The book shelf is very much like my own at home. Spotting the book on Florence & Tuscany reminded me of a conference in Nice…
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Between the Covers
I was in Nice for a conference. Giovanni had invited me to a small Italian restaurant and hearing him talk about Florence was wonderful. I felt I had already climbed the Campanile, crossed the Arno to the Priti Palace, strolled through the amazing Boboli Gardens. I knew I had to visit
Later, he invited me to his room for a nightcap, I have to admit I was tempted, but one thing would surely lead to another and I was due to fly home tomorrow.
Flying home, I read the Eyewitness Guide bought at the airport. It was safer between these covers…
I have been lucky enough to visit Florence two or three times, I fell in love with it the first time. This book has been invaluable.
Ailsa has chosen ‘Bridges’ as her travel theme this week. Here are some of the bridges I’ve either crossed, travelled on or under or just stared at. You can see more posts on Bridges if you visit wheresmybackpack
This is the view from the window of our hotel in Las Vegas. We were here last 25 years ago, my husband had heard so much about the changes that had taken place during that time that he has spent ages planning a return trip.
Well, the city has certainly changed and grown since we saw it last, but apart from the dazzling lights and razzmatazz of The Strip there’s a lot of buzz here about the forthcoming election.
The buzz we have got has mostly been from taxi drivers who are very keen to tell us how they feel.
One summed up what most of them had told us, “the politicians all shaft the working man, so best vote for the one who will shaft us the least.” (He said his vote was for Obama).
I laughed with him at what he told us, but reflected that I could have been talking with a taxi driver back home, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. The sentiment would have been the same.
I will watch the results with interest and be thinking of Joe the taxi driver, he will be working but listening to his radio.