Hello - just thought I would post on here to see if anyone else who reads the forums is planning to go on the Tuscan Delights trip at the end of August? This will be my first time out with Exodus and I will be travelling on my own so it would be good to get to know some of my fellow travellers in advance!
I am also booked on this trip. I've travelled with Exodus quite a few times now, either with friends or solo and always had a great time. I'll also be travelling on my own this time. I'm really looking forward to going now..
It's good to know I won't be the only solo traveller! I am really looking forward to this trip - it is an early 40th birthday present to myself (actual birthday at Christmas). I love walking and I am a keen hobbyist photographer so I saw this trip as a great way to combine these interests.
As you have travelled with exodus before, do you have any tips for me?
I have been on a few walking holidays with Exodus, the last one was Marrakesh and the High Atlas in January, and I had a great time. The various groups I have travelled with have always been incredibly friendly and within a couple of hours you’ll feel like you’ve known your fellow travellers for years.. I have also just started a photograph course so it looks like we’ll also have this in common, (although I haven’t decided yet if I’d bring my new SLR camera. )
I am glad to hear I won’t be the only solo traveller as well..
Have you been on similar holidays before?
No, I haven't been on any similar group type holidays although I have been away on my own before (package trip) and I found that people were very welcoming to someone on their own.
What camera have you bought? I am still deliberating on what camera to take with me. I have just bought a Nikon D5100 and a lot of batteries (taking it to Glastonbury Festival). But it is heavy if you have to carry it around all day. Glastonbury will be a bit of a test, if I can manage with it there then I should be fine for this trip!
My camera is not as fancy as yours it's a Nikon D3100. I know what you mean about the weight, that's why I haven't quite decided if I'll be taking it on holiday (If I don't I am sure I'll end up regretting it though..) Glastonbury will be amazing! There is such a good line up this year. You'll have to tell me how you get on.
I am just about to book my flight. Are you travelling on the same flight as the rest of the group?
Yes, I am on the same flight as the rest of group - that reminds me, still need to book travel to and from Gatwick (I am travelling from Manchester).
I also have a sony nex. Great camera and smaller and lighter than the Nikon but just not as good image quality or as easily usable. I took the sony nex to Jersey for a short break recently and although I was happy with the results, there were a few occasions where the camera wouldn't respond and a reset of the battery needed to bring it back to life. This worries me - would hate for the camera to completely give up whilst on this holiday!
Do you use flickr? I have some photos on flickr - my user name is "fussy onion." I can be contacted that way as well.
Where are you travelling from?
Really sorry for the late reply. I've just had a look at your photos on flickr, they're seriously good! I am very impressed.. Are you taking your fancy SLR to Italy? I think I'll bring mine after all. I'll only regret it if I don't.
I live in London, but as I am making my own travel arrangments I'll meet the group at Pisa airport. I am planning on staying on for a couple of extra days at the end to visit a friend who lives over there.
I hope you're having a lovely weekend.
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Hello - yes, I think I will take the DSLR - same as you, think I might regret it otherwise.
I'll email you soon so that you have my contact details.
I am also a solo traveller I have had some excellent experiences with Exodus and am sure this will be another!!, have no reservations.
Cheers for now Chris2
Hi Chris - thanks a lot for the reply. I unfortunately have had to cancel my reservation on this trip. I hope you and everyone else going has an amazing time.
Hi Virginie, Hi Chris
Have been meaning to post something here for weeks and now I am writing the night before!! Oh well, I shall see you tomorrow at Pisa airport. I am also travelling on my own, but coming from Barcelona (where I live, though I am English!).
See you tomorrow
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