Hotel La Favorita
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... all over our patio area and it was so pretty. I definitely wish I could bring one of those trees home with me, but I don't even have to check to know that wouldn't be allowed.
We managed to book a shuttle directly through our resort that would take us to the Cagliari airport (about 2.5 hour drive) and from there we got a taxi from the taxi stand by the arrivals that took us to our hotel in Cagliari. It was by far the easiest transportation day we've had all trip.
... the director. He told me I needed to go to the bank that owned the ATM and stuck me in a van with one of the welcome staff to take me there.
The bank was in another town completely, Tortoli, and unfortunately the guy who was driving me there didn't know where it was. If you've never been to Italy I can assure you that the roads are not always clear and it's pretty confusing. He stopped to ask for directions a few times and eventually ...
... pick parts of in addition to the pool and lounging chairs. The routine included rooms with powerful water jets that bore down on you to "massage" you and after they shut off you were to go into a room that had a salt floor (like a giant sandbox). There you were to flop yourself in the salt like a fish and get completely coated in it. Next you went (covered in salt) to the steam room (which Brittany and I couldn't handle the first day but could the others) ...
... English - everywhere else was fantastic. However, the moment we landed in Sardinia it was even worse!! In fact, we have yet to find one person that speaks English. We had been getting by with pointing and using basic words. Thank goodness for my pocket dictionary and phrasebook!
Anyway, we stopped in at the cafe and found the general direction of the resort from the woman speaking Italian and pointing at me. We just kept pushing on, tired ...
... 1st July 2014, Tuesday
0830, awaiting boat to be put back in water and sea trial - FINALLY! By the time the italians got around to it though was 1115 before we actually left Sardinia back on route to Tunisia, Africa.
So, After what was expected to be a maximum 5day turn around trip Nice, France -> Tunisia, Africa we ended up spending 2 weeks in Sardinia. This is one thing I love about my job, you never know where you might end up tomorrow!