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A Fijian Lovo and more diving

After today’s Fiji diving in the Somosomo straight, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Fijian Lovo and entertainers from the nearby village.  A lovo is an ancient form of cooking in the earth giving the food a … Continue reading

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First Day of Diving in Fiji

After a big breakfast, it is time for diving Fiji style.  Unfortunately it looks like we will have rain all week, but that does not stop the diving. It is always better with full sun for illumination purposes, but unless … Continue reading

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Harry Potter: Warner Brothers Studio, London

Today I am taking an early tour out to the Warner Brothers Studio where all the Harry Potter films were shot.  You can tour original sets, see original costumes and props, and treat yourself to Butterbeer ice cream.  From London, you … Continue reading

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London: Churchill War Rooms, Tea, and the West End

From Paris Gare Du Nord, we took the Eurostar to London.  Taking the train was so much easier than a flight.  It was a short cab ride to the station (or metro if you don’t have as much luggage as we … Continue reading

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The Paris Opera House, Place des Vosges, and the Big Splurge, La Tour d’Argent

Today is our only full day in Paris.  Boris and I have both been to Paris before and I was determined to see something new.  Although I have seen the exterior before, I have never been inside the Paris Opera … Continue reading

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Loire Valley Castles, France

Today Boris and I are going to tour two of the loveliest castles in the Loire Valley, near Paris.  We will also have the opportunity for lunch and a wine tasting at one of the smaller chateaus.  We had planned … Continue reading

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Vicenza, Italy

This is our last touring day in Italy.  Tommorrow Boris will head out to look at WWII battle sites and I will take a “staycation”and enjoy our villa for the day (mostly the pool).  We lost a day with the … Continue reading

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Lake Garda, Italy

Today we are going to do something a little different. Rather than a medieval city, we are going to visit Lake Garda, the largest of the Italian lakes and perhaps an hour and a half north of our villa in … Continue reading

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Ferrara, Italy

Today we head southeast to Ferrara, Italy.  I am doing the driving and continue to learn more about Italian roadways.  Boris has discovered SURI on his iPhone and plugged in Ferrara for point to point directions.  It is working well. … Continue reading

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So you want to be an Italian farmer? and how to eat risotto like the Veneti (Venete)

This morning we can’t venture too far from home because Maria Luisa and Guido, our hosts, have invited us to a traditional Italian lunch of risotto and an afternoon visit to the farm.  We have enjoyed some wonderful food and … Continue reading

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