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Mordecai's honeymoon thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mordecai, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    I think the wedding will be in late May or June, and we will wait to consummate until we arrive at our honeymoon destination shortly thereafter. This will hopefully solve the torpor problem that Gomey warned of.
     
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  2. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    so, the "spending plenty of time driving around" part is your fiancee's idea?
    may might be bad, but i'm a little surprised by the hate for florence. it's one of the most beautiful cities i've been to ... and the art is amazing. i know it's a bit like admitting you love a carpenter's song, but seeing the David was really amazing ... you approach it through a long hall of partially formed sculptures, so it kind of emerges out of the rock. the light there is absolutely amazing as well. everyone looks beautiful. doubt that y ou'll be needing the help though.
    and yes to the bring lots of cash italy ... this spring was the first time i'd been in several years and i was really astonished that even most restaurants no longer take cards. tax avoidance has always been a national sport in italy, but it seems to be even more popular these days.
     
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  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Does anybody want to hear my Florentine toilet story?
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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    does it involve a hole in the ground and two slippery footprints?
     
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  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    So, a couple of years ago my wife, my mother and I took my childhood nanny, who used to be a nun, to Florence for her 80th birthday. Thankfully, she is in great shape and can still walk all day, albeit slowly, so Florence was perfect for her. We were staying at this beautiful old hotel just outside the tourist area, and having a great time. On the last day, we were all sitting at breakfast and my nanny, who is quite proper, turned to my mother and said "excuse me dear, but do you think it is a little odd that Florentines seem to have the need to examine what they have done in the bathroom." We all doubled over laughing knowing exactly what she meant. The toilets in this hotel were built so that when you crapped the shit sat on a ledge above the water like pristine little jewels, and when you were done crapping, they looked like works of art (at least mine did.) Then you would wipe, drop the paper in the water bowl leaving the craps visible and finally flush at which time a horizontal jet of water would knock the poop off the ledge down into the bowl and whisk it south to Naples.
     


  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    First, you guys are really great people doing this for your prior nanny.

    Second, that might be the funniest post of all time on SF.

    :crackup:
     


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    These toilets are pretty common in Europe, was fun to read anyway. :p

    Just to make it even more difficult to choose, Bretagne was awesome around that time of year (not so touristy). I've also just heard great things about Scotland/Southern England etc.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Why do you people like to inspect your poop?
     


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    my guess is, that was designed for the german tourists.
     


  10. mordecai

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    Not really interested in the UK for this trip I think. Siena is looking more appealing, but Italy seems to be a lot more expensive than Slovenia and Croatia. It may come down to that.
     


  11. gomestar

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    I've only spent a little time in Siena, but quite enjoyed it.

    the place we stayed was only like 80 Euro a night, not bad.
     
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  12. mordecai

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    again, get outside of tuscany and italy is much more affordable. and less crowded, etc. that said, i've long been fascinated by croatia/slovenia, etc. could be fun.hopefully, the scenery won't be the thing you'll look back on.
     


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    I don't know. But thinking about it, it's actually useful because you know more details that way and can relate it to the health of the flora of said inner part of your body. Sure, you might notice it during the act too, but a doublecheck always seems better.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I can't remember which one, but one of the big wine mags had quite a write up in the not too distant past about the wine culture there. Reports are they are are making some good wine and there's a food culture to go along. No idea if that's correct or not.
     


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