Annie

Annie

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Australia Queensland, Australia

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June 2011

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    What is the most romantic experience(to see or do) that you have had in rome, Florence or Venice?

    In Rome, we hired an apartment for 4 days in May (springtime). It was located extremely close to the Spanish Steps (practically at the end of the street!). When we awoke and got ready to sightsee at about 7.30-8am, and headed to the Spanish steps first. There were no tourists, only the odd local and a group of nuns (anyone who knows the steps understand that they become extremely crowded during the day, almost no room to move!) There was something magical about being there while the tourists are still eating their breakfast. We basically had the whole place to yourself. It is dark (due to shadows from the neighbouring buildings) so when you walk right up to the top you are hit with sunlight and a view of Rome, including people hanging out their washing on their terraces. i thought it was very romantic. Sometimes its worth getting up early to beat the tourists because the sights you see can be some of the best memories. over 7 years ago

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    How safe are anti-malarial tablets/deet or are there any natural remedies available?

    Hilary, My husband and I took the anti-malarial drug Doxycycline(?) when we travelled to Africa 7 months ago. We both found it worked fine for us however there was one time i took my tablet in the early hours of the morning (1am - because i had forgotten) on an empty stomach and ended up with Oesphegal/Stomach Thrush for about 2 weeks which was very uncomfortable. I think if I hadnt had that one episode it would have still been fine. I would rather take them than risk not taking them. But as with anything, its always personal preference. We also used 80%DEET when over there and it didnt affect us at all. However we were only there for 2 weeks so long term i guess there may be some effects. I would talk to your doctor as im sure non of us are qualified to tell you what you should/shouldnt do. Good luck :) about 8 years ago