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May 31, 2016 - Amalfi Walking Trails

Today we got up and had breakfast on the balcony, watching kids go to school and people going to work. Then we saw it all... below our balcony on the walking path was a guy riding a donkey up the hill to work. He went right passed us on up the hill to work. Fantastic sight. Well today we packed a lunch and thought we would go for a hike. Should be fairly easy. Right out our door the path starts .. so why no just take that one. This path went straight up the mountain till we hooked into another path and then another path. We finally started...

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May 30, 2016 - Pogerola

Today we got up as slow as possible and slowly ate breakfast. Late morning we started to walk into town and found a stair case that leads right down the hill to Amalfi. We walked around Amalfi for the afternoon and ate fish and chip, gelato, and lemon juice. We bought bottle of wine, lemoncella and spaghetti sauce and took the bus back up the hill. This is how we figured out that we were staying in Pogerola up the hill from Amalfi. As the was the bus we had to take home. At the end of the bus ride we got off at the top of the hill. Right...

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May 29, 2016 - Amalfi Coast

Today we got up and packed up and hit the road. We headed out of Rome and traveled south. We stopped on the side of the highway for lunch and made a snack in the trunk of the car. Back on the road to the Amalfi Coast .. as we travelled down the hair pin turns I tried to stick the camera out the window to get some photos not that easy as Elton would turn sharply the other way. The GPS took us to the address that suggested our next accommodations was on the side of the cliff at the end roadway. So we parked and I walked down the highway (edge...

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May 29, 2016 - Amalfi Coast

Got up and had breakfast and got on the highway. We stopped along the highway and had lunch out of the trunk of the car. Back on the road. The GPS took us down some of the craziest hairpin turns till we finished at the top of a hill which appeared to be the end of the road. So we parked and I took a walk down the highway. I found a wifi at Gerry's Pub. I went in and Gerry was very helpful and called our host for me and arranged for her to meet me at the pub. I told Gerry that my husband was up the road with the car. He offered me his...

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Jun 3, 2015 - Day 9 Amalfi

Day 9 Up at about 7.30, down for breakfast....a mixed bag of the usual pastries, cold meets and cheeses with bread, but this breaky extended to hot dog sausages, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, and bacon. Nice change! Once fed, we were on the hotel bus into town. Cerys was keen to see minori, Ravello and as a result, we decided to bus it up to scali, the oldest village in the mountains, and neighbour to Ravello. After purchasing a day ticket, we caught a Sita bus to scali, a small but very historic village, hi in the hills. We walked further to...

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Jun 3, 2015 - Day 8 - on to Amalfi!

Day 8 Dinner at the best restaurant in town was a treat! The food was excellent, service, so so, but overall it was a beautiful meal in a beautiful garden on a beautiful night. It was beautiful. The walk back to the hotel room burnt off half the meal, and we retired with a glass of red wine enjoying the beautiful view of Positano for nor last night! Day 8 begins Woke up late ish about 9am and into the breakfast room where waiter tony was waiting for new arrivals. Tony is a camp personality who gushes unashamedly over the ladies. Needless...

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May 26, 2015 - Amalfi Coast Italy

The early risers went on an optional tour to a lemon farm which they said was very good. We enjoyed a leisurely delicious breakfast. The Amalfi Coast lies in a Mediterranean climate, featuring warm summers and mild winters. It is located on the relatively steep southern shore of the Sorrentine Peninsula, leaving little room for rural and agricultural territories. The only land route to the Amalfi Coast is the 25 mile long Strada Statale 163 which runs along the coastline from the town of Vietri sul Mare in the east to Positano in the west....

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Nov 3, 2014 - The Amalfi way and Positano

Anchored off the town of Analfi (where Bob has been wanting to go for years) and tendered into port. Took the 10:30 bus (a 45 minute trip) over to Positano. It was a beautiful drive along steep cliffs where houses cling to the sides of the hills. Walked from the top of Positano through the winding streets full of lovely shops down to the sea shore. Stopped and enjoyed a refreshing drink at a beachfront restaurant before boarding the fresh for the 20 minute ride back to Amalfi. The scenery was spectacular and it was a beautiful day. This...

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May 28, 2014 - Lemon Vineyards and Ocean Views

Final journal entry for Amalfi Coast! After 6 fantastic days amongst the lemon vines, in awe of the amazing coastal views, beautiful sunny weather, really comfortable hotel, best breakfasts especially the yoghurt, freshly baked warm croissants and coffee sitting under the lemon vineyards gazing across ocean views planning our day of action, scrumptious Italian cuisine, vast quantities of Italian vino, a few horror bus rides, fun times all week, so unfortunately it's probably time to move on. Croatia time to fine up your weather,as the...

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May 23, 2014 - My foot and I

Mum, you will be relieved to hear that the foot and I eventually arrived on the Amalfi Coast of Italy safel and sound, although I admit, it was very much a case of touch and go at one stage. After all the kilometres I have travelled around the world over the years and never managed to get myself seriously lost, would you believe, Emirates managed to lose me in Dubai during one of our many stopovers. I thought I was sitting quite comfortably in my gin induced state of relaxation, merely contemplating the next long haul to Rome, when I heard...

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Oct 13, 2013 - Pompeii and Farewell Dinner Meta

Very excited to head to Pompeii today. Have the train direction down pat, as you see by my confident pointing of the direction to Margaret in the pic. Bought our ticket s and audio guide, and stepped back 2000 years. We were gob smacked at the enormity of the place. Way beyond our expectations. Pompeii had a population of 22000 people when it was destroyed, so the site is the size of a decent country town in Victoria, maybe comparable to Warrnambool. Knowing that we could not possibly cover all there was to see in the day, we consulted...

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Oct 12, 2013 - Positano

Today we were booked on a boat trip from Positano around the Amalfi coast. Sadly, the weather was against us - thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Armed with our €3 umbrellas, we headed to Positano to explore. The bus didn't arrive in Meta, so on the train to Sorrento to pick one up from there. Just as well, even though we were at the originating stop, it was packed. We managed in our true style to snaffle seats on the right hand side of the bus, affording the best views along the way. If you imagine the Great Ocean Road on steroids, that...

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