Doug McLean World Tour 1999-2000
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Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 2:24 AM
Subject: Brief Journal Update - Oct. 7 thru Oct. 20

OK...as you may have noticed...I am waaaaay behind on my journal updates...so sue me...I've been busy. This is the merest of details about my time...I will update with more information as time allows (this is more for me than you...remember, this is my personal joural...I need the notes) but am using this to help me remember some of the details...it is starting to all bluuuuuuur together...for those of you who like brief e-mails...it will never get better than this...

Current location on Oct 20, 1999 - Verona, Italy...going to Ravenna, Italy today.

Current Schedule: Don't know...maybe Dubrovnik for the weekend...or maybe back to the Pink Palace...hard to say. Any travellers out there in the area?

Oct. 7, 1999 - Woke in Praha...took 8 hour train to Budapest...met Ali on train...she and I visited The Station Hostel/Budapest...stayed at Yellow Submarine Hostel. Dinner...crashed.
Oct 8 - Walked around Castle Hill...Goulash dinner at hostel...went to Crazy Cafe and to Mulatto Club...crashed.
Oct 9 - Thermal baths...walked around Hero Square at night with Ali...she and I followed group of girls to awesome night club...went back to hostel...got group together to go back...danced till 5am...crashed.
Oct 10 - Walking tour of Budapest...dinner with group...met up with Gabby...
Oct 11 - Train out of Budapest with Ali to Wien (Vienna)...6 hours in Wien...nice city...met nurses from US ...toured city...went to Aussie bar...hopped on overnight train to Firenze.
Oct 12 - Arrived off overnight train from Wien (Vienna) into Firenze. Met Eileen, Norma, and Julie at their 4 star hotel. Visited Duomo and climbed the dome. Walked around the city...no place to stay... dinner with Lisa, Eileen, Julie, and Norma...nightclubbing with the girls...crashed in girls room.
Oct 13 - Woke on floor of Eileen's 4 star hotel...checked into Ostello Archi Rossi...visited art gallery near Boboli Gardens...met Lisa for lunch at Piazza de Michaelangelo...dinner with girls...
Oct 14 - Train from Firenze to Treviso. Carried lots of bags...Met Eileen's family...toured Treviso with Zio Bruno...Dinner at Zio Bruno's house...ohhhhh...my stomach!
Oct 15 - Toured Venice with Cousin Viviana, Eileen's father, mother, Eileen, Julie, and Norma. San Marco Basilica, Ponte Rialto, etc. Dinner at Zio Bruno's house...ahhhh.
Oct 16 - Got ready for wedding...wore a suit for the first time in 3 months...Claudia and Stefano wedding...amazing dinner afterwards...ate like a pig...crashed.
Oct 17 - Left Treviso and went to Venice. Met Gabriella/Brazil at Hostel and toured city. She hates pigeons...went to top of tower...
Oct 18 - Kicked out of Venice Hostel...Gabriella and I found hotel. Visited Basillica San Marco, toured Venice. Met Ali and Ali's father for dinner.
Oct 19 - Woke in Venice...Gabriella and I took train to Verona...visited Roman Ampitheater and Arena.
Oct 20 - Woke in Verona...saw Gabriella off at the trainstation...went to Ravenna to meet up with Sissi...

More details later...
Doug