Subject: FE places
After posting that disappointing message on disappointing Crete, I'm glad to balance with a note on my FE places.

I don't want to be too long, so I'll just declare that two places that far exceeded my expectations were Chicago, IL and Menorca island, Spain. These two places perfectly represent the two extremes of my tastes in travelling: a great city where an architecture buff like I am can walk among the pages of the Bible of contemporary architecture (and visit a lot of excellent museums, too); and an island that belies the prejudice that one may have (or that I had) on too popular places, a haven where preservation of the great natural beauty has been kept first, and building hotels and condos for tourists second.

Have a nice time on your summer holidays! Leonardo from Italy