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17th May 2014
6.00am -> Left Nice port on route to Tunisia, Africa.
An exciting unexpected adventure (as most usually are in this industry) found Captain Mark and I on an early departure heading South East towards Sardinia, Italy for our first leg to Tunisia, Africa. Approximately 12hrs straight driving time would have us docked …
... on the island are cone shaped stone towers built by the Nuragic civilization somewhere between 1800bc to 500bc. We have driven past numerous Nuraghe in our travels, and a few times, followed a seemingly well marked sign to visit one, but given up when the road became too treacherous (Sardinian roads have definitely put my driving skills to the test!!!). Yesterday, we were determined to visit a Nuraghe! On our way home from the beach, we followed yet ...
... ladies, who while they didn't speak English, did very well at communicating with us. It's pretty amazing what can be accomplished with hand gestures and a few words. I filled out a form they had for me in English, and then they copied what I wrote in the spaces from the English form to the Italian form so they could read it. Luckily things had started to move forward, and I've also heard back from my own bank where a formal investigation has been launched. Things are ...
... the director. He told me I needed to go to the bank that owned the ATM and stuck me in a van with one of the welcome staff to take me there.
The bank was in another town completely, Tortoli, and unfortunately the guy who was driving me there didn't know where it was. If you've never been to Italy I can assure you that the roads are not always clear and it's pretty confusing. He stopped to ask for directions a few times and eventually ...
... nice. The food wasn't bad but it wasn't great either - nothing compared to the restaurants we had started to find over the last few days in Florence and Rome. Regardless, we made it work.
After we had dinner we went to the main pool area at our resort and had some drinks, using up the last of our Keiglevich vodka from the cruise. We only got wifi in public areas on this resort, so we also spent this time trying to connect. Unfortunately, the connection ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Arbatasar Arbatax
Arbatax. Italy. Such a tiny little sleepy town, with its main site to see being the port on which it is built. Arriving via the port with only 1 night initially meant to stay between a trip to Africa, ran into some boat troubles and stayed a week. Hotel Arbatasar what a hidden gem! Just a short walk from the main road and you enter this gorgeous safe haven. The outdoor area, quite vintage with an amazing poolside area; a 100year old olive tree guards the entrance of the hotel itself, and an outdoor alfresco dining area for the hotels own restaurant. This place gave me everything I needed and barley ventured further then the hotel boundaries. Staff are lovely, rooms clean with views, breakfast every morning, and a bar down stairs all hours of the night. What more could you ask for?
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