Travel Blogs from Deiva Marina
... and much much shorter, and I think the downwards journey was longer - though the ground on the descent was a bit more treacherous. The sky was threatening rain all day but luckily for us it waited until we were safely at Manarola. I would not like to be caught up the top when a storm hits - there is no shelter, and coming down is scary enough when its dry!
Manarola is my favourite town for the 5. I would recommend ...
... speed, but even worse is to hold up an Italian driver - you don't want to do that. At one point, the traffic banked right back and once we got the front it was a car accident with police directing traffic around it. The car was carrying beach gear, like a huge umbrella, and all of that stuff had migrated from the back seat to the front seat - so I don't know what happened to the occupants but there was no room left for them that's for sure. Once I ...
... to fear that our stuff would be stolen... The beaches are so busy, someone could easily pick your stuff up and walk away with it. After a lots of sunbathing and another few dips we found a restaurant to have dinner at. This place had Duff beer! So we tried it, of course! After dinner we had another gelato stop, I should probably mention that it was just me this time! I had rock melon and mixed berry. So good. After that, we were back on the train and back to our ...
... and enjoyed a bit of independance!
I just hope tomorrow when we want to get to Nice that the trains will be running, as we have three trains to take and need to cover a lot of miles... we shall see!
We had a lovely dinner at the local Pizzaria tonight. Some of my favourite meals since we have been away have been at small places where the locals come to eat. There are always lots of "Ciao's ...
... to buy a return ticket as well.
The conductor (who, by the way, gets a commission on all fines he collects) obviously didn't believe me, and started telling us that usually it is a fine of E50 each for such an offence and that he will do us a favour (?) and let us off for E20.00 total (what a good guy!?)
Then, after he had had some time to think about it, the fine ended up being E35, as it was an extra E2 for the children and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet