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Florence — Firenze really IS a dream …

Our first day in Florence, also known locally as Firenze, and we woke up late, but made it JIT (just in time at 8:45 am) for a partial breakfast with grumpy women cleaning everything up as quickly as they could.  … Continue reading

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India, the Internet at the Mumbai Airport, and Good CS

“FREE wifi” offered at the airport is just a joke.  It SOUNDS good, but only if you have an Indian mobile phone number.  Internet access has been dodgy at best, for “tech savvy” India.  OK, maybe Mumbai isn’t the Tech … Continue reading

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UN-Believable – Final

It’s now 2 am and I realize I HAVE TO book tickets now or take the chance the 2 seats at 10:30 am would be taken already.  The front desk calls Shakir, the owner of the hotel, and he tells … Continue reading

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UN-believable!

Sri Lanka is to Ayunbowan (Welcome) to Visitors as India is to the opposite!  It’s been an experience of oversights, missed connections, circular passing the buck, general incompetence and severe frustration. OK, I’ll give India another chance, but so far, … Continue reading

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Getting around India — maybe

Well, it took several trips to the Indian Visa Center in Colombo Sri Lanka to get our visas, and Rp. 15,000+ (about $150) – FINALLY.  Plus, the visa folks there didn’t seem to care if we went to India or … Continue reading

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Some Things About Sri Lanka

Some minor corrections and additional comments – thank you to those who sent in comments! * Sri Lankans have charming and genuine smiles!  Their whole face lights up, eyes crinkle, and wonderful white teeth!  Such gracious people!  OK, this is … Continue reading

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Oz 2 – another round of Australia

Return to Australia – Aussie 2 Jan. 5, 2011 Sydney After dropping off Mark to the Sydney airport, we checked out of Bounce Hotel as the dorms / hostel portion was closed to us per their policy on not allowing … Continue reading

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