|Turkish Airlines took us to Rome :)|
This tour has begun as most do ... a 14 hour travel day (which eventually became 24 hours) with delays in foreign airports, too many cups of coffee and struggles to find WIFI. Even so, the dancers of the company remain cheerful, cooperative and ever eager to find a reason to laugh and joke.
Around 9:45 PM (almost a full day after we left JFK) our tour bus pulled up to the Hotel Il Maniero (3*) in Tivoli where we will make our first performance of the tour at “FestiVAl Internazionale di Villa Adriana-Lazio”. As we disembarked everyone cheered and immediately headed to the hotel restaurant which was scheduled to close at 10:00PM. Of course, with the true spirit of generosity which I have always encountered in Italy - they remained open to welcome us! Pasta Bolognese and vino rosso per tutti!!!
|Airport coffee, coffee, coffee!|
|Dancers Natasha, Gildas, Jorge and Ben get on board.|
|Inspirational Travel Reading|
|Finally, dinner in Italy- good times.|