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Old 08-08-2010, 08:01 AM   #121
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It's great that Kate has a job but I am in two minds after we found out that she can't come about whether to cancel - I would love to have done the cruise with her and she is gutted that she is missing it.

I asked Tracy for another quote for a cheaper stateroom (cat 9 rather than 6) and at the moment I am still going as a solo (DH will be with me at WDW for a week but leaves the day before the cruise). I'm feeling rather anxious about it though and still may back out!! I would like to come because the last one sounded like so much fun. I like talking to people (I do it all day long for my job!) so that's not the issue - it's just that it will feel weird to do it on my own. I haven't announced my solo status on the podcast cruise board yet - have till end of September to decide!! I'll keep you posted!
It is a real shame Kate can't come. Make sure you do what you want to do - obviously we'd love you to come but if you're not sure you'd feel comfortable then don't do it. I'm sure once we get on the ship you'd soon be so busy and having such a fun time you may not notice

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The next port was Ajaccio Corsica. We did the Sweet Corsica excursion. A bus drove us around the area and we visited producers of local goodies.

The first stop was a nougat maker.







This was the owner, he explained how nougat was made and the varieties they made which we got to try















Love the plastic fruit!













The next stop was a honey farm





We tried four varieties and they were all quite distinctive, I didn't take many pictures as it started to rain.

Next was a vineyard. They showed us around the area they made and bottled the wines then we got to try some as well as some bread and cheese.













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There was a cute cat that was allowed to run about all over. He liked a bit of fuss but then got bored and scratched people!

















It was a half day tour so we were back at lunch time. It was pretty grey and miserable. This was the view from our state room window, it would have looked a lot nicer in the sunshine





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Another wonderful update. I'm drooling over the nougat.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:43 PM   #125
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Great update and photos.
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We're doing the Sweet Corsica tour. Was the candy and honey reasonable to purchase? Do they ship back to the states?
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:22 PM   #127
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Another great update! You are a great photographer!
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Another wonderful update. I'm drooling over the nougat.
It was good nougat, usually I find it a bit sickly but this was lovely - not too sweet but full of flavour

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We're doing the Sweet Corsica tour. Was the candy and honey reasonable to purchase? Do they ship back to the states?
The candy we thought was worth the money - there were better prices the more you bought (we got one nougat for ourselves and one for my Mum) there was a good offer on a bag of allsorts which was quite a good price, we just didn't want that much. I can't remember if they will ship it, maybe no one asked.
The honey was not cheap in my opinion and we can get similar honey here in the UK (not the same but if we want premium honey it's very similar) plus DH didn't really like them (he prefers the runny honey, some of the ones we tried were fairly solid) again not sure if they ship to the US - sorry I'm not much help

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Another great update! You are a great photographer!
aww, thanks for saying! I'm glad you're enjoying it - I'm almost done
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:27 PM   #129
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Dinner tonight was at Palo's This time I only took pics of the food DH and I had.

A flatbread, this was delicious



I just spotted a hidden Mickey on the plate!



Mushroom flatbread



Minestrone soup







The carbonara was a special and it was the best I've ever had!







DH's soufle with and without chocolate sauce, I didn't have one this time as I was quite full.





But I did have the pannacota



We shared a hot coffee cocktail



After dinner we saw Alice in Wonderland in 3D, it finished pretty late so I go some pics of an empty ship!





















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This map showed our route



We came back to a lobster on our bed



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I'm soooo hungry now, I love Palo!
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Noooooooooooooooooo, you can't be done! We all enjoyed your pictures and commentary so much!
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Becx - your "empty ship" photos are awesome!

The food at Palo doesn't look half-bad either.
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I have loved your report and all the great pictures !

Sweet Corsica question..... which wine did you prefer ? Would you recommend this tour ?

THANKS for taking the time to report !
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I have loved your report and all the great pictures !

Sweet Corsica question..... which wine did you prefer ? Would you recommend this tour ?

THANKS for taking the time to report !

I thought I'd answer this one as Becx has been so busy putting all the pictures up!

Definitely preferred the red wine on the Sweet Corsica trip, but I didn't really rate any of the wines we tried at this tour stop.
The wines were quite young - 2009 and 2008. The whites were dry with an acidic taste and I personally am not so keen on that. Having said that, I did enjoy this stop. It was great to do the tour, even though we didn't actually go out into the vineyard.
The cheese and bread went really well with the red wine, so I had plenty!
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