right, CLOTHES SHOPPING. Three months of wearing and washing the same clothes has taken its toll on them. Who am I to argue! We struck it lucky with our hotel which was located only a street away...

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Mar 6, 2012 - Crotone

Wiki Info Crotone Today was the first day I've opened the dry milk I carry to put on my cereal which I also carry. Until now breakfast (such as it is - usually tea, jam bread & butter) has been included in our cost of O.N.s! Bon & Mari feel no need to eat early, however, I have to eat w/in an hour of rising or I get crabby sooner, ha! Also, I really miss my granola! Everywhere on the eastern side of the boot of Italy in the S. where the land is flat along the mediterranean are plots of oranges grapes olives produce even small fields of...

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Jun 15, 2011 - Partay time!

Wednesday was our day at sea so there was absolutely no option but to stay on board and relax the day away. I did my best. As a treat we started yoga a bit later – 7:15 vs. 7 am (I know, it was a bit wild and crazy of us) and the usual gym trip and walk set me up nicely for the day. I had a spa treatment of reflexology and acupuncture at 11am, which was very interesting (no bad news diagnosed). The doctor of acupuncture was a lovely young man in his late 20’s and clearly very committed to his profession, however his nails were a bit too...

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Aug 11, 2009 - Nutz’s ( Frank’s Grandpa) Birthplace

This is the day we took a Journey to the birthplace of Franks Grandpa. We had trouble finding a car to rent, and finally the evening before we made an arrangement. So off we went with a Google map and directions in Italian from the hotel desk. The map said it was 303km and approximately 4 hours, the only piece we could really read was the number of km’s to the next turn. The majority of the drive was on the autostadda 3, that BC highways could learn from as we went through 51 tunnels, and at least over double that many bridges in each...

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Nov 3, 2008 - At Sea

Well not much to say today. Had the day at sea and just sat around talking to people we have met. We did wake up sitting just of the island of Sicily with a staff member talking on his cellfone on the top deck and waving to his either girlfriend or wife. We know this because we whipped upstairs to see where we were and saw him. Funny!!!!! Went throught the gap between Sicily and Italy which is big enough to get through and the captain went full speed we think because of the amount of water rushing through the gap. A couple of hours later we...

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