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1 Italy on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:09 pm

Just after booking an open ended ticket to Italy, with a view on staying in Rome for a couple of days before heading down to Calabria. Can't wait cuz I really need a break from Ireland for awhile just to de-stress me and there's nothing like the south of Italy to disconnect you from all the mayhem. They live a different way down there and it's so relaxing. Still don't speak Italian though!!

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2 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:26 pm

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That will be nice.

Not booked yet then?

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3 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:46 pm

Oh yeah, booked the flight online there now. Going in two weeks time. Really need the break.

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4 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:47 pm

Actually starting to get excited about the food now! Some gorgeous restaurants down there that I haven't sampled in ages.

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5 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:00 pm

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Good for you.

Will be nice.

What sort of food do they do there?

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6 Re: Italy on Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:24 am

Pasta, pizza, beautiful fresh salads, fish, pork. Just a great range of food, all produced locally.

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7 Re: Italy on Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:15 pm

Got up early today and just studying Rome right now and where to go and what to see. So much to take in!

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8 Re: Italy on Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:55 pm

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Take some pictures James to show us when you get back. bounce

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9 Re: Italy on Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:56 pm

I'm usually not into that kinda thing but since I unearthed the families digital recording yoke I might actually film a bit of Rome and Calabria for you to have a look at. It it easy to transfer them onto youtube?

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10 Re: Italy on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:03 am

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I can't watch YouTube but, yes, you can.

Very easy as long as you can firstly put the video onto your computer, but as long as you've got the lead then there won't be a problem. http://images.digita

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11 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:37 pm

Yeah, I have one of those digital ones that you just have to hook up to your computer. Easy. Plus it takes pics so happy days.

After studying Rome abit, it seems like most things are within walking distance from the hotel and sure the Metro is apparently great too. Other thing is the hotel was recommended to me by my mother and she knows the owner, who's very helpful with directions and stuff. Should be a great little trip and then down to Calabria.

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12 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:01 pm

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Awww.

You enjoy yourself James.

You won't have problems with your camera then. Pretty easy stuff linking it up to your computer. Can get it on YouTube easy too. http://images.digita

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13 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:03 pm

Not sure I'll put any youtube vids up but defo show you a few pics when I get back, especially from Calabria. Beautiful place. Might be getting the boat over to Sicily too if the weathers reasonable.

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14 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:07 pm

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Yeah would be nice to see some pics.

When you going again?

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15 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:13 pm

Flight is tomorrow evening. Looking forward to it.

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16 Re: Italy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:16 pm

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Great. Have a nice time!! Very Happy

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17 Re: Italy on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:12 am

Greetings from the most beautiful city in the world everyone. All I can say about Rome is wow, just wow. You read about the history, architecture and art, but nothing compares to gazing at it all in awe at what they accomplished here. The people are really friendly too, which is actually a big change for me seeing as I'm usually in the south of Italy, where they're a bit more insular and tribal. They've been so nice up here and it's just a joy to walk around the streets and take it all in, with something new to behold at almost every turn. Magic.

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18 Re: Italy on Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:41 am

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Setanta wrote:Greetings from the most beautiful city in the world everyone. All I can say about Rome is wow, just wow. You read about the history, architecture and art, but nothing compares to gazing at it all in awe at what they accomplished here. The people are really friendly too, which is actually a big change for me seeing as I'm usually in the south of Italy, where they're a bit more insular and tribal. They've been so nice up here and it's just a joy to walk around the streets and take it all in, with something new to behold at almost every turn. Magic.

Nice to know you're having a nice time.

Are you using an Internet Café? Laughing

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19 Re: Italy on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:44 am

No, no. Hotel has wireless and have a laptop with me. Just back in now. Knackered but elated at what I've seen. What a place.

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20 Re: Italy on Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:46 pm

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Setanta wrote:No, no. Hotel has wireless and have a laptop with me. Just back in now. Knackered but elated at what I've seen. What a place.

Great stuff.

No problems then with accommodation or anything?

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21 Re: Italy on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:43 pm

Nah, had it booked beforehand. Great location and very reasonable. I think I'm in love with this city though- don't want to leave!

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22 Re: Italy on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:19 pm

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When do you live?

Is it that nice in Rome?

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23 Re: Italy on Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:24 pm

I just arrived in Calabria last night. Loved every minute in Rome though and will defo travel up again for a few more days to absorb and appreciate more of the beautiful churches and artwork that's found on basically every street in the city.

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24 Re: Italy on Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:17 pm

God, got a bad old dose of the chills and flu on the second day down here. Had me in bits for a day or two but over it now and enjoying the area again. I'm right next to the Tyrrhenian Sea here so will be going for walks and swims early morning as often as I can. I'll paint it too. Gorgeous colour to it.

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25 Re: Italy on Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:16 pm

Oh, and I'm addicted to artichokes, black olives, parma ham and peach flavoured iced tea again. And of course the seafood and mozzerrella goes without saying really.

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