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Jul 25, 2014 - Naples Italy

In Naples Italy, we took a CBM Tour (Can't Be Missed) that was recommended by Rick Steves. The tour was much cheaper than the ship's tour, and once again, we were not disappointed! Tour guides met us as we came out of cruise terminal. We rode in a nice air conditioned bus to Pompeii where we spent a couple of hours exploring the area. Our guide, Fabio, spoke very good English, and did a great job explaining the areas that we visited. After visiting Pompeii, we took a very scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast. The views were breathtaking! We...

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Jun 10, 2014 - Sorrento

Caught the Sita Bus from Positano to Sorrento. Half an hour to walk from Villa Nettuno to the bus stop, uphill in the heat. Glad that Bar Internationale was right on the stop, sat in the air cond room and waited for next bus which was an hour away. Great ride to Sorrento,along the coast road clinging to the cliffs,then up and over the other side of the cape and down into Sorrento. Great views of Gulf of Naples and Mt Vesuvious in the distant haze. Dropped at the train station and off to B&B Casa Reale, not too far away. Fairly new B&B ,and...

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Jun 9, 2014 - Positano

Caught 8.40a.m ferry from Salerno to Positano via Amalfi. Thought it would be good idea to get the earliest departure to beat the crowds. Wrong! 2 Ferries both full. Perfect day for sailing up the Amalfi coast. Cheating to a crew member ,with my very limited Italian, on the way who played classical guitar,really interesting- he was really interested to see photos from Benabbio. First stop at Amalfi,where the bulk of the passengers disembarked. The scenic beauty of the Amalfi coastline got better as we neared Positano. Wow! What a place....

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Jun 7, 2014 - Salerno

Travel to Salerno by Frecciarossa,high speed train. Up to 300kph! Felt like only half that speed,so smooth. 2 hours to Salerno,one stop at Naples. B&B a little hard to find. Back off Main Street and no signage out front. Had to ring owner to come and let me in. Nice room,right on one of the main streets in Salerno. Pedestrian only again. Nice seafront setting. Southern gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Old part of town reminded me of Genoa a lot. Narrow,dark cobbled streets,great to look around.checked out where boats depart for Positano,think...

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May 31, 2014 - Last day in Sorrento

Our last full day in Sorrento; we decided to have a morning to kick back and enjoy the balcony view and have a long breakfast, catch up on emails and also have a chat with Mandy, Nicole and Audrey on Skype. Wonderful to talk so easily to home, now that we have the Wifi sorted with my new iPad sim, Ian talked on his iPad with FaceTime which didn't give quite the clarity visually as with Skype but nonetheless the talking bit was fine. Late morning I take off down to the town to do some browsing which was fun and then return to the hotel to...

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May 30, 2014 - Day trip to Capri

30 May 2014 Breakfast in the hotel was lovely and very civilised with that beautiful view and gentle music playing in the background to start your day....so nice and the staff was excellent. Initially the road down to the town we thought would be a real pain, but it was quite a pleasant walk, despite being high up, the road was surprisingly easy to walk up and down, providing you didn't get too close to the road, as it was the quick and the dead, should you step off the kerb. Sorrento town is gorgeous, lots of quaint little streets and...

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May 29, 2014 - Sorrento

So Arrivederci Roma, we make our way to the Termini Station for our train to Naples and then onto Sorrento. We arrive in plenty of time for the train, as we wanted to be certain that we got to the right platform etc. Doubled checked with the Ticket Office, but they just shrugged their shoulders and said look at the board. Oh dear not so easy, our train was not showing on the information board as we were too early, so I left Ian with the luggage and had a look round to familiarise us with the layout and eventually when the platform number...

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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 26, 2014 - Isle of Capri

Ahh..... Today we sailed away to The Isle of Capri and had our best day. The weather was perfect to spend on a tiny little 'rubber ducky' type 150 hp boat shared with only 4 other folk. Just one of those perfect days when everything goes well, all the plans and expectations fell into place completing the day with our most favourite gastronomic dinner so far. We started off from our little beach at Praiano and cruised along the breathtaking coastline (which we have only done by hair raising bus so far), great views of Praiano, our hotel...

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May 24, 2014 - Italian Bliss

Well, after an interesting voyage to Praiano, we are now enjoying this little haven immensely. We 'scored' with our choice of accommodation which is a delightful little hotel clinging to the cliff face, just outside of the main village, (although within easy walking distance)with our own private beach below including a couple of little family owned restaurants for dinner. The Amalfi Coast reminds me a little of the Cinque Terra however is bolder, busier and more commercialised which is why the Awesome Foursome are so thrilled with our...

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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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Apr 29, 2014 - Sunshine at Sea

After yesterday's weather disaster, we woke to brilliant sunshine & a clear sky. Yay!! I had targeted today as a pool day & a pool day it was :). Interrupted only for feeding time (Kev & I found the burger station!) & a few games of bingo. The wind got up at the top deck pool after lunch, so we headed to the back deck & kids' pool for the afternoon. However, I am sorry to report that I stupidly delayed putting sunblock on, thinking the Med sun couldn't be as strong as in NZ. I'm definitely no lobster...but have gone a little pinkish. The...

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