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April 2007 Blog Posts (4)

Speaking of the Netherlands, and all things spring-like

I was doing a BIG gardening weekend....this the first really nice weather weekend we have had, that I could get to the garden, and noting with mild sadness that the tulips I bought at the Keukenhof in HOlland in 1996 are somewhat decimated. Those that the deer haven't eaten seem to have lost some of their glory over the years.



I remember the tulips being literally the size of a cantelope in diameter the first few years. The variety and quality of the tulips at Keukenhof in Holland (the… Continue

Added by Marilee Taussig on April 30, 2007 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Idyllchat Recap: Suggestions for Tuscany

Here's a tidbit from a conversation going on on our email discussions list for past, present, and future Untourists. One person planning a trip for May (just a few short days away!) asked for recommendations, and the number of responses is amazing! There have been several great suggestions, so look in the archives. I've copied one below to whet your appetite.

by Ed Comer on…

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Added by Powen Shiah on April 28, 2007 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Italian Immersion

Here's a short tidbit from our staff person Andrea who was in Italy on an work assignment this April:
13 April 2007

I don't speak Italian, but I am learning. And when working over here it is often hard for me to find time in the evenings to study. So I pick up expressions on the way. Some of my favorite ones from this trip so far are

  • "Che peccato" - What a shame!
Learned at the butcher on one of the farms where we rent…
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Added by Powen Shiah on April 25, 2007 at 12:56pm — No Comments

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At Untours, we believe (and have found) that the best way to

travel is independently. Maybe it's the rugged individualist in each

of us (Untours founder Hal started out as a rancher), but the thought

of being herded from landmark to restaurant to hotel just makes us

crazy! Of course, escaping that organized-tour safety and security

makes an Untour a little bit like a Choose-Your-Own Adventure novel,

but we think it's worth it. After all, you see the… Continue

Added by Powen Shiah on April 25, 2007 at 12:34pm — No Comments

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