Grand Hotel Villa Balbi
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- Swimming pool
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... We bought food for dinner, sausages, potatoes, onion, capsicum - oh and chocolate, then decided to take the mountain road back to camp. It's 5 minutes longer, but no crazy one lane tunnels with traffic lights. To start dinner, I put down a base of charcoal, added some fire lighters, some twigs, and then some thicker sticks and before long I had a nice little fire heating up the coals. Once the fire had died down, we put the foil wrapped potatoes into ...
... maybe last) gelato of the trip here. She asked for un assaggio, per favore (a taste, please) of the blackberry sorbet, and decided instead to go for the fragola (strawberry). When the shopkeeper handed her the spoon of blackberry, though, Lizzie swore that the cup she pulled it from _had_ to be already used spoons. She thought the shopkeeper disliked her so much that she gave her a used spoon to taste the gelato. There was a larger bin of spoons to the side, but I was certain ...
... here it was different. More often the trains between villages or to bigger nearby towns were running late, often not just 2 or 3 minutes. But all this did was add to the feel of this place being laid back and casual, not bothered what people think or felt.
It definitely wasn't the start to the our stay there that we had hoped due to a bit of rain but we made the most of where we were by taking the train down to Pisa to have a scout around. ...
I've discovered that the English smile means something completely different to the Italian smile!! For example, if we were to ask someone in Oz if it were possible to manage a particular task, they may nod their head and smile. You know they mean you are up to the task. However in Italy, if you ask the same question and they smile, it actually means that if you are stupid enough to try it then you'll eventually find out yourself. ...
... Parking disc), find the train station, as we plan to go to Cinque Terre on Monday by train, and have some lunch. We parked in our free spot again and managed to do all three returning back to the car absolutely stuffed!
Sunday 31st March. We woke up to brilliant sunshine today so we decided to take the awning down while it was dry and then we went down to Sestri to catch the boat trip ...