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Old 07-06-2013, 06:50 AM   #961
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hold for day 2 Barcelona and embarkation: June 15, 2013! The day I've waited 499 days for! Embarkation day shirts for 8 people made and ready to go! What a picture that will be...

The plan: Nothing specific, and as we're on our own to get to the port, we'll play it by ear. Taxi!

Suggested dinner attire: Cruise Casual
Menu: "Let the Magic Begin"


Dressed and ready to go to the port in my shirt! We saw another couple at Starbucks who were dressed in matching DCL shirts!!!


Updated 6/28/13:

To say I'm a bit behind on this is a bit of an understatement!! At no one time the whole cruise did I have either the time or the internet connection to be able to post updates. So here I am, sitting at the airport, waiting to go home .

Embarkation day: We woke up plenty early enough....we got dressed and went out to the Starbucks that was literally across the street from our apartment in hopes of a cup of coffee and some breakfast. Sadly enough, it didn't open until 8am, but the good news was that it was 7:45....so we went for a walk. One of the reasons I was interested in this particular apartment was that it was around the corner from Casa Batillo. We stumbled upon it as we were killing time. Pictures will come later, but it was so odd yet graceful looking all at the same time. We also ran into a few other DCL cruisers....we could tell by their matching polo shirts. By this time, we had already showered and the 3 of us (dad was still sleeping) were wearing the embarkation day Mickey shirts, so we kind of stuck out like a sore thumb. Nothing says tourist like matching shirts.....

Breakfast acquired, we went back to the apartment to rout dad out of bed. The evening before we were all sooooooo tired. We had powered out the entire day....no naps! While dad got ready and had the breakfast we got him, DH and I headed out to look for a market to acquire water and wine. We found a little shop around the corner and bought 2 6-packs of 1.5L waters and 3 bottles of local-ish wine.....$15E. Yep. That's it. Remember.....nearly $45-50 to buy the case of water on the ship....plan ahead for luggage space and take it in your carry-ons. We also added in 4 little individual bottles to pour the water into for daily use.

Fluids acquired, luggage packed, taxi arranged for 10:30 and ready to go. Taxi on-time, got checked out and paid the nominal tax on our room ($2E, maybe?) in coins and we were off to the port to meet Mindy and fam. On our way, we got that first AWESOME view of the Magic...nothing can top that!! But as our luggage was taken away by the porter, I realized dad had failed to dress properly. In spite of the 3 of us wearing our shirts, he somehow did not clue into the fact that he wasn't wearing his. Of course, I didn't catch it either (insert frowny face here). So, while the embarkation day pic was good and we hid dad behind the crowd of us, you could still see his blue collar.
We on the other hand were up at 7:00 a.m (all except Haylee, who I had to wake up at 9)...I had returned to my hotel the night before, laid down on my bed at about 9:30 and it took every ounce of energy I had to get myself up and undressed. Needless to say I think I was out before everyone else. We had the kids shower before bed, and we showered in the morn. Jim went out for Starbucks, he picked up the wine and water the night before, at a nice little Romanian grocery across the street. He actually bought Romanian white wine. In all the activity, I actually forgot that today was my birthday until the kids started singing. We were all dressed in our proper attire (the Mickey shirts that Kim made for everyone). Minivan taxi picked us up at 10:30 and we made our way to the port. Shortly after we got online, Kim and family came driving up. So, I didn't realize that my camera was on movie mode (where my son had left it the day before when he was shooting at La Sagrada) so I was talking pictures, but they all came out in a movie...so here are pictures, door and all from day one.

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On the topic of shirts, as we sat in the port building, we were approached by many who had recognized us by shirts alone !!!!!! It was very cool!



We had had so much in the way of build up for this cruise both here on the boards and on FB that we were abble to fill the downtime at the port with so much socializing! The port building: boring. Giant warehouse, that's about it. NO WIFI. Grr. While our check-in time was 1100-1130, we didn't actually board until about 1230-1300. Not really having any need to tinker with Palo or spa rezzies, we went to Parrot Cay for some lunch. I love the Magic, but I will not miss Parrot Cay after dry dock. It's still dark and dated. Food was fine...the usual buffet fare, but at least there was plenty for DD to choose from. She tried to be adventurous the previous evening, but their pasta was a bit off her liking, so she was hungry.

