Entry for 10 April 2006

Now. What’s been done so far? Flight tickets, train, accommodation, ferry, most are booked and confirmed except accommodation in Paris and train from Rome to Venice. I am waiting for invitation from friends in Paris for staying there. I also need to get the invitation from Czech as well. The train from Rome to Venice cannot be booked more than 60 days from the date of travel. I might have to buy when I get to the station in Rome. How odd!. Anyway, it should not be a big problem as I book a hostel just next to Termini (Rome main station).

Looking for hostel and hotel is a very interesting task. Every thing has to be considered. The price is the first. Once you thing the price is right for its condition you have to check the availability then its location. Not yet finish, you to look for the review from previous travellers on that particular place. Google is the best thing that I have ever used. If you want some thing just type some key words or name then scan around.Hotel in Amsterdam: Hotel Hortus
Hostel in Barcelona: Itaca Hostel
Hostel in Rome: Pensione GiamaicaThe hotel in Amsterdam is quite cheap. A double room for two for two nights costs Euro108!!! The hostel in Barcelona and Rome cost the same amount about Euro60 each night. I am saving quite of lot of money by staying with friends in Paris, taking over night ferry, train and staying with relative in Prague. The only thing I am a bit worried is the short time we are spending in Barcelona and Rome. We can’t change any thing now but we will try to make the most of it.I am trying to get every thing ready for visa by the end of next week. That’s nearly end April. But I can’t do any thing faster than that.

What on my mind right now is the Easter holiday. I am organising a BBQ for VNSoton. It is this Sunday. I have arranged the locations and have people signed up for it. There will be about 35 people at the BBQ. It’s going to be fun.

I think this is long enough for today. Time to stop.


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