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Paris River Cruise

Paris River Cruise

Paris River Cruise, River Baroness - Uniworld River Cruises December 26 2015 through January 3 2016   A quick note on how the river cruise operated. It is much different than an ocean cruise. A typical day is you have breakfast on board, head out on a...

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Christmas in Lausanne Switzerland

Christmas in Lausanne Switzerland

Christmas in Lausanne, Switzerland December 23 - 25, 2015 On our way to Paris for our cruise we stopped in Lausanne Switzerland for 3 days. We took the train from Lucca to Florence, spent the night and walked around. The next morning took the train to Milan then on to...

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Sailing off Sardinia, Italy

Sailing off Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia, Italy 21 - 28 August 2015     We started with an evening in Rome as we took the train down from Lucca. Stayed at a very elegant hotel for free with my points. I think Donna is spoiled and we will never stay at a normal hotel again. Walked...

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Dublin Ireland

Dublin Ireland

Visited Dublin and surrounding areas while going to the ELF (European Locksmith Federation) convention in Malahide in North Dublin. So a quick highlight of the trip. Arrived and met up with friends from Orlando and England. Did a Dublin sightseeing bus tour. Easy way...

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The Mille Miglia in Lucca

The Mille Miglia in Lucca

On May 16, the Mille Miglia (1000 miles) came thru Lucca. It is a re-enactment of the original races from the 20's to the 50's. Any car that raced in the original races are eligible to participate in these re-enactments. This year there was 435 cars traveling 1000...

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A Day at the Giro d’Italia

A Day at the Giro d’Italia

Bagni di Lucca,  May 13, 2015 So the Giro d'Italia this year went through Tuscany. After some searching we determined the easiest place to see a stage was in Bagni di Lucca. About 30 minutes north by train. So we bought our train tickets, about 12 euro round trip for...

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Seville Spain

Seville Spain

Seville, Spain 25 Feb. - 1 Mar. 2015 We went on a short trip to Seville to visit some friends we made in Lucca. They had gone back to the US for a few months and now were in Seville for 3 months. We went with another friend from Lucca and had a great time. Bus to...

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