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IMG_8275Although I had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans many years ago, I have always dreamed of experiencing different parts of the beautiful, deep south, and was thrilled my travels would finally take me como comprar viagra there.

I fell in love with Old Savannah (Georgia). The breathtaking, almost haunting images of the picturesque homes with their wrap-around porches, and the spanish-moss-covered oak canopy trees, gave the feeling of entering a storybook. On a first visit, I often like to begin with a city tour (usually hop-on-hop-off), but Savannah’s small, charming historical district is best explored on foot.


We stayed at the chicMansion on Forsyth Park, which we learned was formerly a funeral home! Not sure if it was our imagination, but the hotel’s tasteful play on this fact evoked smiles, not chills. (Does the attached picture of our bathroom sink remind you of anything?)

Discovering that Savannah is the country’s most haunted city excited me, as the topic fascinates me somewhat; but I have no ghost or paranormal activity to speak of, unfortunately. Just for the fun of it, I tried one of the countless ghost tours, but the one I chose did not leave me spooked.

Several people recommended visiting Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. We were warned that the line-up could be up to a couple of hours. If, like me, you are not one for tourist traps – this one is A MUST! The home-cooked southern comfort cuisine – served family style – was plentiful, very reasonably priced, and insanely good. No wonder even generic sildenafil the locals are willing to stand in line.


Unfortunately, a miscommunication with the tour company meant we would miss the Bonaventure Cemetery; but based on the pictures and positive reviews, I would still highly recommend it.

Then it was off to Charleston (South Carolina). While I don’t recall much scenery, the 1 hour 40 minute Amtrak ride was quick, cheap, quiet, smooth & relaxing. The station is not exactly central, however, so what we saved in ticket price ended up being spent on cab fare (still worth it).

The architecture of the homes at the tip of the Charleston peninsula was fascinating, and the lantern-lit cobblestone streets just added to the charm. This was like nothing I’d ever seen in the United States, and I often had to remind myself I was in America and not some far away land.


We spent much of our time walking up & down the city’s main shopping street, King Street. Even if the stores have closed, one should take a stroll, as cialis coupon 2015 it’s prettiest by night; it’s amazing what creative lighting (interior & exterior) can do for ambience.

Of course, one cannot visit this part of the world without seeing a plantation home. While immaculate & symmetrical gardens have their appeal as well, the Magnolia Plantation Home & Gardens ended up why 2 tubs cialis being a great choice because of its ‘secret garden’ feel. The tour included a pleasant, very informative tram ride around the grounds.


Although temperatures started to soar as we departed, the weather was (I’m guessing) unusually comfortable for June (so much so, our light sweaters came in handy in the evenings).

In closing, I must mention the best part of all – the people. The Southeners were for the most part refreshingly warm, chatty, gentle & polite. Chivalry is not dead in this part of the world. And the region’s laid-back nature made for a truly relaxing vacation.