This helped me narrow down the itineraries to ones that included Portofino as a stop.
We began in Rome, with one night at the Albergo Ottocento hotel. That was a good choice, located between the Trevi fountain, the Spanish Steps. We walked just about everywhere. Of course you cannot see Rome in one day, but we made a good attempt. I had met someone on CruiseCritic.com who would be on the same cruise, and we had arranged to share a taxi to the port in Civitavecchia, about an hour away
Of all the French wine-growing areas, Alsace, close to the German border, stands apart. Its differences from the rest of France are obvious: The landscapes, the architecture, even the food, seem to have more connections with central Europe than with the rest of France. Place names and the local dialect are clearly more German than French.
Thanks to its rich architecture and cultural heritage, this wine-growing region attracts enthusiasts with a combination of wine and other pleasures.
Every one has a place in Paris, even those who are not fond of daylight. For the night owls, Paris offers many ways to experience the city by moonlight. From the art lovers to the clubbers, Paris keeps everyone happy in its endless supply of various activities and venues from museums to theater to clubs. So sleep in and get ready to say "bonsoir".
Take a cruise along the Seine in a Bateau Mouche, and be showered with the lights shimmering all around you from other boats along
After leaving Rome in the early afternoon (Saturday) by the Eurostar train to Naples we got into Naples a couple hours later in the late afternoon. Having been forewarned about Naples being dirty and crime ridden we took a cab to get to our hotel as quickly as possible. The area around the train station was scarey, not to mention very dirty. Once at the hotel we felt better. The hotel was in a very nice area and so we took a stroll around the area and the waterfront which was most appealing. We
Honduras remains one of the least developed and least visited (only about 800,000 tourists a year, comprised mostly of divers heading for the Bay Island
and Missionaries "helping" the indigenous) countries in Central American.
Poverty is pervasive and can be a distraction to the inexperienced third-world traveler.
If you can accept the realities of these conditions and are up for some adventure travel and exposure to historic Central American culture,
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