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The importance of trip reports (moved from Italy board)

PixieM | Aug 4, 2013 04:59 AM

In searching and reading these boards for a rapidly approaching month in Rome, I've been struck by how relatively few trip reports there are, compared to how much advice is sought and given. It's a shame and I think that it's actually impolite. Even a brief trip report will give both the people who gave you the information as well as your fellow travellers, a sense of what is working out there, and what is not and perhaps why not. I can usually understand from a trip report that the writer's priorities or tastes or expectations are different to mine, and I will then take that into account. I can cross reference with other reports.

My list for the month of September reads like a greatest hits of the Rome recommendations on this board. It's very, very heavily influenced by the regulars. And huge thanks to you all! BUT I would still like to know more, in advance, of how the regular punters fare at these places.

I currently have 19 restaurants on my short list. Luckily I will be in Rome for 25 days! I am aiming to report back on each one I go to...not huge essays but hopefully enough to give some ideas to others. An ambitious project perhaps? I am looking forward to it enormously!

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