Free travel home page with storage for your pictures and travel reports! login GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community
 Forgot password?
sign up

Top 3 members
wojtekd 40
basia 40
pictor 20
Member snaps

Lizzie's Travel log

about me      | my friends      | pictures      | albums      | reports      | travel log      | travel tips      | guestbook      | activities      | contact      |

Welcome to my Travel Log!

Log entries 1 - 1 of 1 

Aug 30, 2005 06:00 PM Summer 2005

Well what an eventful summer it's been. I started off in Prague, which was amazing because I went in late May and managed to miss all the tourists. You have to BOOK taxis [to and from the airport etc.] or they seriously overcharge. Then I went on an Art History Abroad course to Venice, Florence and Rome [] - an unbelieveably WONDERFUL introduction to the Art world with lots of lovely people and delicious Italian food and wine. My next stop was Bologna to check out the university [oldest in Europe] which was a potential choice for my third year abroad. I got there in August, though, and that's when the Italians take their "ferie" - they leave the towns and cities and head for the coast for their summer holidays, so it was quite deserted. The same applies again with regard to the taxi situation [Taxi Cotabo, Bologna: 051372727]. What I was really looking for was a town rich in art and culture, but I was quite disappointed with the art side of things. I took a 15 hour train through Milan and down the French coast to Nice and then up to Avignon which is great in August. I just missed the annual Jazz Festival [most of July] so that's been noted for next year! I then headed off to Forcalquier in Aix-en-Provence for a bit of rural French life - petanque and all! The area is absolutely stunning, especially the Gorge du Verdon where you can hire a pedalo/canoe/kayak/electric boat, take a picnic and disappear off through the gorge with stops for swimming and cliff-jumping. My last stop was Competa in Andalucia, Southern Spain. It's a tiny village but a good distance from the beach [banana boating etc.], the airport, the water park and some excellent and really cheap retail outlets. It was an absolutely amazing holiday and now here I am, back in freezing Scotland, longing for next summer!

Publish your own story!

  Terms and Conditions    Privacy Policy    Press    Contact    Impressum
  © 2002 - 2024 Findix Technologies GmbH Germany    Travel Portal Version: 4.2.8