advice to follow just about anywhere.
Date: 2003-10-02 00:37:35 PST
Reactions to [cities] seem to be very much an invidual thing. Sure [they're] busy and noisy and confusing and, some- times, dirty. But I agree with those who say that a lifetime is not enough . . .
Leave your guidebook in your room and go spend an afternoon and evening in [a small neighborhood]. Discover your own sights to see, hang out in the little piazzas, watch the kids [playing] ball, enjoy some [local delicacy]. And after the sun goes down, follow the music and aromas to a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, not listed in any travel guide, where mama is in the back preparing a meal for you that you will never forget . . .
|George Max said:
«In the matter of a vacation, less is more.
«Do less driving, more time at any one site. . . .
«Just 'cause it's "doable" doesn't mean it should be done.»
Icono Clast, 19 June 2005, commented:
Excellent advice well-stated. [Some people's] plans are over-ambitious. [They] should seriously consider spend- ing more time doing less than so little time doing so much.