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... has been going on, the thought of finding a train and a bus to get there sounded like a lot of work compared to finally relaxing in paradise. Have no fear though, I will return in a year or two armed with better communication skills and visit the area. It was tough to leave, but we hopped a train to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast 5 days after our arrival in Tropea. Sorrento: Sorrento is a cool little town that you could call a suburb of Napoli. It's only an hour by train and 45 ...
... had come loose from the engine! Fortunately I had the tools to repair it and after about half an hour I was back on the road. Basically Calabrian roads are not very good and the exhaust had rattled off!
So I headed to Palmi to meet my friends and complete my journey today.
Also the further south you travel the harder it seems to stock up on petrol. I went to two stations where I was told come back in ...
... I sat and watched the waves far below, wiggling around each other like maggots.
Amorgos was beautiful, peaceful.
-----But, I struggled to connect with the Greeks, just as I'd struggled while staying four months in Greece, eight years earlier. They and I had different tastes in music, different ideas of a "good time", different philosophies.
-----A few days after leaving Amorgos, I found myself on a bus going west from Athens. A pale, ...
... li>Tropea. While the recorded history of Tropea dates back to Roman times, legend has it that the founder was Hercules who, returning from Spain stood here on the Coast of the Gods and thus Tropea became one of the ports of Hercules. With its prominent position on the coast, Tropea played an important role, both in Roman times and later under the Normans and the Aragonese. Today, Tropea [pop ~ 7000] boasts 8th and 9th Century palaces ...
... Bingo. Damn...apparently number 9 is NOT my all time lucky number. Off I went to the slot tournament. The prize there was $500. Okay, so Bingo isn't really my game...but slots...now that's right up my alley. As you can see in the photo of the tally board after my turn, I'm placed third and the top 6 get into the final. I returned an hour later....and I'm no longer in third place...nor fourth, fifth or sixth. I'm out of the running. Just as I was last week. But, ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed