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I had plenty of time to reflect when my husband and son watched World Cup
matches in our apartment at the delightful Borgo Grondaie in Sienna. It was
a far cry from the places we stayed when we first went back-packing in Tuscany
almost 20 years ago. In those days before the internet, Trip Advisor or countless
other travel forums, we simply booked our accommodation from recommendations
in the budget travellers bible Let's Go, often just phoning before we arrived. Some
places, like the Hotel Gronchi in Pisa had lots of charm, others we were glad to
check out of the next morning.
Nowadays I spend hours researching our trip on the internet before setting off
and value creature comforts such as air conditioning, television and private
bathrooms. The pool and beautiful grounds at the Borgo Grondaie were an added
bonus as we normally stay in city centre accommodation as we don't like to
drive on what is to us 'the wrong side of the road'.

Olympus E-P1
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Alan K04-Jul-2010 00:48
Creature comforts are good, I like creature comforts. Those, and early morning and late evening light.
Phillip Normanton01-Jul-2010 20:49
Ooh, nice one :)
LynnH01-Jul-2010 18:59
Simply beautiful colors and perspective! I like the results from your new camera! What did you think of it? V
Ann...01-Jul-2010 18:07
Ursula Armstrong01-Jul-2010 15:48
seems just right for reflecting and relaxing. I hope your husband and son enjoyed the World Cup, too. Uschi (V)
globalgadabout01-Jul-2010 14:23
no more roughing it then on the trips...this looks an ideal spot to sit back and reflect...good result too from the new camera...V
pkocinski01-Jul-2010 13:04
This location looks like it ranks #1 for relaxing. Nicely done.
sue anne01-Jul-2010 12:33
Beautiful and nice words of reflections of this time.
Carl Carbone01-Jul-2010 12:23
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