Christine Crossingham

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Christine Crossingham

Want to travel and see all the wonders of the world.
Divorced and free to roam ! But I will come home!! One day!



Europe » Italy » Campania » Positano June 13th 2013

Well it is nearly over! I have enjoyed some wonderful company these past 5 weeks and shared experiences that will be embedded in my memory forever. From visiting the lakes of Italy, meandering the canals of Venice even under floods!, to exploring new towns, clambering over ruins, tasting wonderful food, revisiting Rome and being continually in awe of the amazing remnants of a civilisation past, enduring the wonderful weather and sometimes the deplorable weather, meeting new people from Australia and other parts of our world, enjoying the hospitality of some enthusiastic italians, and of some that couldn't care, but do you know, i would not change anything of these last 5 weeks. Having dreamed of this trip for so long, my life is enriched, and I will now continue to travel as much as i can, ... read more

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice May 25th 2013

We have now boarded the Ruby Princess yesterday amid horrid weather! The san marco area was flooded again which made it awkward to board our ferry to the ship, but eventually cold and wet we finally checked in. We were upgraded and got an outside cabin. Today we have ventured out for one last walk around this amazing city.We have concentrated inthe Dorsoduro area which is opposite the main part of venice. Currentlh we are in a bar - Deb wihnan americano (drink!) and i have a spritzer - as you do!!!! We will head back to the ship for our departure from Venice - many memorable moments, enjoyable commeraderie for my birhday dinner- one that will take a lot to beat. Have enjoyed staying here for 6 days...any less would not do at all.. Will ... read more

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice May 25th 2013

We have now boarded the Ruby Princess yesterday amid horrid weather! The san marco area was flooded again which made it awkward to board our ferry to the ship, but eventually cold and wet we finally checked in. We were upgraded and got an outside cabin. Today we have ventured out for one last walk around this amazing city.We have concentrated inthe Dorsoduro area which is opposite the main part of venice. Currentlh we are in a bar - Deb wihnan americano (drink!) and i have a spritzer - as you do!!!! We will head back to the ship for our departure from Venice - many memorable moments, enjoyable commeraderie for my birhday dinner- one that will take a lot to beat. Have enjoyed staying here for 6 days...any less would not do at all.. Will ... read more

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice May 22nd 2013

Well finally i am able to get on the internet! We arrived in Venice on Sat by train and it took no time at all. Found our hotel which is right beside the Danieli hotel which is very elaborate. Deb Paulides had arrived early on Sat and was there waiting for us. After Julie and Julia arrived we went to San Marco sq and treated ourselves to a bubbly, music and sunshine at Florian Caffe in the square. Jim and Sonia joined us and we all ended up in at a tiny restaurant for dinner. Sunday we all just meandered around sightseeing even stopping at Harrys Bar for an Americano. Hotel Wildner for my birthday dinner! Food was great, position was right on the waterfront and I again was so humbled to have been able to ... read more

Europe » Italy May 12th 2013

Saturday we left Milan and travelled to Sirmione. Beautiful resort town on the edge of Lake Garda. We went for a half hour boat ride on the lake to see the town from a different perspective....it was gorgeous.....once back on land we explored the fort ruins and what was inside was unexpected. Nestled behind the walls was a myriad of alleys that housed little cafes, gelateria and shops..awesome! and that was an introduction to what we were to experience on this trip. Sunday we travelled all the way around Lake Garda to all little towns and right up to the very end of the lake Riva del Grada....all of the towns have something different to offer.Food has been delicious!!Again the history of these places and their presence is aweinspiring. Today we go to Verona, then on ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan May 9th 2013

Now 9.30 and just arrived back to the hotel after an exhausting afternoon! The whole tour experience was amazing and to actually stand in front of the Last Supper and know that you are standing in the same room as Leonardo had been, is quite an experience. Because they are trying to retain the fresco without having to touch it up too much, you go through three chambers which are climate controlled to help maintain the atmosphere. It was truly an amazing work of art - along with all the other pieces, Botticelli, Raphael, Titan..... Stayed with two other ladies who I met that are from QLD and are actually leaving to go to Paris tomorrow - we found a bar and had an aperitif and free tapas which is offered for happy hour! My tour ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan May 9th 2013

Ciao !! Have arrived here Thursday 9th May after a very long flight!! Wonderful view flying into Milan over the snow capped Dolomites - awesome view! Managed to coordinate my way on to the train at Malpensa airport to Milano Centrale.. then managed to follow my map to the hotel where I am now waiting for my room. Will head off soon to do the Leonardo tour!! 22 degs here and wonderful!! Catch you all later!! Ciao!... read more

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan May 7th 2013

Well now Tuesday and one more sleep!! Packed - unpacked - repacked - unpacked....Hate this part of it!Weather will be mixed - starts coolish and by June will be quite warm.Have had a great weekend of enjoying company of many people who mean a lot in my life - we all had a ball! Will miss you all while I am away, but will remember the fun we all had last weekend. First stop is Milan - arrive there Thursday morning 8.30 am - then full into it. Have a tour organised for the afternoon to the Leonardo Da Vinci gallery and the Last Supper. looking forward to that so much. Will check in after I have been there to share the experirnce with you all. You can message me on this site at PRIVATE MESSAGE ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan May 1st 2013

So now 2 weeks becomes 1 week - I don't think the excitement has hit me as yet... maybe when I close my suitcase it will feel real!! When I get ot the Airport... and check in.. and use a gift given to me ! A complimentary access to the QANTAS club lounge!! Way to go!... read more

Europe » Italy April 24th 2013

Well two weeks today I will be up and away to yet enjoy another escapade!! Longing to return to Venice has been a 12 year wait but thankful that I am able to get there - AND... to bring in my high jump into my 60'th year. A long time planning will come to fruition soon...So humbled by the people making this detour into Venice to celebrate with me for a few days, and of those choosing to share their holiday with me. I am taking a 7 day tour of the Lakes area in Italy, then back to Milan overnight to meet up with Deb when she arrives on May 17. The following day we head down to Venice from Milan and enjoy exploring the myriad of alley ways of Venice and expect to get ... read more




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