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... but not to be lived in; a bit like English country cottages.
After Trulli we headed south again to Lecce where we booked into the 8puihotel, a very very modern hotel which is just fantastic. As the review which I looked at when I booked it said, "all hotels should be like this". It's both very modern and just works... We did have to move rooms to get an AC that did work but just down the ...
What I learnt today...
To get a decent cup of coffee in Italy I need to ask for a 'café macchiato'. This is an espresso coffee with a little milk. I've been ordering a café latte which is a lot of milk with a little coffee, which is the most insipid coffee. Even though I now know what to order, I've yet to get a hot cup of coffee - at best they are luke warm. I remember this from previous visits to Italy and things have not improved.
From a distance, either north or south, Gallipoli was a strikingly white town out in the blue of the Mediterranean. Absolutely spectacular.
TT struggled with taking us to the information centre. Miles out. It also wasn't where the town map indicated, LP, and, in fact, was hidden away down a narrow street in the middle of the town. It was indicated accurately in the tourist brochure that ...
... coast guard buildings to the forefront at the seaward side of the cliffs. From the top of the waterfall, ???? steps up, there was a great view of the harbour. Some work was being done on the sea wall, with artifical rocks in the shape of "jacks" scattered in front of the wall to break the motion of the waves.
Still windy, but given the location, not totally unexpected.
... a group - Passenger 'let her go'. Boom - Manu went to put our names down for our group sing-song. Like all karaoke, it takes forever for your name to get called, so unfortunately we didn't sing our song. But I did end the night with a yummy and healthy White & milk chocolate crêpe! WHAT A NIGHT I SAY - WHAT A DAY IN FACT. Back to the B&B for good sleep and a early wake up because tomorrow is MANU'S BIRTHDAY!!!! Let the celebrations begin ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet