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About monicapileggi

  • Last trip
    Costa Rica, March 2013
  • Next trip
    2013: Venice to Rome Cruise on the Silhouette
  • Favorite destinations
    Italy, France, Hawaii, Greece
  • Destination wishlist
    South Pacific; Asia; South America
  • Best travel tip
    Pack light! Bring bubble wrap. Travel with an open mind. Learn some of the local language.
  • Favorite hotel
    Pensione La Calcina in Venice; Hale Koa in Hawaii
  • Favorite restaurant
    Hoku's at the Kahala Mandarin Hotel; plus many more!
  • Never travels without
    Camera, lots of memory cards, a passport, and an open mind.
  • All-time best travel moment
    While I was at the panda center in Chengdu, China, several dozen Chinese school children swarmed around me asking for my autograph. They were more curious and more excited to see a foreigner than the pandas. It was almost pandemonium as they shoved their pens and paper into my hands. One little girl came up to me. She was very shy. She put out her hand for me to shake (which I did) and then she suddenly lunged and wrapped her arms around me. We both hugged. That just blew me away! Today, the memory of the girl and her big smile and the other children, brings back memories I will never forget.
  • Interests and hobbies
    Traveling, Photography, Cooking, Reading
  • Quote
    "I'm packed and ready to go!"
  • Website
    http://myworldoftravel.shutterfly.com/
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