13 September 2012

6th April, Capri/Anacapri

Early morning again

Sunrising on our hillside

Mount Vesuvius across the bay of Naples

Me, Ximena, and Fédé

Barbara and me.  On forme.  Definately.

Good morning Brazil.

In case of ferry sinkage.

A morning ferry ride over to the island of Capri

At the quai of Capri

Catherine and me on the quai.

Some Canadians.

A quick boat tour around Capri to see the cliffs and caverns surrounded by cerulean waters!

Clear as the Mediterranean!

A cave with two openings through which the sun sets and glows bright green and gold!

Driving through and arch in the middle of the water

Cliffs!  (with private villas accessed only by helicopters)

Lunch in Anacapri, a bit more folksy, the other side of the island.
Bernardo (Br) Martha, Jimena, Luz (Mex) Eduardo (Br)

Back to the other side of Capri, the city of Capri

Once you get out of the very rich touristy shopping area, there are some lovely walks with nice views.

And a garden or 2
Waiting for the shuttle to take us from Anacapri back into Capri

On the wharf.  I with I had a picture of the funicular, but it's great there.  Capri is very pretty.

After taking the ferry back into Naples.  Luly, Jimena (Mex) and me

The last night in the hotel in Naples, I finally remembered to get my chocolate bar out of the bus.  It was a 2 for 1 special at the truck stop 2 days before, and I split with a friend, but on leaving it in the bus once, it melted completely in the package, so I asked if I could put it in the bus's little refrigerator.  But I kept forgetting it!  That day I remembered it.  And victory was sweet.

5th April Sorrento, Amalfi, and Naples

The next day we woke early and drove out to Sorrento first thing.

The hills right up next to the hotel.

In Sorrento.  They had many flags, I don' t know why.

In Sorrento there is a bridge over these other roads that lead off to the sea.

There were lots of little pedestrian streets lined with open shops fo souvenirs and limoncello!
Vicki and me.

The Sorrentine peninsula

My walking group for that morning: Jane (US), Vicki (NZ), and Josie (S.A.)

The Sorentine peninsula is world famous for it's limoncello.  There were about 20 shops dedicated to all flavored types of -cellos.

So we had to find some in a bar to drink!  But I didn't drink it.  that's water in there.

Here's the bartender who served us limon-cello glasses.

On the way back to the bus after shopping in Sorrento.

For this leg of the journey, we got an Italian bus driver to drive an Italian bus, because the roads along the Amalfi coast are treacherous!

And it started to rain!


Roommates at Amalfi

Klaudia and me on the coast

Sylvie, Klaudia, Alex, and Catherine

This photo needed no editing, and it made me think of a Wrath of the Titans type thing.

Pretty black and white church in Amalfi!  I'm on the steps!

Trying to find Pizza in Italy, sometimes harder than it seems.  Especially on the Rotary lunch budget.

Further along the coast, we stopped in another town.

Me, and Caroline 

There were water spouts abundant it seemed in Italy!

We tended to be quite drowsy by around 3 or 4 pm.

Dinner at the hotel!

Klaudia (US) Alex (Can) Ximena (Mex) Me

Going out for a walk into town.  We were advised to stay close and stay in a large group with at least one guy.

The hotel in Naples by night!  My room was just the first level there on this side.