Now that you know where we’re going on the Big Adventure, what should we see and do?
We will be delving into the guidebooks after the first of the year, and of course we’ll visit the famous sights, but what Brett and I are really interested in hearing about are the places, events, experiences, museums, restaurants, etc. that might not make the books but that you all think shouldn’t be missed.
We’ve already started a notebook that we’re filling with ideas as we come across them, but so many of you have visited the places we’re going and have seen and done things that we might enjoy too, so we’re hoping you’ll share some of those with us. We’re interested in things like a great place to catch the sunset, a shop you think sells amazing gelato, an out-of-the way restaurant where you had an incredible meal, or a small but interesting museum you visited, among other experiences. What foods should we not miss? We’re going to take advantage of the free walking tours offered in most cities, but would also love to hear about tours you’ve taken that you found worthwhile, whether that was a back street look at a city or a wine-tasting in France or Italy or a fun cooking class and so forth. About the only thing we’re not interested in is shopping advice, because that’s the one thing we won’t be doing on our journey – we have to watch our weight the whole way.
We are greatly looking forward to your suggestions, and to hearing what you recommend. As a reminder, here are the places we’ll be visiting:
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Montevideo, Uruguay
- France: Paris, Normandy, Bordeaux, Strasbourg
- Italy: Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Sydney, Australia
- North Island (Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington), New Zealand
(I’m pretty sure we’ll be able to figure out what to see and do in Hong Kong and Japan).
Our notebook and pens are ready!