Balbi Family Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Room service
- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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... bar and ordered Vino. I can actually order beer and wine in three different languages now, I'm a multi-linguist.
Once the rain had slowed enough we walked back to the hotel to put the feet up for a bit.
Wandered just down the road for dinner at a nearby Ristorante.
Off to Levanto and Cinque Terre tomorrow.
... Gary went back to the ship a bit earlier than David and I because it was, again, really hot. David and I climbed hundreds of steps to take a look at the port from a higher vantage point. The fun times came when we discovered that, in order to get back down, we had to pick our way through really tiny cobbled streets which were so steep we were constantly trying to stop from sliding down them. Some of the ...
... don't think we would have found the train station, or at least not have found it in enough time to make the cruise. So once again a shout out to Monica the only English speaking person in Genova who saved the day for us...I am sure I will never see you again, but you are AWESOME!!!
So we made it to Savona and took a taxi to the cruise port. We actually got there with plenty of time and even had to wait to board the ship. We are taking a Costa Pacifica ...
... had explored Old Genoa, before the Med cruise and they had done so the day before. The bus driver strike we had experienced in Rome was now taking place in Genoa so our options were walk, train or catch a cab with a minimum fee of 25 euros being charged due to the strike. Because of the pouring rain we decided on the cab option and with 4 of us (no extra charge for monkeys), we could split the cost and each pick up the tab for one way. We were glad we did as ...
After lunch I met the Pathfinders. They sang the Pathfinder song in Italian. They said their Italian creed and pledge. they stood in two rows representing Pathfinders and Genoa. I think it was translated this way:
“ Who are you? We are Genoa.
Who are you? We are the Pathfinders.
What do you do? Genoa, we carry the light of Jesus in the dark places. Where there is sadness and pain, we give you the message of hope.”
That is ...