"This is quite interesting! I will consider it for my trip to Costa Rica (I have friends to call on in San Josè).
In the meantime, I would like to share the following link about the first Botanical Garden ever that was created in Padua (my…"
"Tonight I heard the tape from the Italian Coast Guard officer commanding the captain to go back on board and supervise getting people into the lifeboats, and everything he said to the cruise ship captain was exactly right. Nothing to be ashamed of…"
"Maria Cristina -- Don't take on your own shoulders the responsibility for something like this. Yes, there seems to have been a lot of compounded blundering, and it makes us all feel terrible for the people and families involved, but it is in no way…"
"Thank you, Ed! Macugnaga is a gorgeous, secluded corner in the North-Western Italian Alps. Not that much touristic, though English, French and Dutch travellers seem to enjoy a lot this (still) uncontaminated beauty. "