Hotel Gran Duca
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... We passed two electrical generation plants, multiple fuel storage facilities, thousands of shipping containers and even a bio-fuel manufacturing facility. The city was a few miles away but it took 20 minutes to negotiate the way. We were dropped of at one of many town squares and found the tourist info office. We saw four other cruise ships docked but it appeared most folks went to one of the featured destinations.
The tourist info ...
... Last night saw our hero in The Nelson Tavern with Micky and Christian where local custom has it that free food is available on the bar if you buy a drink. It's called aperitivo.
There are many reasons this doesn't happen in England. Most of them revolve around our national greed and love of a freebie. Just take a look at any "eat as much as you can" counter in any of our lower-market pizza chains.
A restrained Paul ...
... and ours had free on board wifi. Of course, I didn't bring the iPad but I did have my iPhone and even with a low battery, got Mom onto her email. The first part of our journey was a 40 minute ride to Lucca with everyone in our van very quiet as we all were stocking up on free wifi that worked great. I told Mom that if I were a tour driver, I would give free wifi on board so the people wouldn't ask me questions or bother me while I ...
... it was just too much wine, the erratic mixture of wines or both, my bus ride concluded in an undignified and unpleasant fashion. I wasn't the only one, but suffice to say I spent the evening resting, sleeping and feeling pretty lousy. Watching Arsenal beat Spurs 1-0 did slightly lift my spirits, and Nat was kind enough to look after me.
Tomorrow, I will have to pull myself together for a huge 10 hour tour. We are heading to Rome and Vatican ...
... we had a couple of films to watch tonight and that was about it!!!
On Wednesday we took off to buy some things to bring with us to Milan and Luxembourg….and make Brunella spotless for Maryce (and us of course) when we return next week.
I then left Mary to get ready at home while I walked down to return the videos and pick up some things from the supermarket then to Stazione Centrale to buy the tickets for our journey. Well…. I knew it was going to take ...