Zurich, Switzerland

[30-jan-2004] Finally Zurich! Our last city and we get to catch up with our friends, Andrew and Jennifer. We were looking forward to a home cooked meal and a bed that was not of the hotel variety, although Andrew and Jennifer would insist that it is of hotel quality. I would say that it exceeds […]

Geneva, Switzerland

[28-jan-2004] Our last country, before the UK and our new life in Bristol. Geneva, not the most popular tourist destination, although very handy to the ski slopes of the French Alps, is a fairly quiet city with some interesting history. There is an old Anglican Church that had its floor dug in the 70’s up […]

The Plot Thickens…

[19-jan-2004] Goodness, where do I start here. I guess the beginning. It all started back in Perth after a few drinks with a friend. Dave has acquired himself a new lady friend. Her name is Cath and many of you may know her as the gal from New Zealand who lives at the Sheraton. Well, […]

7 down 93 to go…

[17-jan-2004] Thanks to our tour advisor in Rome (aka Karim) we stopped off in Pisa for the day then onto a charming town named Lucca. Yes Pisa -Leaning Tower OF.. Well, Our train ride was again pleasant and took around an hour and a half with day the day being the bluest skies we have […]

Fascinating Firenze!

[15-jan-2004] Well, Our arrival in Florence was kindly due to the lovely service of Trenitalia! The big train system here in Italy! We used our pre bought Eurail passes and comfortably sat in first class! There is more room on these babies then in an aeroplane – so our journey was pleasant. Three hours or […]

Back to Budget

[21-jan-2004] It is so such an enchanting place, that we decided to stay another two nights (19th -21st Jan). The weather on the weekend was wet so we made full use of our deluxe surroundings. Another night at Hotel Danieli was 5 times the cost of our nightly budget so we relocated. Our simple one […]

Raving about Rome!

[12-jan-2004] After the rain, we did do some “tourist stuff” in Rome – we visited the Spanish steps, many more churches, the Trevi Fountain, Vittorio Emmanuelle Monument, the Coliseum (from the outside only as we ran out of time!) and to top it off – we squeezed in a blessing by the pope! The fashions […]

Tirami il dito!

[9-jan-2004] Tirami il dito : The latest phrase in our Italian vocabulary (English translation : pull my finger!) Ah, Bella Roma!! As we arrived around 2230hrs on Wed night we were stuffed! We had a transfer booked and we happily dragged ourselves into his Mercedes! He did not really speak English so I had a […]