We are back! We had a wonderful time and want to thank all of you for your suggestions. We actually ended up going to all the places we asked advice for! We managed them all in to 4 weeks by choosing the places that interested us most and sticking to them.
I always had this idea that to see a country you need to see the entire country, and that just is not the case. When you arrive somewhere new, there seems to be an overall feeling in that country that makes them individual to the rest. Once you experience this feeling, you will know what I mean.
Something I did not know until we were already on our flight is that this was to be Pulley’s first time flying! I had already traveled several times for work so I was well adjusted to flying, but Pulley had not experienced this.
The bad thing is that he did not alert me to the fact that this was to be his first time flying until we were already in the air! If I had of known, I would have started making jokes months ago. Luckily he was not nervous but incredibly excited. It was like a kid in a candy store. Every noise made him turn his head and he was intrigued by the feeling of gravity.
Pulley actually wanted to be a airline pilot when he was younger so it was a shock for me to learn that he had not flown before. I guess this is why I did not give much thought to it before we left.
So what was our favorite place? We loved Italy, especially Cinque Terre. We had never seen anywhere like that before, and found the people to be so inviting. It also helped that I knew how to speak basic Italian. I had learned Italian at high school and it surprised me how much I remember. It also renewed my interest. I think I will go back and learn Italian again!
We had a great time and can’t wait to plan the next trip. If you have any suggestions where we should go next please let us know!