Under The Tuscan Sun June 22nd 2012 Italy is in my opinion one of the most beautiful countries in the world- with rolling hills, picturesque seaside villages, historic cities and magnificent lakes, one could spend a life time traveling this place (enjoying the food on offer) and still miss amazing places. This is my third trip to Italy (I have now spent about four weeks here all up), so if it looks like I missed important places on ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Lake Garda Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
We having been living overseas for the last two and a half years (Canada and London), and now that our UK Visas have ended we are returning to the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Naturally we are traveling our way home... for 5 months.
We have hired a VW camper-van which we are picking up in Amsterdam and are planing to drive around as much of Europe as we can before returning it in Amsterdam in 10 weeks time. After a reasonable resting period we will fly to Nairobi, Kenya we will join a 2 month Kenya to Cape Town overland camping expedition.
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