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... for doing so when the time comes. From the station we ambled through streets with tired, grand palaces mostly built in the 17th and 18th centuries when Genova was a thriving port. The degree of sculptured and painted decoration was mind blowing. Clearly the early rich were keen to show off their wealth! We walked on through narrow and wider streets with plenty of interesting shops, buildings and people to look at.
We stopped for lunch at a cafe offering ...
... calls the "pointy end" of the ship – ie the front or stern. There is close access to an outdoor balcony on the front of the ship if one wants to take photos as one sails into port, as well as a nearby flight of stairs and lifts to access other levels, so we are pleased with the position of the cabin.
After depositing our jackets and locking wallets etc in the safe (for those of you who have never cruised before, once on board everything operates with a cruise ...
... led us astray. The view over the city toward the harbour was great. That night, after dinner enjoyed a very good variety show presenting covers of most major British entertainers. The evening was spoiled by losing my Sea Pass, your credit card room key, ID and charge card foreverything on the ship. It seems this happens regularly and the old one was instantly cancelled and a new one ...
We decided to head out for the day to Portofino.
Portofino is a seaside town where a lot of the rich and famous get to hang out in the Summer time.
We got our train tickets from the local Tobacco shop (as you do). We were very careful to pay extra for the return trip (just in case we needed too). The Tobacco shop worker told us that he had been selling the tickets we got yesterday for years, and he had ...
... driver (contiki has very strict rules on how ,ugh driving the drivers can do so our daily stops are always for a very specific amount of time and our regular driver has the next 48hours off). We headed out of town to this big restaurant that was kind of in a big marquee. It was all heard and everything just not very permanent looking. Tonight it was us, the other winter wanderer tour plus two other contiki groups so there were like 200 of us having the dinner. It was a four course ...