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Old 01-08-2019, 06:44 PM   #41
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Taking the family to Nova Scotia for the month of June.
We loved it there. Have you been before?
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:25 PM   #42
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If you go to Malaga I know a great hospital!
Indeed, when I saw Malaga on the map, I thought of your story.

If I have an emergency, will try to hold it while I try to get there. At the hospital, if I show them your photo (taken from this forum) and say that I am your friend, will the nurses treat me more kindly?

Or will they turn me away? "Entrada prohibida!".
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:29 PM   #43
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Indeed, when I saw Malaga on the map, I thought of your story.

If I have an emergency, will try to hold it while I try to get there. At the hospital, if I show them your photo (taken from this forum) and say that I am your friend, will the nurses treat me more kindly?

Or will they turn me away? "Entrada prohibida!".
Just be careful of the 'Olive oil & bread' breakfasts.

(The nurses, and the two female doctors, who attended to me were delightful.)
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:40 PM   #44
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Just be careful of the 'Olive oil & bread' breakfasts.
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Spain and Portugal combined are larger than many people imagine. That's a lot of stops.
The driving in Spain isn't hard, but the long distance driving is no fun. It was much more taxing than the same distance in the US.


But as someone who is reluctant to get things on the calendar, I like to see so many plans in place.



The only one I am serious about is a Med cruise in October, but I still haven't called back with my credit card on that one.



Friends moved to Guayaquil, and intend to visit them soon, but only poked around on flights so far... nothing booked. Found a good Skiplagged for the return, but flying out of Charlotte is always higher than practically any comparably large airport.
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We're visiting Oahu, Maui and Hawaii in February. In June we will be cruising from Vancouver to Seward then splitting a week between Denali and Kenai.
We just got back from a Hawaiian cruise. Our story is attached.
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We've been in Auckland, NZ for the past month. Leaving next Monday for 6 weeks in Morocco - visiting Tangier, Fez. Then on to Marseille, Tuscany perhaps Croatia. Back home in the U.S. at the end of May.

On to Mexico in late August.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:33 PM   #48
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Spending two weeks in May near Las Vegas, a trip to China in April, and Hawaii in June. Hoping to squeeze an Alaska cruise in somewhere too. Haven't traveled much in the last couple of years so I'm making up for lost time.
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We just got back from a Hawaiian cruise. Our story is attached.
That was really nice, and informative as it's a trip I looked at doing.

You answered a couple of questions including the weird stop in Mexico on the way back.
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A bread roll and a portion of olive oil. (They did call on morning # 2 and ask if I would prefer jam.)
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A bread roll and a portion of olive oil. (They did call on morning # 2 and ask if I would prefer jam.)


Quite different than an English breakfast, eh?

But that helps keep the hospital costs down, and the patients' girth too.


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Whistler in February and Puerto Vallarta in March.

Iíll most likely visit family in Europe this September, along with a side trip somewhere. Iím thinking southern Spain or Croatia.
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We are counting down the days to leave snow and cold weather behind us.



We leave in just under two weeks for a month in Thailand followed by a month in Australia, and a short stop in Hawaii on the way home.



This will be our fourth winter in Thailand. We are very much looking forward to it.


What are you thinking of doing in Australia? DH and I are considering a trip there in October or November for 4-5 weeks. Itís impossible to see everything interesting even if we limit ourselves only to the East Coast. We want to go diving for a week or so, but the rest is open.
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This trip we plan to spend time around the Gold Coast. Our schedule is fairly open for two weeks. We plan to meet up with friends. After that we fly to Tasmania (from Brisbane) for a week or so of touring. Then to Sydney for five days.

Australia is huge. We have been there twice before. On our last trip we rented a car and toured from Gold Coast to Sydney. Then did another rental from Sydney, drove to Melbourne, and then up the Great Ocean Road. It was wonderful. We spent time in Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef area so many years ago that we can hardly remember it. We very much liked Adelaide as well. We have yet to go into the interior.

On the last trip we also picked up a last minute 21 day Australia/NZ cruise from Sydney that ended in Perth.
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A lot of adventurous travelers here!

Our choice is about a month in Italy visiting:
Varenna for relaxation after the long flight (north of Milan on Lake Como)
Castlerotto for hiking (in the Dolomites)
Venice ... hopefully will survive the crowds, last there in 1972
Florence
Siena
Orvieto
Rome in a VRBO accommodation

During this time I'm getting deeper into reading about Italian history. Specifically reading Ancient Rome: the rise and fall of an empire (link: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )

We like to do watercolor sketching so hopefully this trip is not too busy to allow some slowing down and drawing. Did some of this in 2015 in Italy. Here is a pic of my ultralight art kit with converted Altoids paint box:

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Hmm my post did not 'take', so I will try again.
First a cruise to the Bahamas in February with my son to celebrate our 40th anniversary and my retirement.

Then in the spring a trip west with a travel trailer to visit relatives and to sight see. Missouri; Houston; Carlsbad Caverns; Rodeo, NM; Grand Canyon; Las Vegas; Yellowstone;Great Falls, Mt; Badlands; Wisconsin.
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