Received this annotated account from Jason ("Ardent" on the forums) of his recently finished cruise around "the Med:" he explored Italy, France, and Spain. Here's Jason on the sights (with accompanying photos):
Recently back from a cruise around the Med. Have attached some pics and a little commentry if you are interested.
1, B4 the off. Just a shot to show my home for the past week and that my trusty vffs had come along for the ride.
2, Palermo - Sicily, Italy. Busy place. [You] need eyes in the back of your head when crossing the roads. Came across this cross roads and on each corner was a fountain and multiple statues. Only thing that caught more people's attention were the classics.
3, On the rails. After busy day exploring as much as you can in the time you have, nice just to put your feet up and watch the world go by.
4, Toulon - France. Very nice place the Cote d'zur.
5, Barcelona. What a place! Will be going back there. You could happily spend a day just taking in the Gaudi's work. Guell park is a must.
6, Guell park again and the famous salamanda water feature. Only today out done by the classics, as can be seen in the face of the lady on the left.
No pics but the classics went down a storm in Olbia Sardinia.
Clearly they had never seen any before. Stopped off for an ice cream. Shop keeper straight round to the front of the counter absolutley blown away. Communication was all done via gesture no English spoken. Wrote Vibram Five Fingers on a piece of paper and he promptly went to the rear of shop still in view. Straight on to the net and a big thumbs up came way. Made both our days.
Leave it to Vibram fivefingers to spur an unexpected cultural exchange! VFFs: not only are they good for feet, they're good for making new friends around the world!