Olympic Village Hotel
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... culture, and a lot of my time has been in touristy areas, so it could be clouded by people who are paid to deal with foreigners. But one of the biggest things that struck me was how open and friendly everyone was. Not only that, but many of the people we encountered just seemed more relaxed and just "real" to me.
Again, I don’t know if this is because I didn’t encounter anyone for more than a few days maximum, but there just seemed to be ...
... that would have happened in the good 'ol US of A.
Big bathrooms. Even the most "luxurious" place we stayed (in Alba) had a relatively small shower. I can't wait to shave my legs in comfort again.
Free bathrooms. I should have had a line item in the budget for paying for bathrooms in Italy. Some places charged as much as 1.50 Euro just to use the restroom (I'm looking at you, Venice). Alba and the surrounding area was the ONLY area where there was ...
I love technology.
Seriously, while planning for this trip, I've become so grateful for technology. From using Google Drive to edit documents and make them available offline to downloading apps that allow me to "star" main attractions and restaurants in cities, I am in awe of how much is available.
I've downloaded all of the TripAdvisor offline itineraries for Rome/Florence/Venice. I've downloaded CityMaps2Go ...
I did a trial run this weekend for packing and it turns out these hiking bags are not very big. I know what you're thinking: "Of course, Meg. That's why everyone looked at you like you were crazy when you said you were only packing one hiking backpack."
Okay, so my spatial reasoning leaves much to be desired. BUT - I'm glad I did a trial run, because I realized a few things that were entirely unnecessary.
Paperless is the Way to Go
... wind, or problems to contend with.
We were stopped by US Customs and asked to clear customs in Point Breeze. We followed their instructions and made our way to the customs clearance dock.
"Clearing" customs meant talking to a video phone connection and providing all of our passport information. Very interesting indeed!
The channel to the city dock ...