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Around the World

Me, my husband, our dog and many travels.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Now its Final

we have paid for our airfare tickets this morning so now it is final ,we will be flying on April 8 and we will be back home at April 20, we will be traveling as i said in the last post, through northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. we are really happy about this trip since we are finally using our frequent flayers miles which we thought we are going to lose, so saved a few bucks there...

now we need to rent a car which is turned out to be not that easy since when you rent a car in Italy not all companies allow traveling to Slovenia or Croatia, we found out Avis is allowing it so i guess we will go with that (we also have a member card with Avis so it will be nice to get the upgrade and so on.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Future Traveling Plans

We finally have our future traveling plans figured out, during 2 weeks in April we will be landing in Milan, Italy, we will rent a car, drive to Switzerland for a while, then travel around the Italian Dolomite and then drive to Slovenia and Croatia.
We have a total of 12 days or so but we will be able to visit most places we want, but we might not be able to get all the way to Dubrovnik and just visit the northern part of Croatia (we will see how it will goes and if weather will be on our side...)

Finally we have a general agreement for it - it wasn't easy this time...

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Lapland Winter

Few years ago i was visiting Finish Lapland during the winter (well, the end of the winter - March) - this was a great dream of mine, I love snow, I love cold weather and this is was just the perfect chance to experience something like that.
A friend of mine and myself left on a plain to Budapest and switched flights -we then arrived to Helsinki and stayed there for a day - this city is nice but not the greatest or most beautiful city i ever visited, we were there so we got to see it, but its not like a place to fly especially to visit at.
then we took another flight to Rovaniemi.

Everything was white and snowy and it was amazing, we got to do some cool activities such as dog sledding, ice breaker tour, snowmobile and other snow related stuff. The coolest thing was probably when we drove 5 hours to the north to a small village called Inari and we got to see the northern lights there - it was amazing, we just went outside our cabin and sat on the snow for 3 hours in that night - we didnt even feel the cold - it was amazing.

dog sledding in Lapland

Ice breaker tour

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