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Day 24 - 26

Clinic Safari


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)
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.
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.
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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