I am so thrilled to have discovered the forums on this site. I can honestly say that our eagerness and excitement about the trip are a direct result of reading all of the wonderful posts by locals and travelers alike.
It's like sitting at a giant table of people who have had these great experiences and are sharing them, allowing anyone to ask questions at any time.
I guess the best way that I can return the favor is to post our experiences in our trip, which we plan to do (thanks to new TripAdvisor Ipad app). We will be sure to do that. I hope our comments are useful to future first time travelers.
The posts on this site have literally been 95% of our valued info as we plan our trip.
Thanks again for all your thoughtful and generous sharing.