It wasn't quite time to head to our rooms after lunch, so Mindy and I went to the spa...we wanted to see if there was any chance to get the girl's hair done on formal night and to see what we could do with some of our preexisting reservations. We managed to get appointments for the girl's hair with some convincing (they were down a hairdresser for the length of the cruise....) but that was about all that we accomplished. at this point we were off to our rooms. Our party was in connecting rooms....2602 (us) and 2604 (dad). Port side, midship classification, but closer to aft elevators than midship ones. This room was backwards from previous rooms we stayed in, so it took a bit of adjusting. We unpacked what we could, as a few bags had arrived, but then we headed out to the Promenade Lounge for out meet and greet! I think we monopolized the entire space, frankly. There were at least 60 people there, at a minimum. It. Was. Awesome. The kids went to the side and played a bit, giving the adults time to socialize a bit. We got to get caught up on all the travel drama...it was crazy how many of us had travel issues. There were 2 sets of travelers who took the cake tho. I'd mention them here, but can't remember their DIS names. They know who they are, tho . One set took 43 hours to get from home to Barcelona. The arrived at the airport and went straight to the ship. Talk about nerve-wracking!!!
We actually had two cabins across the hall from each other. A navigator's veranda (which we hardly used except to take pictures upon entering a port - it felt too closed in for me) and an inside 7128/7129. We were aft a few doors away from the Deck 7 secret veranda. We got all our luggage before the group meet at 3 pm and were mostly unpacked by the time we got there. Even Jim's tuxedo had come. It was really fun meeting everyone. It was the biggest get together I had ever experienced and the fun part was that throughout the cruise most people really got along and made some new lifelong friends. I got to the sail away party late and couldn't find anyone but Kim's dad, Jerry and Jim bringing me a birthday drink. I also went down and place my Roaming Mickey Magnet on Kim's door to start his adventure.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:17 AM   #962
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Villefranche: June 16, 2013 Tendered Port

The plan: Originally thought we'd do it on our own. DCL's Value Package: Nice & Monaco excursion mirrors what we wanted to do. It spoon-feeds us, but takes the hiking up hills equation out of the picture for my dad.

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Villians Tonight!

We had an 8:30 meeting time in Rockin Bar D. So did a thousand other people apparently. We got there right on time and the 8:15 excursions were still being dealt with. To say this morning was unorganized would be an understatement. It took us until nearly 10 to get off the boat and onto a tender. Not sure why exactly this was an issue this morning, but we were all worried about the following day when we would have to tender but on our own, not as part of a DCL excursion. Yikes....

In booking the Value package, I had figured that there would be little to no guiding at all, but we were wrong about that. Once off the tender, the guide met us and walked us over to the bus area. We had to walk up and around that fortress wall:





On the way to Nice, she narrated as we drove, which was expected, but once we got to the town she actually walked us around a while before letting us have free time. For us, this meant heading to the market so that my DH could experience Socca...a local chick-pea flour based treat. There were a lot of shops to wander around as well, so there was no lack of things to see or do. We never did do either the Matisse or Chegall museums . This would have been the place to shop, but the socca line was a bit lengthy!



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The public toilets for which you paid $1E (maybe 50 cents..):
Here's some more pics from Nice and the town and market



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We actually spent more time in Monacco. The drive from Nice took 1/2 an hour, maybe? The entire time we got commentary and guidance...we headed toward the palace area first. At this point, my dad chose to sit in a square and people watch, as his knee was bugging him. In this square was the yellow submarine. Why? No clue. Not sure if this is a Beatles reference or something to do with the aquarium, but here it is:



The cathedral where Princess Grace is entombed:




This was at the entry of the cathedral and cracked me up so much I just had to include this:



We headed over to the Palace. We paid something like $8E each and did the audio-guided tour, which was worthwhile. After we exited, we heard that we missed the prince driving up and thru the gates .
I think it was actually only 6 Euros a person. I paid $32.12 USD for 4 people...per my cash card
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We couldn't take pics inside the palace...

More in a bit...

Back, but pics for the following will come later...

Ok, so after meeting back up with our guide, we headed over to the casino area...you know....that famous casino that is all the movies?? James Bond...??? We unloaded near a Japanese Garden, where my dad hung out as we were told there was going to be a bit of walking involved. We headed up a hill, thru a mall, and over a plaza area to get to our destination. As were were walking, we had the road the Monaco Grand Prix raced on pointed out to us. I'm not a race car enthusiast by any means, but it was pretty neat to see those hairpin turns!! We got some time to take pictures in this area and around the casino, and those who were properly dressed (dress pants/collared shirt for men and something that was not shorts for women) could pay $10E (husband thinks $25, but I think he's wrong...heehee) to get thru the door to try. Mindy's husband went to the less-famous casino and placed a $10E bet and got a 60 cent credit that wasn't worth cashing out. So...a souvenir, I guess. We ran into some of the Shutter's photographers there and got a group shot.
He actually one bet 2 Euros, so not too big a loss...he wanted me to go in with him, but I just didn't want to. Here's some more pics


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We met back up with the guide and headed back to the bus. The bus ride took us by Eze.....lovely scenery!!! We took a different way than we had last time we were there, it seemed, but I'm also directionally inept, so who knows...?? I feel as though I got to see the town from a different angle. Back at the port, we hopped on a tender after the hike from the bus parking area and we headed back to the ship. Having gotten back there early, we had a little down time before dinner. As socca was our "lunch", DH and I headed to Cove Cafe to get coffee and some yummy snacks before dinner. I have a good pic of our afternoon there that I'll put up later.



At this point, I'm going to break off here as I don't have navigators in front of me to tell me what the show was, so to be continued...ok..it was Villians Tonight! I did not go to see it, as I was otherwise apparently engaged by Cove Cafe! After returning to our stateroom before dinner, our host knocked on our door and DD got her own personal towel animal folding class!!



Later on in the cruise during a sea day, it was our host that was doing the class in the Promenade lounge. He was so helpful...the first night we were onboard we'd mentioned needing wine glasses and an opener, and they were in our room when we returned from the show!!

It was an early night as we had to get up early for another tender. Our Navigator had a special insert with info about tendering in La Spezia. It gave clear instructions to meet in the Buena Vista theater with your entire party starting at 0745. It was a relief to see that there was a specific process in place...

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hold for La Spezia: June 17, 2013

The Plan: Private tour for 8 arranged thru Rome in Limo for Pisa and Lucca. As this is the day the Patron Saint of Pisa is celebrated, we opted to change our climb in Pisa to the afternoon. In case you're interested, the Patron Saint is Ranierius. Likely, what will end up being closed is the baptistry and cathedral during a celebratory mass (as per Rome in Limo). Link to tickets to climb the tower: http://boxoffice.opapisa.it/Turisti/.

Tickets purchased using above link at the 20-day mark. FYI, the website loads the next day at midnight Pisa time...so for me, the day before at 3pm PST. We booked for 2pm to climb the tower. The price was $18E pp with the Cathedral included. You can also "add-on" other buildings if you like, with all the rest of the sites being another $9E, I believe. I booked a Cathedral-only pass for my dad for $5E, as he doesn't intend to climb the tower.

Suggested dinner attire: Cruise Casual
Menu:Show Dinner (Animator's)

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The navigator listed out the meeting spot (Buena Vista Theater) and the need to have your entire party gathered so as to obtain entry on a tender for tours that were not DCL-sponsored. So we met at 0745 and headed in after getting the ok from the cast member. We waited maybe 10 minutes before we were guided out to get on a tender. WAY different experience than the day before!! The tenders here were bigger, so I guess that made the difference?? Once you get to the dock in La Spezia, you see the signs looking for the parties, but you had to walk a ways to get to the van. Stefano from Rome in Limo was waiting for us as we exited the tender. We walked to the van and off we went to our 1st stop of the day: Lucca!!

