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Linda Lavalle left a comment for BrendaF
"Hi Brenda, sorry for the delay--the reason i am using Untours Cafe as a place to talk about NYC is that I can not add ramblings to my Untours page--my local expert Untours page--it is like a catalog that is printed, it pretty much remains intact as…"
Apr 16, 2010
BrendaF commented on Linda Paplinski's blog post Walking the Side Streets of Paris
"There's an award-winning documentary-type film about Pere Lachaise Cemetery. It's called "Forever", and it was made in 2006 by Heddy Honigmann. It's listed on the Netflix website. I saw it after I had visited the cemetary…"
Oct 22, 2009
BrendaF left a comment for Linda Lavalle
"Linda, I saw this comment you wrote to Kim Paschen: "If anyone needs some free advice about NYC feel free--I find that tips from a native new yorker--living en scene--and freely given is a great inspiration for people to travel here--so I would…"
Mar 7, 2009

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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
Paris
Which Untours have you already done?
Northern Tuscany, Paris
What advice would you give others considering an Untour?
Go! Go now! Go often!

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 4:28pm on August 5, 2007, Bill Kover said…
Paris! Thanks again for the tips and information. after Paris, we will set our sights on Tuscany North.
At 1:52pm on August 11, 2007, Tom and Karen said…
Hi Benda, Karen and I love Paris and look forward to the day we can fit another visit into our schedule.
At 3:26pm on August 11, 2007, Pete and Maggie Haggart said…
Thanks for your comments about the photograph. That garden is a wonderful spot - we know that you will enjoy it. We hope to get back to Paris someday soon!
At 11:19am on September 2, 2007, Sara and Christopher said…
Hi Brenda, thanks so much for your comments about my Paris blog. It was a memorable trip, that's for sure! Some good, some bad, but we are very glad we went, and next time, we'll enjoy it all the more, for the things we learned in 2001!
At 1:46pm on September 2, 2007, Shirley Thornton said…
Hi! Well, the rock climbing is a joke! I just like watching. So I'm not that fit!!! I do worry of course about a fall. Been lucky so far. I only choose hikes that are a 3 or lower in the hiking book Untours sends you. I always have my walking stick - haven't started using two yet.
Good shoes are so important but have never
needed serious hiking boots for what I do.
Trails are so well marked that it's pretty hard to get lost but I have a couple of times and it added to the fun! If you want an idea of what hikes/walks I do every year let me know.
At 12:54pm on October 21, 2008, Powen Shiah said…
Hi Brenda,

I'm glad you found & joined our New York City group. We'll be "officially" launching the new North American Untours really soon (any day now). While we work on that, if you go to this page, you can see some preliminary info and apartment descriptions.

-Powen
At 1:56pm on April 16, 2010, Linda Lavalle said…
Hi Brenda, sorry for the delay--the reason i am using Untours Cafe as a place
to talk about NYC is that I can not add ramblings to my Untours page--my local
expert Untours page--it is like a catalog that is printed, it pretty much remains
intact as is but of course periodically at the discretion of Untours will be updated.
If you have any queries about nyc by all means ask.
For now, i would like to say to you and anyone else reading, that when
visiting New York--- i encourage people to veer off track a bit-- by all means
taking in the major attractions seems to be a rite of passage, but save a
day or two to meander, discover aimlessly, explore with a loose plan in mind
and a subway map, bus map and good guide in hand. My favorite guide to
New York City is the Blue Guide--available in Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com
and many more reputable places--and by the way if you love book stores,
New York has many many independent booksellers in addition to the great
book selections in all our museums--and also great coffee houses, beyond
the chain fare at STarbucks. Also----------------take some time to discover one
of the boroughs. Most of the populace you find on buses subways restaurants
etc probably live in one of the outer boroughs--this is where the major population
of New Yorkers live--in the boroughs-- Brooklyn is a great start--I highly
recommend walking across the Brooklyn Bridge--to start you off on a virtual
tour check out nyharborparks.org and also google brooklyn bridge and zoom
into any websites that are .org sites--also good is the DOT website (Dept
of Transportation) where all information about all the bridges in NYC (
800 of them under the jurisdiction of NYDOT) is available from driving directions
to tolls, to history to views, etc. Happy internet touring. I am a licensed NYC
Sightseeing Guide and available for personal tours.

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