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Trip Start May 28, 2007
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Trip End Dec 31, 2007


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Saturday, June 30, 2007

WHAT WAS THE TRIP LIKE IN TOTAL:
READ ON AND FIND OUT:

TIRING AND EXHAUSTING:

THIS VACATION/HOLIDAY/ADVENTURE/TRIP WAS VERY TIRING AND EXHAUSTING BECAUSE WE WERE PRETTY MUCH ON THE GO, ALL OF THE TIME. THERE WERE VERY FEW MORNING THAT WE GOT TO SLEEP IN AFTER 6:00am.
IT IS HARDER THAN GOING TO WORK;
BUT IT IS MORE FUN AND MORE INTERESTING.

CHALLENGES:

FINDING:
   -  WASHROOMS, QUITE OFTEN THERE IS A CHARGE TO USE PUBLIC WASHROOMS
   - INTERNET SITES
   - PLACES TO EAT  - ie. MACDONALD'S

FINDING AND BUYING; 
   - COCA-COLA (DIET)
   - CHOCOLATE BARS
   - ICE CREAM

ADJUSTING TO THE DIFFERENT CURRENCIES
IE. -  GAS IS 1.14 A LITRE IN EUROPE - SEEMS REASONABLE
       AND IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE CATCHING UP TO THEM.
       BUT THE 1.14 IS IN EURO'S, WHICH IS ABOUT $1.75 CDN.

CONSTANT DEADLINES EVERYDAY - ALMOST.

TOTAL IMPRESSION:

THE TOTAL IMPRESSION AND EXPERIENCE OF ANY PLACE IS MADE UP OF 1,000's & 1,000's & 1,000's OF LITTLE IMPRESSIONS AND EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE TO BE SEEN AND EXPERIENCED AND FELT THAT ADD UP TO THE TOTAL IMPRESSION AND EXPERIENCE THAT CAN NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER BE PUT INTO WORDS IN A TRAVELBLOG.
IMPRESSIONS:
 - NARROW, ENCLOSED COBBLE STONE STREETS
 - EVERYONE AROUND YOU ON THE STREET SMOKING EVERYWHERE
 - LITTLE 3 WHEELED TRUCKS, MOTOR SCOOTERS AND 2 PASSENGER TAXI'S ROARING ALL AROUND YOU - THE SMALLER THE VEHICLE, THE MORE NOISE THEY SEEM TO MAKE (LIKE SOME PEOPLE) - MAYBE THE SMALLER VEHICLES DO NOT BOTHER TO HAVE MUFFLERS, SORT OF LIKE GAS LAWNMOWERS.
 - PAYING TO USE PUBLIC WASHROOMS  -  AS HIGH AS ONE EURO IN ITALY (THAT'S $1.50 CDN.).
 - PAYING A COVER CHARGE FOR SITTING AT A RESTAURANT TABLE, THAT IS IN ADDITION TO PAYING THE OUTRAGEOUS PRICE FOR THE FOOD THAT YOU HAVE EATEN (COCA-COLA IS PARTICULARLY EXPENSE) AND A CHARGE FOR SERVICE, WHICH THEY ADD ONTO YOUR BILL.
 - THE ITALIAN MEN IN ITALY CHECKING LISE OUT - SHE SEEMED TO LIKE IT AND SEEMED TO GET A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PLEASURE AND ENJOYMENT OUT OF IT. SHE DENIES LIKING IT, BUT SHE SURE GETS A VERY BIG SMILE ON HER FACE WHEN SHE TELLS ME AND/OR OTHERS ABOUT IT.
 - ANCIENT RUINS THAT GO BACK 2,000 - 3,000 - 4,000 & EVEN 5,000 YEARS AGO.
 - THE NUMBER OF CHURCHES - STAGGERING,
 - THE SIZE OF SOME OF THE CHURCHES - MIND BOGGLING.
 - THE BRIGHT BLUE AND/OR BRIGHT BLUE GREEN OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA  -  EVEN THE SKY SEEMED TO BE A BRIGHTER BLUE - MAY BE A LACK OF POLLUTION ONCE YOU GET OUT TO SEA.

 - EURO'S IN DIFFERENT SIZES FOR DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS  - THE LARGER THE AMOUNT - THE LARGER THE SIZE.
TO SUM IT UP  -  WE CANNOT SAY WHAT IT WAS REALLY LIKE  - WE CAN ONLY GIVE YOU SOME OF OUR IMPRESSIONS AND EXPERIENCES. AND EVERYONE EXPERIENCES THINGS DIFFERENTLY AND IN DIFFERENT WAYS - DEPENDING ON THEIR INTERESTS AND BACKGROUND.

WAS IT ALL WORTH IT  -  ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!

SEE BELOW FOR MORE:

LIFELONG DREAM:
I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A VERY INTENSE AND KEEN INTEREST IN HISTORY - A PASSION FOR HISTORY - EVER SINCE I WAS 16 YEARS OLD.
SO SEEING MANY OF THE SYMBOLS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM THE CLASSICAL, ANCIENT ROMAN AND GREEK ERA, THE MEDIEVAL ERA, THE RENAISSANCE, THE BYZANTINE CIVILIZATION AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE HAS BEEN A LIFE LONG DREAM OF MINE.
SO NOT ONLY WAS IT VERY INTERESTING  -  IT WAS FUN TOOOOOO.

SO LONG FOR NOW:
OTTAWA DAVE
AND
THE VERY LOVELY LISE


OTHER POSSIBLE TRIPS IN THE NEAR FUTURE:

1. MANIWAKI CAMPOUT  JUNE 28/JULY 02

2. TORONTO TO VISIT DAD's DEAR DARLING DEVOTED DAUGHTER
     -  JULY 13/JULY17

3. FITZROY HARBOUR -CAMPING - AUGUST 01/AUGUST 12 - MAYBE
    & SUDBURY TOO.

4.  THAT IS ALL THAT IS PLANNED FOR RIGHT NOW
     UNLESS WE DECIDE TO TAKE A SHORT TRIP TO CHICAGO, OR
     SAN FRANCISCO &/OR NEW YORK CITY - PROBABLY NOT  -  WE
     WOULD LIKE TO SPEND SOME TIME IN OTTAWA  -  AND LISE, 
     UNFORTUNATELY HAS TO WORK.

5. NO TRAVELBLOGS ON THOSE TRIPS - UN,LESS I CHANGE MY MIND





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andyflower87 on

Wonderful place that i visit Ottawa really a most affordable and best city according to its beauty .Really i like it especially due to its multicultural

myoii on

I find some of my best deals in this wonderful city of the Canada and a beautiful city of the world
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