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Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan November 14th 2009

Saturday 14.11.2009 Day 30 Malian sightseeing It was over cast and a bit cold today so we decided to take a day off from the show. We had a bit of a look around where we are staying and then looked more into buying a car. It is a lot harder than we thought it would be! We were going to buy a car in Italy on Monday use it the whole time we are in Europe but getting it registered and insurance when you are not a resident is hard and we cannot prove residency or have a fixed address. We can now see why the French buy back scream is so good. We have deiced we will rent a car for a week and then got to the UK a see if we can ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan November 13th 2009

Friday 13.11.2009 Day 29 Malian Bike show day 1 We had a fantastic time at the Malian Bike show today we got the bus in and women where allowed in free today (there as still not a lot of women compared to men there). There were 24 stands each about the size of the Sydney motto show. The is a live moto cross track and placed to test ride bikes and learn to ride. There was sooo many ppl and so many bikes. There were also lots of scooters more then I have ever seen before all so different and in fantastic colors as well as small cars. Oh course we headed for the MV Agusta stand first and as owners we got to sit in the VIP tent were they gave us lots of cocktails, ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan November 12th 2009

Thursday 12.11.2009 Day 28 Madrid to Malian Had a great bfast, checked out of the hotel when to the airport and gave the car back without any problems. Then go on the aircraft to Milan. In Malian we were met by a driver who took us to our hotel. We checked in and then went for a walk and found a great Italian pizza place. We found a gelato place that sold wine on the way back so got some and had a great dinner at out new hotel. Oh I almost forgot It was my first time on a budget airline! You would think when booking a RTW trip with Quanta’s club (esp when you are a Qantas club member) that they would warn you when you book a seat on a budget airline. There ... read more
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Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid November 11th 2009

Wednesday 11.11.2009 Day 27 Outskirts of Madrid We got up and had the bfast in our hotel that was included in the price. It was a fantastic bfast. We then went to the Almansa castle it cost 3 eu each to get in it was a 12 centaury castle and had fantastic views. We then drive back to Madrid so that we would be close to give the car back and get out flights to Malian tomorrow. We had lunch on the road and dinner in our hotel. ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Alicante November 10th 2009

We got up had bfast and went to the Castile santa Barbara the oldest parts of it where 11th century and it had been extended and re built on a few times after that. There was a lift added in the 60tys so we did not have to walk up the stairs. It had a fantastic view of the city and was free to get into. They were doing work on it while we were there. They seem to be removing some of the newer additions to it to restore it back to its older state. We then headed along the coast and saw some great little coastal towns on the Santa Barbara (white sand) coast. We managed to extend our car lease for an extra day we thought we could just ring up and extend ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia November 9th 2009

Monday 9.11.2009 Day 25 We drive from Valencia to Alicante by the express way. It was a great road and we saw lots of orange trees and farm house on the way and a few castles. Alicante is on the Mediterranean Sea lots of people head here in summer. The sea looks fantastic but the beaches are not that good. We shopped at our favorite European supermarket Carrefour for dinner. As the sangria (69 eu) is cheaper then orange juice (1.20 eu) so we now drink it instead! We stayed at a etap hotel which was only 39 eu a night +3.60 eu each for bfast parking was free. We are enjoying having a car it gives us lots of freedom to explore. ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia November 8th 2009

We were in the Ducati stand at the moto Gp and Casey had pole so we though we where in for a good day. The stand next to us was the Bautastia stand and he won the 250 race so we hoped we would as well. They put up a big banner with #19 on for their rider and as we where close we helped them hold it us. When he won he stopped in front of the stand and through his gloves into the crowd. For the warm up lap the Ducati stand all held up card to make a big Italian flag as we did this and Casey came around he crashed right in front of us at first I thought it was Haydon who cashed as I could not believe Casey would crash. ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia November 7th 2009

Saturday 7.11.2009 Day 23 We got up and had bfast then decided to have a bit more of a sleep in before heading off to the track for Qualifying at Valencia. It was very exciting with Casey getting pole. James Tosland did a concert where he song and played piano as a fare well to moto gp, he was very good I do not know how he gets the time to play he even wrote one of the songs he song. ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia November 6th 2009

Friday 6.11.2009 Day 22 Practice day at Valencia. We had lots of fun watching Casey get the fastest time in practice today. Then back to the hotel for some rest before going to the Ducati party at the Cathedral that started at midnight and we did not get home till about 4. There was also a absolute promotion on so lots of vodka was consumed and we won lots of absolute prizes. Alcohol is very cheap in Spain. ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia November 5th 2009

Thursday 5.11.2009 Day 21 We had bfast with the Pramax, Ducati, Yamaha, KTM and Aprilia teams. Then we went to the track for the ride for health day. Ride for health day in Valencia. We did a pit lane walk and saw lots of riders only Kello from the Ducatti teams was there and I got my photo taken with him. ... read more
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