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Sep 25, 2011 - Ditching the Group - again!

Ditched the group again. I rather like running off to do my own thing, besides, Cosmos changed the itinerary again at the last minute & it really pissed me off. * I bought an all day ferry boat pass and hopped on board. First, I went to one of the Borromean Islands at the center of the lake. Isola Bella is where the Borromean Palace resides. I paid the 12.50 euros and went on a tour of the palace, taking great photos. One of the perks of not being with a tour group was that no one told me I couldn't take pictures until I made it almost all...

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Sep 24, 2011 - Lake Maggiore

We arrived in the town of Arona about 4pm. The hotel was the Atlantic and it was right on the Lake. It was also right next to the town center. Finally!!!! This is what the tour had actually advertised. The hotel had free internet and even though the room I was given had a crappy view of apartment complexes – this place was perfect. I checked in, ditched the group and went exploring. The town was incredible!!! It was a great mix of high end and regular people shops. I went all over the place. I ran into a few others from the group every once...

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