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Desenzano, Lake Garda

Along with our two weeks at Luogomano, Lake Garda was the highlight of our trip. Daniel has visited many times before, but this was my first experience. We booked the train up as a last minute decision, which cost about 27 euro each way. At the time, we were staying with my brother in Ca… Continue reading Desenzano, Lake Garda

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Florence

Alright, so Florence was doomed from the beginning because it just so happened that we were visiting on the hottest day of the day year. Apparently the temperature got up to 42 degrees in the shade, which was amplified by the narrow streets of Florence and the buildings which radiated heat even after the sun… Continue reading Florence

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Rome

As our trip went on, the temperature crept up. By the time we reached Rome, we had pretty much accepted the constant layer of moisture that sat on our bodies. We stayed in a camping village on the outskirts of Rome called Plus Camping Roma, http://www.plushostels.com/pluscampingroma. The place got a fab write up on hostelbookers… Continue reading Rome

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First time HelpX: Luogomano

We had heard a lot about HelpX; from those who had had wonderful, life changing experiences, to those who were practically forced into slave labour. Luckily, our experience turned out to be the former. Luogomano was perched on the hills outside Florence, but our original host was at Lake Orta, near Milan. They cancelled on… Continue reading First time HelpX: Luogomano

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Milan

Our whirlwind stay in Milan began with two expensive taxi rides: the first took us no where near our hostel, the second was because we had given up with navigating the city. Milan, or Italian cities in general, have not been particularly back-packer friendly. There is a distinct lack of signage or directions and the… Continue reading Milan