A New Level

A tragedy had led me to take several days off from planning this trip, but that same tragedy has created renewed enthusiasm for said planning.  I’ve been trying to plan by the mantra ‘assume you will return’, but right now it seems ‘live life to the fullest’ is a far better affirmation.  So…here’s the new plan…for now.  I’m pretty sure nothing is in stone until airfare is procured–but this sounds like a pretty great trip:

Day 1:  Fly out of Philadelphia.

Day 1 NIGHT-Day 2 Morning:  Arrive in Amsterdam.  Take cheap flight to Rome.  Note:  Sleep on plane from NYC to AMS.

Day 2:  See Rome.  Sleep in Rome.

Day 3:  See more Rome.  Take train to Florence.

Day 3 Evening:  Sleep in Florence.

Days 4, 5, 6 and 7:  Florence.  Side trip to Sienna.

Day 8:  Wake up in Florence.  Train to Pisa.  Tour Pisa.  Fly to Paris.

Day 8 Evening:  Sleep in Paris.

Days 9-22: Paris

Day 22 Afternoon-Day 23 Morning : Train to Bruges.  Tour Bruges.  Sleep in Bruges.

Day 23 Afternoon:  Train to Amsterdam. Visit Amsterdam

Days 24 and 25: Amsterdam.

Day 26: Fly home.

Wow.  That seems like a lot.  I’m willing to bet it won’t happen.  But still–it is a plan.  And I like plans.


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