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ellieisamazing
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Name: ellie
Hometown: Watertown, Connecticut, USA
Location: Watertown, Connecticut, USA
Join Date: January 28, 2009
Contributions: ellieisamazing has written about 111 places, shared 652 photos, left 450 comments, and smiled 1,280 times.
Interested in: meeting other people to travel with, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Amsterdam, Netherlands
dream destination
Buenos Aires, Argentina
dream destination
Morocco
dream destination
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English
Interests
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Recent trip to Barcelona. Half with friends, partly alone. Went to Montessaret on a last minute whim when I ended up staying in Spain for an extra day. NO ONE knew I was going there. Arrived mid day, didn't think much at first, took the St. Joan funicular up to the mountain and decided to climb to the highest peak. Spectacular! A life altering event! I was at the top of the mountain having an epiphany when it dawned on me that there was a last train time and "did I know the time of the last funicular?" I never traveled so fast down a mountain in my life only to find, yes, I missed it. Now I knew there was a hotel down below but I HAD to make the last train (once you get down to the town it is still about a 2 hour subway ride to Barcelona) In a panic, I looked at the side of the funicular and saw some emergency type "stairs" on the side of the track. I jumped the fence and proceeded to climb down these stairs at a pretty good clip. Reached the bottom and thank god saw 3 tourists waiting for the very last train. Went in the exit door of the now closed cafeteria, grabbed a bottle of wine, threw down my money and said some more prayers! Only someone who has been there and took this funicular would appreciate this story and only someone who works out on a regular basis can appreciate that my quads were pulsating for a good 3 days after! Makes a good story though!
Profile
I live to travel! I m not happy unless I have a trip to plan and scheme and dream about! Always looking for someone to travel with and share adventures with because my husband doesn't like to travel like me! Addendum, my new husband likes to travel with me
Beausoleil says:
Hi Ellie. Your thread has been closed but if you are still looking for a place in southern France with wine tasting and bicycling, look at the area around Carcassonne and Homps. It's in the Corbières wine region, fairly flat but not boring. The countryside is gorgeous and there are lots of wonderful wineries. Look at Lézignan-Corbières south of Carcassonne. It is the home of Blanquette and there are actually tastings in town. Getting out into the vineyards is wonderful and the side roads are full of bicyclists. Good luck.
Posted on: Jan 31, 2017
mdfehmel says:
Happy Birthday Ellie! Cheers - Matt
Posted on: Aug 28, 2015
spocklogic says:
HBD!
Posted on: Aug 28, 2015
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ellieisamazing's Travel Blogs

Charity events I have attended in Connecticut
Apr 01, 2008 – Mar 11, 2012
The Penquin Plunge is an annual event held in Middlebury to benefit the special olympics. Crazy people jump in the frozen water…
Overview 55 words 27 10 22
10 days in Thailand
Feb 08, 2012 – Feb 29, 2012
How a very American looking women and her 2 very American looking daughters did on our 10 day sojourn to Thailand
Overview 720 words 75 1 12
Ireland 2010
Feb 11, 2010 – Feb 14, 2010
Ireland -› Kilkenny, Ireland -› …
5 day tour of Ireland with my twin brothers for their 50th birthday
Overview 409 words 25 5 7
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ellieisamazing's Travel Reviews

Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Marrakech, Morocco
This Riad was the highlight of my trip to Marrakesh. The location was great (at first I thought …
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Pisac, Peru
I enjoyed my 4 night stay here very much. I was so glad I chose to stay here as apposed to busy …
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Phuket, Thailand
This hotel is in a great location, right on the beach. They have a great breakfast that is serve…