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Exchange Reviews

January - December 2008

we had the privlege hosting Matt and Catherine a perfect ...

Eros & Claudia
Eros & Claudia from Province of Prato said

we had the privlege hosting Matt and Catherine a perfect couple which look still engaged like at the college, instead, their 25th anniversary have been spent in Italy and we can just tell you all that they are really perfect guests, absolutely unbelievble people full of principles and deep emotions. we can just envy the next lucky home exchanger because we would be in his place to have them again. their place is amazing and close to the beaches.

What we said about Eros & Claudia's house:

Over Easter 2008 we had the pleasure of our first Hospitality stay with this wonderful couple, Eros and Galia. They welcomed us into their beautiful home at Prato and showed us the best time possible while we were there. Our stay was filled with such generosity shown to us by way of taking us to fabulous local restaurants, sites and attractions. We felt very welcome and relaxed in their beautifully decorated home. Eros and Galia are such beautiful people who are truly in touch with getting the best out of life and it was a pleasure to experience the company and hospitality of these lovely people. I strongly recommend a stay with Eros and Galia if you are interested in good company and a great experience in Tuscany. We are so looking forward to them coming to visit us in Australia and hope that we may also show them as wonderful a time as we had.

November -1

We were visiting friends in Port Stephens ( flying in on ...

ROBERT and PHYLLIS from Victoria said

We were visiting friends in Port Stephens ( flying in on JetStar from Brisbane to Newcastle) so the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort was perfect for our needs. Between the swim out pool and the air conditioning we were always comfortable with the summer heat. The one bedroom unit was very comfortable and had all dishes and cookware supplied as well as washer and dryer. The patio was extra big and safely enclosed. Port Stephens was my favourite stop in our trip- easy to get around, beautiful beaches, and lots to do. My favourite beach was Fingal Bay for swimming- not surfing waves, clear water and breathtaking view of islands, sea, sand and sky. For hiking, Tomaree headland lookout was amazing! For an out of town drive a trip to the Hunter Valley for wine tasting was a great experience stopping in the town of Morpeth along the way to see the old historic buildings of yesteryear. A ferry ride over to Tea Gardens ( Island across from the Port) with a picnic basket is a sure way to catch some dolphins. Port Stephens is the dolphin capital of Australia. The locally grown macadamia nuts and avocados are a must buy (the market times can be found in the visitor's guide.) We walked the d'Albora Marina at night (very romantic) and shopped there in the day. This is where you can sign up for the many tours available as well as check out the visitor's information centre. If our children had been with us we would have been riding camels on the dunes, scuba diving, parasailing and being much more adventurous, but we will save that for another visit! We met Catherine and Matthew for supper one night and wish to thank them again for their trust and new friendship. We look forward to them enjoying beautiful Vancouver Island Canada in the future.