I want to say that the drive was maybe 45 minutes. Stefano was our driver, not an official "guide" (you'll eventually get to the dissertation about the difference later on if you keep reading my diatribe), but we ended up finding out that he was the best kind of driver....a local!! He LIVES in Lucca!!! More on that tidbit in a bit...He took us to the walled town of Lucca, got us the maps from the TI office, and pointed out the sites we should make an effort to see in the town itself. It would have been amazing to be able to wander this town all day long. All the streets had that picturesque scene that you envision little European towns should have. And in spite of the fact that it was hot and there was a Pisa climb later that day, 5 of 8 of our group headed up another tower that was in that town, giving me lovely pictures from the top!!! We had a meeting time and had to hustle to get there in time, as we kept lookey-looing all over!!

The Walls: The Plaza:

Stop for drinks: A CHurch:

Top of tower:

We headed from Lucca (the walled area) thru the greater Lucca area. My DH had really gotten into asking about the local foods and wines, and it turns out that Stefano had his own little bit of land he did a bunch of growing on. He took us thru his neighborhood....to a store so that we could get bread (he shopped there!), and took us to a restaurant that he frequented....we were the ONLY tourists there, The lunch was FABULOUS!!! And cheap! It ended up being maybe $10E per person!! We had wanted to do a winery tour as well, but as we'd been advised to do 2pm Pisa tickets, the timing was all off. So a word of advice....press the email contact and whatever agency you use to actually consult with the driver/guide to get their input as far as timing. We seriously considered blowing off the tower.....but the kids were there with us and we supposed it wasn't all about the parents. Right??

View outside Lucca with Stefano and my DH:



The restaurant and food porn:



So in our dawdling around Lucca, we were inevitably late to Pisa. We were advised as to go to the ticket office and tell them there was an issue with the taxi. We were readily accommodated, but had to split into 3 groups...we went from 7 people climbing at 2pm to 2:45, 3, and 3:15. It worked out just fine!! We all got into the cathedral and got our silly pics, tho didn't see the Shutters photographers....

ok....more details and pics later....




continuing....

It was really hot that day, so add the heat to the fact that we were all battling jet lag and you can figure that most of us dozed in the van on the ride back to port. The trip from Pisa took about an hour. Payment for all these tours I'd arranged all had us paying in cash at the end, so after we gave Stefano our money, we walked back over to the tender....we just missed one and sat down on the one that was ready and waiting. There were plenty of other people we'd already met onboard, so we go to chitchat while waiting to take off. I sat at the end and just enjoyed the sun. Living up here in the Pacific NW, I miss the sun. I cumulatively tried to stock up on my Vitamin D for the year, I think !



I love the picturesque town of La Spezia. I have many pics from out last trip, and made the effort to get out with my camera just before sunset to try and get some nice views to tinker with on our return. I'll post these soon...



I'm pretty sure I took the opportunity to go to the gym and get in a quick cardio workout. I don't do well when I'm sedentary. Yes, I climbed Pisa, but I really need a bit more than that on a daily basis in order to get in a really good stretch. It's timed well so I can take that shower before the show and dinner. The show was "Junk"...the group that did a bit part the first night. Dad opted to nap, and I have no doubt that DD was out with her friends. BTW, I was able to sign a waiver so that she could go into the Edge in spite of the fact that she isn't eleven yet. Believe it or not, she rarely went in there after all that effort to convince me that I should let her do this. Go figure. Too many ready-made friends, I guess....

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Just wanted to add some pics to confirm how much we had tired out by then. Remember we hadn't had a break, flew in Friday morning after being up all day and night the day before, up reasonable early Saturday to get on the ship. Early 8:30 meet for the tour on Sunday and then an 7:30 to meet to get tender to shore...this made for very tired people. We were very ready for a sea day, but alas one more port to go first.


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For those of you that did Disney excursions, did they give out free water bottles on the bus?
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MinnieDiva, thank you again so much for the navigators. It was such a big help in helping us plan out our trip!!!!!
What a way to build excitement! Thank you for posting the Navigators.
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So I wrote my whole story and as I was adding the last picture the Disboard shut down on me...how frustrating...Let's try this again. Just so you're aware, since we were with the Merrills every day from here on out, I'm gonna just be embellishing on Kim's trip report and adding things that I did differently.

