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Hi, my name is Michael, I'm an aspiring blogger and I want to tell you about how I will travel the world.
While I was in Italy and shared my impressions and thoughts with you. I hope you will be interested, and I will try as accurately as possible to convey their thoughts about traveling. Next, I want to visit other countries of Europe.
By the way I live in Sweden, although born and raised in Russia.
I work remotely and therefore work does not interfere with me to travel.
Each journey begins with an exciting expectation of something new, and ends with a heady aftertaste, which is difficult to convey with the help of words. We look through the photos, change the avatars Facebook and tell family and friends interesting stories from a recent trip, as if so, again scrolling through the tape of his memory, trying to delay briefly those magical moments that, unfortunately, have already been left behind. Maybe the desire to share their experiences is a natural epilogue to any good trip. Anyway, it is this desire and was the main reason for the creation of this blog.
Our little travel diary is a timid attempt to preserve the emotions and impressions that, settling dust on road backpacks, come back with us from every distant trip. Here we will publish photo reports about recent travels, as well as share with you interesting tips on how to travel independently and make each trip much more budget.
This blog is a small platform on which we will generate information about the most interesting discounts and promotions, as well as share with you photo reports about recent travel and unusual tips on how to save on travel. Be with us and we will try not to disappoint you. On February 10, 2018, we will start our personal blog. And we hope that this date will be the starting point in the fate of a successful project, which is sure to find its readers.
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I always raved about Italy - so much that I studied the language of this country, and did it with ease. He is so melodic, so well remembered that with real Italians in skype I was able to communicate in a couple of months. They called me to themselves and wondered why the average Russian girl can not afford a trip to Europe. Actually, I also worried this question. I have studied, probably, hundreds of proposals from travel agencies - and all is not right. Beach vacation in the resorts I'm not particularly interesting - over the sea and the sun you can cheaply fly to Egypt, Italy is a country with ancient culture and temperamental people. I wanted to know her life, but sightseeing tours allow you to see everything only on the tops, and I did not want to be limited to one city. And one day I came across a site for renting motorcycles, including in the land of my dreams - Toprentmoto.com. The decision ripened quickly. I bought a ticket for the cheapest charter flight to Pisa and booked the cheapest motorcycle offered - for two weeks BMW cost relatively inexpensively. Despite the price, the motorcycle pleased - was in excellent technical condition and did not fail even on the hilly roads of Tuscany. But it was later, and at first I was at the airport of Pisa with wild eyes, still not believing that it was really in Italy. "BMW F800R" drove up, paid rent - and all the roads opened in front of me. Naturally, being in Pisa and not looking at the falling tower is blasphemy. The Italians drive badly! Signals of a traffic light, road signs for them - something insignificant. I remembered all our Russian mate and thought that in vain, in vain they sin on our drivers - they are normal, even neat. But I managed to get to the tower without incident, I looked at it and turned to some Italian with a request to take a photo, which should be for every tourist - as if propping the tower. It was hard - I was learning the classical language, and they have a continuous dialect in their speech. But perhaps they understood me. In the cathedral, the Duomo also came in - it was somehow strange to admire only its rickety bell tower. But not Pisa was the goal of my two-week trip - I wanted to travel all the blessed Tuscany with its picturesque hills, vineyards and Edo. Nowhere else in the world is so deliciously cooked. So I opened the printed maps in advance with the route and went to the first planned stop on the way to Florence - Montecatini Terme. There, by the way, Giuseppe Verdi himself liked to rest. The car parked and went by funicular to the Montecatini Alto Square. It's just not words to convey - around the hills, between them sheltered small villages, all flooded with sunlight ... That's how I imagined Italy. And on the square in cafes deliciously fed. I understood that after this I would have to plow in the simulator, but could not refuse from the chalde - these are wafers, but they have a layer of almonds. But I did not plan to stay here and so I went further along the A11 motorway. That's right, in Florence. Whenever you enter the city, you get the impression that one of the cultural capitals is somewhere far away, but you are actually traveling through a village. And then suddenly the city grows up, but what! This is a monument under the open sky. No, I did not get to the Ufizzi gallery - big queues, expensive tickets. But the quarter of Santa Croce explored from and to. There, by the way, not only cathedrals, but also the most classy night clubs. What am I talking about? Honestly, I do not quite remember those three days, since I was in the hostel in the hostel, and Tuscan wine is very helpful in understanding the language. Held for four days. I was going to stay until the end of the trip, but accidentally sobered up, performed an obligatory cultural program - swept across the Ponte Vecchio and cited something from Dante's "Hell" at the monument to the poet himself and turned south - to Siena. Between the high-speed motorway and the winding Chiantijana, of course, chose the last one. Chalde turned out to be a flower - here the sweets were even more tempting. I almost did not need a motorbike here - I wandered around the center on foot, especially since the passage there is forbidden. The main impressions are the Siena Cathedral and Chianti. And I went to the main goal of my trip, which would not be chosen by any sensible tourist - the tiny town of Montepulciano, in size slightly smaller than the urban village in the Russian outback. It is very compactly located on a hill. Why such exotica? This is Volterra from the "Twilight Saga". I fell in love with this city, and he did not disappoint me. Not a single new building, all from the Middle Ages. It's like I was not driving on Opel, but on a time machine. Dimensional life, emotional Italians, grape valleys, which are visible from the tower of the Town Hall ... And a lake next to it. And the wine Montepulciano nobilis and Rosso ... Here I spent a week, imbued with the spirit of Italy. I went to Pienza, Montalcino. And did not want to return ... But for these two weeks I traveled half-Tuscany, including those of its corners, where the travel agency will never take and there are no our compatriots. Next trip - to the south!
