"ATM fees vary quite a lot. I use a brokerage ATM card from Charles Schwab. They charge no fee and refund any fees charged by the ATM provider. Thus, this is a very way to obtain euros while in Europe."
"I put a pre-trip advertisement in our community's weekly newsletter requesting to purchase anyone's leftover euros from previous trips (most people end up bringing some home). I was able to purchase over 200 euros at the Wallstreet…"
Loved your cute video of the La Canonica driveway.
Four of us did that several years ago when Harriet
arranged for us to have dinner there one evening. Boy, that's really 1st gear going up and coming down!
We were in Buonconvento last year, from Oct. 4 -
Oct. 18. Assume you were there for the term
beginning Oct. 18. And hope you enjoyed the
Untour hosted event at the Abbey of Monte
Oliveto followed by lunch at Ristorante La Torre.
Last year was the first time it was held there and
while the locations in earlier years were good,
nothing compared to the Abbey.
I see you two are going to Switzerland next year. I wrote a triplog which is located on the other Untours site (in the older section of triplogs). We did the Swiss Oberland Untour in 2004. Still you might find the information interesting since you can get to the same things just by different routes. Sorry it is rather long. I would have broken it up in parts if I was doing it today but it was back in the earlier years of triplogs. I originally had photos in it but that made it even longer. I also have some slideshows in the newer section on Switzerland.
Hope you find them helpful. If not ask me for more info.
love your patagonia photos - i'm going to santiago, ushuaia, the falklands, south georgia, and antarctica for 3 weeks in november - do you have any suggestions on what's a must to take with me and things to pack - thanks - marjorie