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Day 24 - 26

Clinic Safari

semi-overcast

JT has had a few of great days skiing with Howard Symes (from Wellington). They did the Marmolada Glacier yesterday, having done the Sella Ronda the day before (this is a 40km trip)
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Austin and Sandra have headed back to join the tour in Cortina – and it sounds like they are having a good time skiing again – albeit a bit cautiously.
Lots of snow during the night – winter fairyland here again, blue skies forecast for the afternoon. Taxi shuttle picked JT and I up for the drive to La Villa to the clinic there (as arranged by the travel insurance). This is a trip of about 20mins (approx. 14kms) up over the Passo Campolongo. Stunning scenery.
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Check up at the clinic was quick, but they were concerned that I’d only had 4 days of treatment for possible thrombosis so arranged an ultrasound…..in Bolzano, about 100kms away, 1 ½ hrs by taxi.
So another trip in the taxi van (Mercedes Benz this time, only 4 weeks old!). Lovely trip through the valleys, and then into the old town section of Bolzano. Complete with cobbled streets and pastel buildings.
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Uneventful session at the ultrasound (no sign of any problems thankfully), a quick late lunch and then back to La Villa!!!!! So relieved that there are no complications at this stage. I’m now all documented as okay to fly back to NZ – yahoo. Just have to wait on the travel insurance company to come through on the flights.

Posted by EMTHOMSON 13:33 Archived in Italy

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Good news. And is there a new market - sightseeing with a hospital/clinic theme? Sounds like you are seeing some "off the beaten trail" villages!

by Kathryn

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