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... though. It was raining and by 8am a massive thunderstorm had hit the town. I thought to myself ..oh no I won't get to see the Cinque Terre. I checked the weather radar to see if the storms would pass and it looked very promising. By 10 am the rain and storms had passed..I forgot to say that the sound of the thunder scared the hell out of me. I've never heard thunder like that before. Mary and I headed to the ferry service for our tour, it ...
... we headed to the apartment.
Neither of us had ever heard of farinata before, and discovering it was a memorable experience. La Pia is a stand: think "casse-croute" fry stands in rural Quebec mixed with the insanity of a shawarma joint at 2:30AM in a busy bar area. There was a large line, and the cooks were moving non-stop and serving customers. In quiet la Spezia, it was the only place of chaos I saw.
Farinata is basically a chickpea crepe, but ...
... we get there in the end.
Coffee etiquette is slowly being absorbed...if we want more than an expresso we need to order an Americano au lait...and only peasants drink cappuccino after midday!! It's certainly a different world but one we're having fun exploring and experiencing :)
Photos will follow tomorrow hopefully when the Wi-Fi connection is a bit stronger...stay tuned!
... our hotel. I was in need of a shower & our room has a lovely bathroom so I decided to do what I love best and have a nice long shower before walking out to dinner. We had the night to ourselves tonight so wandered the streets and found a nice restaraunt where I had seafood spaghetti! Then Justine and I came back to the hotel to chat, use our free wifi then off to bed..ready for the LONG drive to Rome tomorrow! Much love LM ...
... a couple of runs up and down the street, then we get going.........nerve racking at first, but once out of the city, a lot of fun. By the time we get to Port Venere he says he has worn out the hand grips! A hot chocolate is in order for our brave adventurer, a cafe latte for me! Then we go exploring and they were right about energy Venere, it is lovely, a lot less touristy and very pretty. Like most places in Europe, it has a long history of ...