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Travel Blogs from Sorrento
... we realized we were missing something in the communication, we continued on around the bend to head for Sorrento. Once around the bend the waves became unmanageable. It was suddenly apparent that the other boaters had been trying to warn us of the rough water in the direction we were heading. Our comfortable boat suddenly seemed like the tiny rubber dingy it was as the waves bounced us around with increasing violence. I took over the driving while Erin held on for ...
... Italian shopping mixup: I ran into the gas station to but a bottle of water. When we cracked it open to have a drink you could hear the carbonation. Frizzante (sparking) water is much more popular than mineral water in Italy. Even in restaurants you have to be clear that you want regular aqua. Our first real stop in this leg of our journey was at the Pompeii ruins. We found parking at a restaurant where they advised us if we are at their restaurant the ...
... the train station and caught the 7:15 back to Sorrento, it was a very long day and tiring but we'll worth it! If anyone is wondering if Pompeii is worth a visit I say a definite yes! It is October though and it's still hot so cannot imagine coming in the summer, southern Italy, in my limited experience, would be best before or after summer... Now for some photos, hopefully they will download as my internet is a bit iffy right ...
... pick up more phrases. Public bathrooms frequently have no toilet tissue (carry with us everywhere) and usually have no toilet seat (so ladies have to squat and hover). Sorrenta is small enough that we can walk to just about everything and there is an inexpensive city bus we can use. Motor bikes and vespa style scooters are everywhere, buzzing in and out of traffic. Street numbers are difficult as one side of the street will be in the 200s and the other side ...
... dexterity of the captain, you lie down low and he pulls the boat through a tiny hole in the cliff face until you shoot inside a cavernous interior. Of course, he must judge the timing of the waves so as not to hit the rock. A little scary.
Once inside, you are just blown away by the most magnificent brilliant blue water, literally glowing as if lit from below, hence its name – the Blue Grotto. At the bottom of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed