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Oct 14, 2005 - Ciao Italia

I ran into Shani and Andre while checking out this morning and said some goodbyes, although knowing us, we may end up crossing paths somewhere in Southeast Asia down the road. Shani also told me that you can go into a separate entrance near the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica to see the tomb and body of Pope John Paul II. I had a few hours before my train down to Bari so I figured I'd check in my luggage at the train station and head over to do that. I also had hopes of squeezing in the Pantheon but when I literally waited in line for an...

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Kristy's World Tour!

Oct 2, 2005 - Contiki - Pompeii to the boat

More time on the bloody bus! But by now we realised that Corfu wasn't far off, two days of relaxing and drinking etc! Got to the boat around dusk and said goodbye to Sean. He had to take the bus back to Amsterdam (alone with an empty bus - boring), then join another tour. He's a busy boy with no fixed abode!! We had to take an overnight boat to the Greek mainland, then take a shorter ferry back to Corfu. We got to sleep in bunks on a ship that liked to vibrate, but again, the trip was disappointingly flat. Had to change boat at 5.30am.

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Jul 6, 2005 - Naples, Pompei & Bari Ferry

Overcast but warm. We had a late start this morning 9.30pm. Went to Pompei. We did a guided tour of some of the excavtions. The town was buried under 25metres of ash in 79AD. We saw the temple of Apollo, the temple of Zeus, dwellings and casts of people who had been frozen in time. There were cobbled streets with high paths. They also had road crossings which were 4 stones the height of the paths - about 18 inches high. He reason for the crossings was that the streets doubled as open sewers. From Pompei we then proceeded to Bari, the port...

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Jul 3, 2005 - Alberobello & The Trulli

WOW - the only way to describe this little town. I have never seen anything like it and thought we had arrived at a Smurf Village. The town is made up of Trulli - little houses with conical shaped roofs. Once again we were in World Heritage Land - this time due to the method used to build the Trulli. The oooooollldd days it was forbidden for the poor to use mortar to build their houses, so each house is skilfully built by with well balanced stones. When the tax man used to pay the town a visit to collect house duties the town folk would...

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Mar 16, 2005 - A day waiting in Bari

In planning the transit to Croatia, we realized that we would spend a day waiting in Bari for the evenig ferry. Although we had heard of Bari's reputation as an industrial and uninteresting port, we figured waiting one day would be ok. In fact, the day was a very good one, and we enjoyed the city. Our boat from Greece came in as the morning fog was burning off. It turned into a warm sunny day. First order of business was to find out about the boat to Dubrovnik. We could not book tickets at the port, but we wanted to be sure about getting on...

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Ungars Travels

Oct 18, 2004 - Ciao

Greetings from Italy, As I have a couple of hours to wait before my train leaves for Rome, I thought that I would just log in with you at the start of another long week, although as always when you are having fun, I am sure that it will fly by (and not just the landscape flying past the train window). Yesterday was a good day travel wise as not only have I have crossed my 3rd national boundary, and my mobile has been on its fourth different national network of the trip (well, 5 if you count T-Mobile back in the UK) - as it picked up the...

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Jul 13, 2004 - Off to Bari

Last night was very fun, Denise, Shelly, Carla (Denise's roomie), and I sat up until just after midnight having a couple of drinks and they were teaching us Italian. We had a really good night. We left Rome @ an awful time this morning to catch a train to Bari. From Bari we are jumping on a ferry to take us to Pataras in Greece. We are so excited to get to some water. Well our first class rail pass we bought finally paid off on the ferry. Instead of not having a seat at all and just staying on deck of the boat we got a boarding room. We are...

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Lost in Europe

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