As I said in the last post, we arrived in Barcelona at 8:00 a.m. Actually 1/2 an hour early. Since I knew Kim left late, I thought there was a possibility that we would see each other in the airport ( you have to understand the long awaited anticipation of seeing our friends from way across the country again.) But, alas, our luggage came, we didn't see them and I later found out they had been there and already left probably about 1/2 ahead of us. We, like Kim, went outside easily hailed a minivan taxi and made our way to the Hispanos 7 Suizas (32 Euro cab ride). The hotel is one block away from La Sagrada Familia and very nice. It has a balcony, two bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and two full baths.
View from the balcony:

I, in my infinite wisdom did not think to take pictures of the room, hopefully Kim did because she stayed there at the end of the trip. Of course our room wasn't ready yet, it was only 9 a.m. and check in wasn't until 4 p.m. so we dropped off our luggage and set off to find breakfast and alas look what we found:


We sat at Starbucks leisurely drank our coffee and had breakfast and then with 1/2 an hour to spare before meeting the Merrills we went off to La Sagrada. There's a nice little park across the street with some vendors. I don't think Kim mentioned this but buy your tickets to go inside online before you go. It will save you a long wait. We just walked right in.

Ok, so now here it is my dissertation on the GoCars. DON"T DO IT!!!!!!! I don't know if I've mentioned it previously but I probably did everything I could pretrip to talk Kim out of this No dice she really wanted to do this. I was a bit nervous about driving in Barcelona traffic while tired from being up for over 24 hours but I did it. We were quite a site, 4 yellow cars leaving the garage. It was Sean and Sam, Kim and her dad, Me and Ashleigh and then Jim and Haylee. Well at the first traffic light, Sean went, followed by Kim and then I got a red light. Which would not have been a catastrophe in most situations, however my GPS/Tour Guide system didn't work. When the light turned green I proceeded and Sean and Kim are nowhere to be seen. I have no idea where they went and they assumed I would just follow the directions. I pulled over, Jim followed me and I told him the problem, at which point he told me he had the same problem until Haylee hit something and it worked. No such luck for me. So I was going to follow Jim until we found everyone because at this point we had made enough turns that I wasn't sure where the garage was to go back.
After driving down one way streets the wrong way and into pedestrian plazas (because we were following the navigation system) we drove up to MontJuic. On our way up we saw Sean and Sam coming down, so they turned around and met us in a parking lot (did either of us mention that there is no reverse on these cars, so you can't go backwards unless someone pushes you?) He told us he had lost Kim. A few minutes later Kim called us and we decided to go back to where she was. The idea was Sean would lead (should have re thought that) and Jim would follow me...well we were fine for a bit but then we hit a round about and I got caught by a red light and again, Sean didn't wait...so I had no idea where he got off and again we were lost. I pulled over, Jim took the lead. After about 30 minutes he realized that the GPS was taking us back to MontJuic. So we pulled over so he could look at a map to get us back, since we were both riding with kids. He figured out where we should go and started off. Alas my car wouldn't start up again. Not knowing if Jim would realize I wasn't coming and if he did, if he could get back to me, I called the number that Kim had called me from and told them my predicament. They kept insisting that I tell them where the GPS last told me I was and they would come pick me up. They would not understand the fact that the GPS didn't work and I had no idea where I was. Finally Jim came running around the corner, (he had left Haylee and the car with a nice woman from Toronto that had stopped to ask about the car) and came and got my car started.

We followed his navigating via the paper map and got to the general area of the garage (different place from where we picked the car up from) and then after being directed into a parking garage and not being able to get up the ramp without the parking attendants help and driving into a pedestrian plaza where two police officers were coming towards us ( a nice tourist who spoke English and Spanish explained we were lost because there was no marking on the alley that the Go Car place was, we got back.

