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Travel Blogs from Cala Gonone
We leave here tomorrow, flying to the mainland the day after. Not sure about where to head next yet. Initially we talked Sicily, but we've decided against going south in order to get through Europe faster and get onto the less accessible parts of the world. Most likely we will head East towards the balkans. We do want to spend a good amount of time in Croatia and Bosnia as Indira has not been back in a while.
... race considering the height of the tombs to get inside and do the work.
The guide there told us we had to visit nuraghe Santu Antine, the best example of nuraghe in Sardinia. And he was right. This was also well worth the stop. It was built in 1600BC and is the oldest and best preserved of the nuraghes in Sardinia. Apparently there is no consensus on what a nuraghe is - either a castle, fort or even a building for religious purposes. ...
... to be a hole in the ground without much tourist infrastructure. Things got "fun" as without knowing any Italian, having internet access, maps, or guidebooks, we somehow managed to Forrest Gump our way out of there to Sassari, and then through a couple of painful hours in Sassari, before finally ending up on the steps of a car rental agency. Once there, it was only a two hour wait before the staff got ...
On the Sunday morning we stayed around the beach and campsite.
We had a good swim there, then headed off northwards along the coast road passing the environs of Baunei which we were now familiar with.
We had a grand picnic on the scenic mountain road at the midpoint of two tunnels.
Then, on our way we went, returning to Cala Gonone to repeat our sleep in the car there, in exactly the same location.
... br> The next nuraghi was the biggest one in the whole of Sardinia, called Nuraghi Arrabiu, which meant 'red', chosen because of the colour of the algae on the rocks.
In this nuraghi we escaped from the official guided tour and from the crowd.
Instead we were given a printed sheet in English to follow at our leisure. It was a nice site in which some of the old huts had been recreated using wood and thatched roofs.
We arrived back to the beaches, enjoying a nice ...