So I'm just back from a trip to Italy and I'll have a few things to post about this in the days to come. For now, let me say that planning a trip like this involves a lot of research and slog to get things just right, study the areas, the places to stay and work through a list of 'must-haves' that I wanted. This turned out to be much less painful than I might have expected.
Contrast this with attempting to plan a similar trip to the Hunter Valley and the experience would have been very, very different.
We sit here in this wonderful part of the world and we are wasting the chance to let the world know about it.
Time this got fixed. Tourists need to be able to find out what's worth seeing in a location or they will never go there. They need to be able to get around, they need to have access to excellent broadband and they need to be able to find what they need and have service when they need it.
The world looks at places like Tuscany and with good reason just want to go there and see it. To eat the food, and to just soak up being there. What's it got that the Hunter doesn't have? An attitude. One that we could cultivate too, but will take more than just thinking "she'll be right, mate".