Now starts more fun. After asking how our ride was I said awful and the girl told me I should have come back and they might have been able to do something but since I had their car all day what were they supposed to do? REALLY!!!! I didn't want to have their car all day. I spend the entire d trying to get back to where I started. Now forgive me if I seem like I have no patience at this point, because I didn't. I was tired (up for over 24 hours), frustrated, scared and angry. It was not a time to give me more grief. I asked to speak with her manager who told me that there was nothing she could do. She had called the other location and after speaking with them asked why I didn't let them pick me up and informed me that my friends said that they had a wonderful time. I lost it. I told her that I was going to slam the company on Trip Advisor (which I did) and that she'd hear from my attorney (which she did Jim). Knowing I was too frustrated to be rational, I told Jim he should deal with it and walked out to the curb.
Jim came out 15 minutes later. They had brought out the man who was there when we rented the cars and he agreed to refund the cost of my car and 1/2 of the cost of Jim's. That was nice but it was still an awful experience. The taxis and buses are not happy they are sharing the road with you and people laugh and take pictures as you drive by. We waited for Sean and Sam to meet us (they walked from the other location - which wasn't close) and then we all waited for Kim. Just as we were all about to leave, she showed up none to happy as she said.

Here's a picture of where we all had dinner that night.
I love reading your reports! It's so fun to relive through someone else's eyes!

Let me say, I am soooo glad we didn't do the Go Cars now! I fully planned on it, but didn't realize until too close that we needed international driver's licenses. We would have had 5 cars which sounds like it would have been a nightmare.

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For those of you that did Disney excursions, did they give out free water bottles on the bus?
Yes, there was a bottle of water for us on every excursion we went on.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #969
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Yes, there was a bottle of water for us on every excursion we went on.
Thanks! It's just DH&I and we hate to buy a case of water. We did the last time and had way too much left over as we got water on each DCL excursion we did. Glad to see they are still doing that.
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Thanks! It's just DH&I and we hate to buy a case of water. We did the last time and had way too much left over as we got water on each DCL excursion we did. Glad to see they are still doing that.
We had a bottle of water with us when we boarded the ship and on the first excursion, we filled it up at the drink station. When they gave us a bottle on the bus, we had 2 bottles each then. We were always 1 bottle extra from that point on ... and when we got to Ephesus, we really needed the 2 bottles. LOL
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We had a bottle of water with us when we boarded the ship and on the first excursion, we filled it up at the drink station. When they gave us a bottle on the bus, we had 2 bottles each then. We were always 1 bottle extra from that point on ... and when we got to Ephesus, we really needed the 2 bottles. LOL
That's exactly what we plan to do!!!!!
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Did you like the apartment you stayed at? Would you stay there again? Was there good sound insulation and were the washer/dryers good?

I'm asking all these questions b/c we're doing the WBTA next year and we thought the apartment that we stayed at this time was just OK. It was rather noisy and there was little privacy b/c the sound insulation within the apartment itself was bad. The washer/dryer also didn't work well (it was one of the 2-in-1 ones).

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Did you like the apartment you stayed at? Would you stay there again? Was there good sound insulation and were the washer/dryers good?

I'm asking all these questions b/c we're doing the WBTA next year and we thought the apartment that we stayed at this time was just OK. It was rather noisy and there was little privacy b/c the sound insulation within the apartment itself was bad. The washer/dryer also didn't work well (it was one of the 2-in-1 ones).

Your insight on the apartment topic is appreciated!
We liked the 1st apartment better. It was quieter, off the main path, and had we been there longer the kitchen was more spacious. The washer dryer was ok. Slow compared to what we are used to here. I'm thinking that most people hang laundry to dry to save energy.

The second apartment was not bad, but it was narrow. We were above the restaurant, so it was louder, at least in one of the rooms. DD and I were in one and DH and my dad were in the other and DH says that the loudest thing in that room was my dad's snoring. Earplugs helped...lol!!! We did not try the washer....In fact, in talking to DH, I wonder if the unit was and all-in-one...where it will finish washing and then dry immediately after. The kitchen was very small. I did not take any pics of it . I get so sad at the end of vacations I can't bear to document it.
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Let me say, I am soooo glad we didn't do the Go Cars now! I fully planned on it, but didn't realize until too close that we needed international driver's licenses. We would have had 5 cars which sounds like it would have been a nightmare.

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