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I did it!!

Just a quick note to say that I booked my flight for October!! At least the first leg Halifax-London return with Canadian Affair (the carriers are Thomas Cook Airlines going over, Air Transat on the way back). I am absolutely kicking myself for not doing this yesterday because the price increased about $100 overnight when Air Transat raised their fuel surcharges...curses! But I'm so excited that I don't even really care about the extra cost.

I'm also still in a bit of shock and disbelief that I have actually made this leap. I need some serious time for it to sink in. I offer huge THANKS to everyone for all the encouragement. I was a bit hesitant to travel by myself, but after hearing your stories of solo journeys, I am ready to give it a try. (Unless my mom decides to join me, which will be fantastic too!)

Oh and I heard back from Elena (the owner of the apt I want to rent) and she's going to rent me the apt for the full 17 days, but will only charge me for 14. I guess it does pay to return to the same place twice.

Whoooopeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! How on earth will I ever sleep tonight??

Comments (13)

Oh hooray! I am so happy for you!! 17 days in a beautiful place in Florence, with a landlady that you already know, and who sounds great... Awesome!!! Real slow travel. Can't wait to follow your planning, both on the blog and on the forum.

Way to go! Just think...now you have four months of anticipation (to me, the build-up of excitement is one of the best parts of traveling!). And we get to read all about it on your blog...yay!

Brava! I'm so excited for you! Your trip planning is getting to a beautiful start. How wonderful that you're returning to the same apartment; after this stay you can call the Dante apt. "my home in Florence". :-)
Have fun planning!

sandrac:

Another hooray, Anne! I'm very excited for you. Seventeen days in Florence, what could be more fantastic. You'll not only have time to see your favourite places in Florence, and add some new ones, but if you feel like it, you can also do some day trips. And all at an easy, slow pace.

When I stayed in Rome in January, it really felt like a great luxury because with two weeks in one city, I didn't feel each day that I had to try to cram in as much sightseeing as possible, because I had so much more time than usual.

Now, the planning can begin and as Annie says -- that a big part of the fun!

But beware, you're likely going to enjoy solo travel so much that it'll be hard to comprise with traveling partners in future!

You got a ticker!! How awesome is that!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, I'm so happy for you. Seventeen days in Florence sounds wonderful.

For the very first time ever, I managed to stay in one place last year (Venice) and I really loved it. I was able to see and do all the things that I wanted to see and do and at a very relaxing pace.

Looking forward to reading more about your plans. Enjoy!

Kim:

Va Ragazza! I'm quite jealous; the only thing keeping me from busting though is I will be there in November. :D

Wonderful!!! I am thrilled for you! Sorry I have not been around much this week. I would have also said GO!! I can't wait to hear about your plans :)

Eden:

Awesome! Happy Trails. :)

How exciting Anne! I would love to meet you there. It has been ages since I read what you are up to. I love that header photo and Ginger's drawings.
Angie

How exciting for you! :)

I love your countdown meter - how exciting!

Jill:

Woo-hoo!!!!!

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