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Nov 28, 2012 - France into Italy

It rained most of the night but it had stopped when we headed off at 11am. However, it soon started again and continued pretty steadily until we got near Chambéry where it cleared as we travelled through some stunning scenery and there was a dusting of snow around us. We went through six very impressive tunnels after this (paying €35.20 in toll road charges) and it was snowing softly as we got to Modane where we stopped at a supermarket and stocked up before heading to our intended camp Les Combes (N45°11'39.7314", E6°39'50.868")for the...

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Jun 14, 2012 - Italy - Torino

1st June 2012 (Bed 39) Our drive to Torino was very scenic with lovely countryside and mountains in the distance. We travelled through kilometres of tunnels and past over many bridges. When we arrived in Torino we took a stroll through the town and then headed to our hotel for dinner. That evening at dinner we struck up a conversation with the chef, who just happens to have a brother who owned a restaurant in Brunswick. He served a brilliant 3 course meal & wine for only €30 for the both of us and we promised to go and see his brother when...

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Feb 28, 2012 - Torino

Just arrived in Torino, the camping grounds are located on top of a great big hill over looking Turino, awesome views of the city, We are going to Nice - France, tomorrow morning, so this is just a stop off. The internet connection is too weak for pictures so they will have to wait, we also had trouble with connections in Luzern yesterday, so we have plenty of pics to upload. I got bailed up instantly by a couple, they asked me are you English speaking, "Yes I am I said", then they produced a book and asked if I could read it to them,...

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Sep 15, 2011 - Torino, Italy

Thursday 15th September 2011—Afternoon/Night Weather:-Still Hot Our arrival in Turin was punctuated by Herman saying “Well we made it again” but then we had the problem of finding our hotel, our information told us we were looking for the Four Seasons hotel at number 4 Via XX Settembre and Tom-Tom told us “you have arrived at your destination”. The only problem was--no street numbers and the Hotel is locally known as the Hotel Astoria, once found we had to play ‘ring a ring a rosie’ around the Turin streets until we found the hotel car...

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Sep 15, 2011 - St Jean de Maurienne to Torino

Thursday 15th September 2011 Weather:-29 degrees Today’s objective was to see from close up some of the spectacular mountains that are ridden over by the Tour de France riders so instead of taking the Frejus Tunnel (13Km and a hefty Au$48 toll charge) we decided --after talking to some of the locals around here yesterday--that driving over the Col-Mont-Cenis was the way to go for us. This route was used as the main passage by which Charlemagne crossed with his army to invade Lombardy in 773AD and a road was first built over the pass between...

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May 15, 2009 - 4 days in....

Woah... I'm not sure how much time I'm actually gonna have to write in this thing...but oh well. The first few days have been pretty rough! Just getting over a bad cold and getting adjusted to the time and craziness. I'm starting to feel a little better though. Chantal and I spent the first few days in Milan, and have spent the last 2 days in Torino. We're about to head to see some Olympic sites and tomorrow we're taking the train to Nice for a day or two (hopefully visiting Monaco back on the way to Italy). Next stops will be Genova and...

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Jun 15, 2008 - Church in Torre Pellice, Italy

DAY TWO June 15 9:00 am-Had breakfast at Daisy's house. She had homemade Raspberry Jam, bread, juice, cereal, fresh raspberries, and milk available for Brooke and I. She has a wonderful garden where she grows many fruits like lemons, raspberries, and blueberries. They were quite delightful. I learned to say "thank you" and "hello" in Italian. (Gratzie & Ciao). 10:00 Ride to church on 1 lane road that has traffic traveling both ways around several "S curves". This was an experience--but we arrived safely. 10:30 Church begins, We pray, sing,...

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Dec 28, 2007 - Torino (the party city)

TORINO, well what can we say after no snow for christmas, we were looking forward to an exciting and fun filled new years. While we were waiting in line to visit the Mole Antonelli (the tallest builing in Torino with a cool glass lift), we found out that the New Years Eve celebrations would be cancelled as there had been a death from a factory accident. SO there were no fireworks, no one in the street and no pubs open..... Instead we ate some more pizza and pasta..... Other than New Year, Torino is a pretty nice town. The centre of the city...

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Nov 15, 2006 - Torino

Caught the train out to Torino. Found the tourist information and confusingly got some kind of directions to the olympic areas of the city. Gave me a map which was more helpful then talking to them. Started on my way. It was actually really warm there. I was expecting it to be cold. Not at all. No snow. I couldn't see the Alps though because it was a bit hazy. Grrr. Walked down to the olympic stadium. Had to walk down a really nice tree lined path to get there. Saw the hockey arena and the stadium. But, everything was boarded up and I...

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Aug 31, 2006 - Pop's Trip

This is just a very quick email to say that we have begun Pop's journey and so far, so good. Have already had much help from the Italians. Looking forward to getting into the mountains as we are very close now and the view is superb. Mum is having trouble finding a chiropractor as they don't seem to know what one is. She doesn't really need one but it pays to be safe just to get the wrist checked out. Thanks for the well wishes and Sharon....you sent an empty email....WHAT THE!!!! PS. Took a taxi this morning and it was a BMW. WOW...nice ride.

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Homeless Jobless Bum

Apr 7, 2006 - Drive to Torino

THE DRIVE TO TORINO The other two journalists arrived, and turned out to be really cool. Fran Golden was from the Boston Herald, while Ken Kiesnoski writes for Travel Weekly. Later that day Manos and Barbara Angelakis from LuxuryWeb.com joined us, completing our small group. The drive to Torino was nothing like I expected. I thought we would take curving roads over huge, snow-capped mountains. Instead the route was easy and flat, and it did take only 90 minutes. I was relieved to find the city is only 941 feet above sea level. I thought...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

Mar 23, 2006 - Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics were held in Turino, Italy (northern italy) and I had bought tickets last year (while still in Canada) to see the Canadian men's hockey team play Finland and the women's hockey gold medal final. The men's game wasn't great. They played absolutley terrible. It was a cold and wet day and Pete and I had been out walking all day and were soaked and the hockey rink was freezing (not like the NHL rinks back home). But, still quite thrilling to see an olympic hockey game. We also went to see the women's hockey gold medal final...

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