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Final thoughts....

Melbourne, Australia

Well, we are home now! We're happy to be back in our own place, with the doggies and in our own bed.

We had an absolute ball, so thanks to everyone who contributed to our travel fund!!

Here are our final thoughts:


Favourite place/s: Amsterdam,Great city, easy to get around with everything from great galleries to liberal drug laws(something for everyone) and everyone speaks English which makes all the more easy to get around.
Cinque Terre, Beautiful place to relax and unwind

Favourite experience/s:
Not one but all the different food we got to eat and see in the markets, Especially Tokyo Fish Market
Wandering about Dijon

Most interesting experience:
Hard to pick one, the whole trip was one big interesting experiance

Least favourite place/experience:
Lyon, not through any fault of their own, just bad timing and not having booked accommodation ahead of time.
Nice, having to climb up the huge hill to our hostel in the pouring rain and ending up with a cold.

Best food experience: Between, La Rochelle (Iron Chef Sakai's Restaurant in Tokyo) and L'isle Sonnante in Avignon (Baby Ravioli topped with perfectly cooked Fois Grais, Heaven)
Chocolate shop in Venice

Best gallery: Georges Pompidou, fourth floor was very average but the fifth floor was amazing (The best of modern art from Piccasso, Kandinsky, Dali, Matisse etc etc)
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, again as above

Best activity:The whole trip, too hard to single out one, maybe further down the track when i can digest it all a bit more.

Prettiest scenery:Cinque Terre, The Cottswolds, Tuscany

Best accommodation:Apartment in Florence

Any regrets?:Never have any regrets!

Place most likely to return to: Amsterdam, Tokyo


Favourite place/s: Florence (Tuscany)

Favourite experience/s: Swimming in the clear waters of Cinque Terre; Eating in Iron Chef Restaurants; being with Kristian for 6.5 weeks straight!

Most interesting experience: Tokyo (as it was the most 'foreign' country we went to) and Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

Least favourite place/experience: Nice! The French Riviera is so overrated and vacuous; living out of a suitcase and not having my hair straightener!; Waiting in train queues in France!

Best food experience: Kristian's prosciutto, pesto and mozzarella pasta in Cinque Terre and L'Isle Sonnante in Avignon; Market produce in France; chocky in Venice; Gelati from Vivoli in Florence

Best gallery: Georges Pompidou in Paris and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Best activity: Driving through the villages of Provence; strolling through Dijon; shopping in Florence; Driving through England with Mike; Market hopping in France

Prettiest scenery: Costwalds, Tuscany, Provence.

Best accommodation: Mikey's house and the apartment in Florence.

Any regrets? Not doing Karaoke and bars in Tokyo.

Place most likely to return to: Italy and Japan....because I didn't get to see enough!

permalink written by  JaneandKristian on October 27, 2007 from Melbourne, Australia
from the travel blog: Jane and Kristian's honeymoon
tagged Melbourne

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