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... wandering round. Not sleazy, it's just what they do. They're all nicely dressed. All quite short. Maybe that's where my height comes from, must be the Italian heritage. Day 4. Washing day today. Things dry well with the radiator things here. Got a bit more onward accommodation booked. It's getting busier and more expensive. Lunch at my restaurant again then packing up my case. It's getting fuller and heavier! What a surprise. Off to Bari tomorrow for 2 ...
... s raining and blowing a gale. I'm very disappointed. The weekly market is on today. I did try and get there but it was just too wet and windy. Kept blowing my umbrella inside out! So on my way back I stopped in at a little coffee shop (the standing only variety) and had a nice cafe latte. Took a photo of the owners. Then I found a little shop that had a 1969 model Vespa scooter so I just had to buy it. Good momento ...
Raining again this morning. It's quite cold too. Got a taxi to the station - 12 euro - about 5 mins driving. Pretty expensive. Regional train to Martina Franca - about 2 hours, 7.70 euros. Countryside is very flat and quite stony. There's some dry stone walls and I even saw a shepherd with his sheep. Lots of olive trees (some very old), grape vines, market gardens. Lots of little villages only about 5 mins apart (by train). There's older school kids on the train. Don't ...
... unfinished houses being lived in!
Back to the trulli houses - one was only 14 square meters in total and with a family of seven living in it - 3 slept upstairs, 4 down stairs, the kitchen was the size of a closet and toilet outside. The walls are white washed limestone and the roof is like a grey slate stone stacked into a cone shape. Some have painted Christian symbols on the roofs which is recent addition this century, and clay pots which I'm not sure why. As ...
... found a great restaurant where we were served home made snacks, bruschetta with our meals, I had sea bass and Jenny had orichetti, but they do not use Parmesan Cheese down here it stems from the old days when they were too poor, so they use fried breadcrumbs instead, delicious. Jenny and I have picked up a couple of recipes to test on our friends and family when we get home. Drove to Monopoli for a look at the seaside then back to our room. All I ...
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