To be clear, this Blog does not receive any payment, in any form for the accolades we may give to a person, product, business or city. Plain and simple, if we like something, we say so. If we don’t like something, we either don’t add it, or it’s added as part of the dialogue of things to watch out for.
The Blog is purely for family and friends to follow our adventure, misadventures or boredom. If you like the Blog – great …. if you don’t that’s great also ….. regardless, we will continue to pursue our dreams and write it down.
Now …. back to the fun stuff …. the things that we dream of ….. the “Bests” so we can plan where to return and where to avoid:
Best city ….. Lucca, Lourmarin, Cucuron, Venice, Paris, Sorrento and Rome.
Best restaurant ….. Lucca, Paris and Rome
Best hotel …. Venice, (Best VRBO – Lucca then Lourmarin)
Best site …. Blue Grotto on Capri, Colosseum in Rome and Cucuron pool
Best tour …. Blue Grotto on Capri and Restaurant 58 on the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Best new Friends …. Robah in Paris, Salvatore in Lucca and Michele in Rome
Best internet …. Lucca – we could get service on the street 3 floors below
Best TV …. It’s a toss-up …. we didn’t watch TV in any of the locations this time
Best weather …. Awesome in all locations although we had rain in Holland and sizzle in Italy
Best “catch & release” …. Lourmarin and Lucca
Best street act …. Lucca – Ringo Starr – “Yellow Submarine”
As mentioned in last years observations – “Train stations ….. remember they are generally open to the elements ….. in other words if it’s cold outside, the station will be cold.” ….. They can also be hot, very hot in summer.
Three years ago, when in Rome, we went to an amazing outdoor restaurant. Later in that year we read an article stating that the restaurant was laundering money for the Mafia. Well, it’s still there …. but alas, it has no outdoor service, only indoor – it’s lost it’s charm for us!