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Oct 14, 2019 - Syracusa, Sicily and Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Today we travelled across the center of Sicily from Palermo to Syracuse. The interior of Sicily shows that Sicily is the breadbasket of Italy. Lots of citrus orchards, olive orchards, tomatoes, mixed veggies, and some vineyards. Lots of Eucalyptus and surprisingly Norfolk Pines. Arriving in Syracuse, we have a modern 3 bedroom apartment a short walk from the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Our sleep that night was not that great though. The lion roars kept us awake. Lions? Yep. We have a circus with a big top about 300 meters away...

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Oct 8, 2019 - Day 18 Capri

Off to Capri today after a nice restful day yesterday. I'd booked us on the 9:50 ferry so we had breakfast about 7:30 so we had time to eat and get organised to walk down to the port by 9:30. We had the climb down the stairs again and arrived in plenty of time. There was the usual chaos of the port with no clear direction about who should be standing where. There were heaps of people milling around, some with tickets for 9:20, others 9:40 and us with our 9:50 tickets. The jet boat docked and we all got a bit excited however it wasn't ours....

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Oct 7, 2019 - Day 17 Around Sorrento

Lazy day today as the forecast is for heavy rain and thunderstorms. We sure had both during the night. The forecast is better for tomorrow so we decided to have a chill-out day around Sorrento today and go to Capri tomorrow. We had a late start to the day with breakfast at 8.30...we were the only ones there. Then Jenni took the kids to the hotel pool and I went to the laundromat. We thought it might be nice to have some clean clothes to wear home. Jobs done, we walked down the road for a coffee and then went for a bit of a walk around town....

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Oct 6, 2019 - Day 16 Napoli to Sorrento - afternoon trip along Amalfi coast

Last trip down the 4 flights of stairs....all 80 of them. We struggled down with our bags and set off for the nearby train station. Our host had given us the name of one which is about 650 metres from the apartment so we don't have to trek over town to get to Napoli Centrale. The station was much quieter than Centrale and even though there was a train due to leave at 10:09, by the time I'd bought our tickets, we missed it and had to wait for the 10:39 service. We piled on when the train arrived and took up two sets of 4 seats between us and...

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Oct 5, 2019 - Day 15 Joe's birthday - Vesuvius and Pompeii

I had a bit of a restless night as I wanted to be up early enough to blow up balloons and decorate downstairs before Joe woke. I woke about 4:30 and took the balloons into the bathroom and blew them up, spread them around the table, put his cake with the No 1 and No 2 candles Joe organised for me to buy when we were in Roma on top out as well and drew a Happy Birthday sign to put with them. Not much however something festive for him to wake up to seeing as he will be away from his family for his birthday. I messaged his parents to tell them...

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Oct 4, 2019 - Day 14 Farwell Venezia, hello Napoli

Time to say arrividerci to Venezia. Our train leaves at 10:30 and we were packed and ready to go by just after 9 so decided to leave and stop off on the way to the station to have a coffee. We are old hands at finding our way around now so off we went. Stopped in a little cafe about half way along the route and as it was a bit chilly, walked through to find a table for 4. We were in a room the doubles as a slot machine gambling parlour. There were 3 or 4 guys going hard at it. We ordered our drinks and Goergia's turned out to be iced...

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Jul 11, 2019 - Pompeii e Vesuvius

Matinee a Pompeii avec notre guide Sasa qui nous fait une revelation choc! Ce n’est pas le Vesuve qui a detruit Pompei mais le pic voisin la Somma!!! Tel que bien decrit dans la missive de Pline le Jeune, temoin depuis sa position de l’autre cote de la baie de Naples de la destruction de Pompei. Sasa est un guide touristique de 3e generation et vit a Pompei. On a le gagne le jackpot des guides. A suivre

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Jul 9, 2019 - Martedi - Giorno per la spiaggia - Jour de plage

Jour de plage aujourd’hui en guise de repos du voyage... mais c’est finalement toute un expedition de notre Casale... 122 m de denivele et 2 km a pied. Justin est particulierement inquiet du petit bout qu’on doit faire dans la rue a flanc de montagne sans trottoir. Il a peur de mourir! Mais nous avons une technique a la queue-leu-leu qui le rassure. La vieille villa romaine en ruines Villa di Pollio Felice sur le capo du Sorrento avec une belle piscine naturelle en forme de semi grotte pour la baignade. Il est aussi possible de se baigner...

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Jun 27, 2019 - Pompeii

Our accommodation is within walking distance of Pompeii, so after our Italian breakfast of chocolate filled croissant, yoghurt, and little square toasts with jam washed down by strong coffee for me and tea for Grae we set off for the ruins. The site is huge and while there were lots of tourists we were all spread out. It was only at a few of the more popular sites that we had to queue briefly - really only the brothel with its erotic frescoes, basically a list of what was on offer. There are lots of drinking taps scattered throughout so we...

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Apr 22, 2019 - Rocking and Rollin with the sea.

It was a rough day at sea. Windy, cold, and the ship in constant motion. It didn't’ t bother either of us, but the Farma made a fortune on Dramamine. We opened our curtains and their was a pair of pink ladies panties. Later a men’s sock appeared. By the end of the week we’ll have a new outfit. We went to a lecture about shore trips in Jordan and Dubai. They claim Dubai has an ATM where you can buy a real gold bar. A French artist wanted to present a statue to Egypt when the Suez canal was finished. It was a woman with a torch. They...

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Apr 21, 2019 - We say Naples they say Napoli

Naples Italy a city built up every hill with streets between the buildings so narrow only bikes and scooters fit. Graffiti on everything even century’s old marble fountains. Every view includes Mt. Vesuvius. Our trip on the Hop On Off Bus was a language quilt of of voices. Museums, church’s, and the water front was full of venders selling everything from clothing and food to tires. It was set up like a fair with children’s rides and games. Because it was Easter there were very large eggs wrapped in foil covered with netting and tied with...

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Oct 2, 2018 - Day 19 - Capri

I'd checked the ferry times to Capri and we decided we would leave late morning. I wanted to let the kids have a bit of a sleep in, then breakfast and a visit to the TIM phone shop as I'm unable to send text messages. We finally for moving about nine and went to the breakfast room. I asked the waiter what food Riley could safely eat and when I showed him his allergy card, he gave him a big kiss and went off to the kitchen and came back with the chef. They walked Riley around and piled up his plate with what he could eat; too bad whether he...

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