So Mr NYC and wife have packed their bags and, despite the ash clouds and cabin crew strikes that temporarily threatened it, now have clear skies and smooth flying to a land that gave us the Mona Lisa and the Ferrari -- amongst a few other notable things. Hopefully I'll have some good things to share when we get back. And no, I won't be buying you all gifts. Where exactly in this country we are going? I'll leave that a mystery for now. Just take a look at this picture and guess. We'll be back in a week. See ya!