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Want to get to Venice on your own, but do not know how to do it? No problem, today we specifically for you published a story of a tourist about visiting this beautiful city on the water, and the tourist then traveled by motorcycle ...
How I went on a motorcycle to Venice with about 100 euros in my pocket
From Verona to Venice there are only 100 km. Before the turn to the city there is a payment point, insert there a coupon, which removes 25.50 euros and the way to Venice is free. You drive there directly on the bridge, and from all sides you see a lot of cafes and parking lots. Most likely, all visitors are left here. It is not easy to find a free parking, but I succeeded, it is located at the exit from the bridge, and by the way there you can leave only motorcycles and mopeds. Conveniently parked your transport you have two ways, go for a walk around the city on foot, which will take a very long time to get to specific places of interest, or immediately buy a ticket for a vaporetto - these are such convenient, water trams. You can choose your ticket, which is convenient for your purposes: one-time round-trip, for 12, 24 hours and for several days. I chose the best option for myself - for 12 hours, which costs 18 euros, with which you can skate as long as you want.
You can sit down on the first approached tram and enjoy the trip. Around you will see a crowd of people, a large number of boats and absolutely no gondolas.
I got off at the Rialto stop. There's a beautiful bridge and a lot of people, probably because the city center is not far. The narrow streets, a lot of channels, on which, miraculously, only one gondola is floating.
If you're hungry, try to find a pizzeria. It took me a long time, as in decent-looking institutions very expensive prices, and where normal prices I did not risk to sit down to eat. In the end, I found a kind of medium-sized institution and ordered pizza, beer and tiramisu there. I would like to add that the prices in Italy are not at all cheap, the beer costs 6 euros, the pizza is a little cheaper, but still it's a lot like spending on food. Having a bite and a rest you can go to St. Mark's Square, which is the central square of the city. There you will see a lot of police, tourists and of course pigeons, which in no way feed, as you pay a lot of fine for such care of animals.
Further I went to the main canal, along which there are gondolas and a vaporetto. Ride a gondola costs 80 euros for forty minutes, well, and a small bonus is that you will act as a model for tourists who will take pictures of you together with the landscape in memory of Venice. Personally, I decided to be in the role of photographer.
Sitting in the first approached vaporetto I got to a dead end station, which is located on the island of Lido. I draw attention to the fact that my ticket has not been checked yet, since the turnstiles are only at the final stations, but people say that you can get to the controller, so do not take risks. In principle, there are no special sights on the island, but I found a Billa supermarket there, in which you can buy yourself food and all kinds of goods for small needs. I chose a bottle of Italian wine and some cheese. The cost of wine starts from 4 euros and rises to sky-high prices, in general, if you choose, then navigate according to your capabilities.
I thought that I was lucky with the weather, at first I even admired the colorful storm clouds, and I was surprised that it was dry in the city. And here in my life there was another law of meanness, it was when I decided that it was time to go back to the motorcycle and continue my journey, it was pouring rain. Such a "gift" of nature can be waited under any building with a massive visor, as I personally did. Then I went to the parking lot, because I needed to change clothes, and I was very happy about the abandoned kiosk with a visor, under which you can hide and boldly, but quickly change clothes. It is worth noting that as soon as the rain ended the parking immediately started to fill with people, but I was lucky and I left there first.
Having moved the bridge already in a direction from the city of Venice, I went to the camping site. Walking around Venice and sitting in a cafe, you can watch multiple campsites, which are located on the spit, so that's where I'm heading. I hope that you will not fall under the rain, as I fell for the second time in a day, heading for my parking lot. A little lost, turned on the phone GPS and already in the dark reached the spit, which is about 60 km from the entrance to Venice. I decided to stop at the nearest camping site called Rialto. From one person for a stop there will ask 6 euros, for a tent - 6 euros and for a motorcycle - 3 euros. The place for installing the tent can be chosen by yourself, probably because the whole territory is on the marsh, so there is very little dry land and almost all the lawn flows with water. But there is also a positive moment in this story, on the campsite there are also small double cabins with no amenities and with their availability. A house without amenities will cost you 30 euros, and this cost will include parking your vehicle. In general, if you are alone, then this option is the best for you. I decided that for me too, since in the house there is an outlet and a battery. After drinking Italian wine and regaining the cheese with a calm soul, I went to bed.
As you can see, it is not necessary to spend a lot of money on tours in Europe and in particular in Italy. It is enough to have a great desire, and not to be intimidated by such difficulties as rain and lack of armor in a cozy hotel. In general, if you dream about travel, then nothing will stop you, and for movement you can take not a motorcycle or a moped, but a comfortable car.