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    Default I started to plan my 50th birthday present today!!!!

    I turn 50 in Aug 2018. I am going to Europe for my present to myself. My wife is not going, she will not fly, so I am taking Maddy, who will be over 14 years old by then.

    I watched "Roman Holiday" last week and it sold me, we are going to Rome for 3 days and Paris for 3 days (plus travel days).

    I am super surprised how inexpensive AirBnB is in Europe. I am talking $50 a night or less.

    I am not completely sold on Paris yet, I may just stay in Italy the entire time or maybe Vienna instead.

    This will be a fotog vacation, so lots of walking.

    We are planning on going in May 2018.

    And before you ask, my wife turned 50 this year. Her present was a Lexus RX350 (over 10x the cost of this trip)
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    sounds like a good plan

    you should have a look at these Italy Photography Workshops | Jeff Curto : Photographs - Workshops - Podcasts
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    As much as a Lexus would be nice, it seems to me that you got the batter of the deal. Time with your daughter in Europe is priceless. Memories that will last a lifetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runmonty View Post
    sounds like a good plan

    you should have a look at these Italy Photography Workshops | Jeff Curto : Photographs - Workshops - Podcasts

    That looks great but it would be $10,000 plus flights for me and Maddy.

    I plan on doing this for around $5000 for the both of us (including flights). Everything except food/shopping/etc
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    I have decided to just stay in Italy (Rome, Rimini, & Venice).

    What was the name of the member here that lives in Rome? He was an amazing photographer but hasn't posted in 3 or 4 years.
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    Are you thinking of ArtphotoasiA ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asnow View Post
    Are you thinking of ArtphotoasiA ?
    No, he had a short name. He was an AMAZING post processer. He could make a bad image look like Ansel Adams took it.
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    I think you are thinking of vyeko, but he was in Romania I think

    just looked up his profile - was in slovenia
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    Vyeko, that's it. I thought he lived in Rome.

    I just went back and looked at some of his work. His images are amazing.
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