Grand Hotel Excelsior
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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... what's happened., but accept that it's due to bad telecoms on the island. Still no word and so we decide to walk down to the port......there's lots of posh cafes and restaurants, but we're dressed for Torremelinos..shorts and t shirts, so decide we wont bother. We head into a supermarket to see whats on offer...we get some stuff and head to the beach.
Ten minutes later the phone goes and it's our mate Rhidian on a very crackly ...
... car park) and hello 45 degree slope. Well maybe it wasn't that much but it sure felt that way! I was walking about the same pace as a 60 year old Texan (yeah I know how bad that looks) but we kept each other going with jokes and words of encouragement. I get to the top and trip on a stone. I thought, yeah that'd be right, get to the top and then break your ankle! fortunately no damage done, just a stumble. The view of Naples and the Mediterranean was spectacular. The view of the crater ...
... church kinda town where Wagner once composed an opera (Parsifal). The gardens were very pleasant, with an amazing view back down onto Amalfi. It was another great day for photography, and I really do want to share some with you but unfortunately the wifi in this hotel (I'm in Sicily as I write this) is both expensive and only available in the hotel lobby so I'm saving up a couple of entries to post at the same time and I'll add photos ...
We were up early to meet our van transfer outside our hotel a 6:30am for our day trip to Pompeii. The morning was very cold at that hour however the day warmed up to a lovely 24 degrees and we enjoyed, once again, perfect weather.
The van took us to the central meeting point where we met up with another dozen or so passengers, boarded the bus and left at 7:30am. The drive out to Pompeii was around 3 hours however they stopped about ...
Having stayed up until 0200 creating
yesterday's blog and attempting to upload it and two photos, we woke
up a little after 1000, giving us less than 30 minutes before we were
to join our cooking classmates for an excursion to the atelier, a
medieval watchtower facing the sea used to protect the coast to
against invasion by the Muslims. The current proprietor is an artist
who specializes in humorous seaside works.