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... In Salzburg we had walking tour with our lovely local guide. She pointed out that Mozart was born in the town but in correspondence didn't speak highly of the town. However Hitler was born in Austria but they are happy for people to believe he was German. A visit to Swarovski I got some jewellery for the girls and myself. In the shops there were the Austrian national costume which the young people have been keen to wear. At night we ventured out to an Austrian chalet ...
... represents Turkey - the dolphin (representing the people of Lecce) is eating the Turks.
The guide who took us for a walk around the old town shed a new light for me on baroque architecture:
Coming out of the Renaissance period of architecture that was all straight lines and asymmetrical, the baroque period used a style that went totally against this - twisted columns; windows on balconies that we off-centre to the arch it was intended to co-exist with.
... Lib and I had done caving as adventurous youngsters but this place was certainly a bit more spectacular than squeezing through a muddy sump in the Mendips. We wanted to do the short tour as we weren't sure how Phoebe would get on down there but it turned out that only the long tour (2 hrs) had an English guide. We packed a bag full of snacks as ammunition in case of problems but all went well with a mixture of walking and backpack. Unfortunately, ...
... 8212;-—-—-—-— ;-—- My first thoughts of LECCE was WOW...it's such a remarkable city, and, a lot smaller than I thought. We arrived at B&B REALE just outside the centre. Marco, the owner, greeted us with open arms and such a big smile. He was chippy CHAPPY. He showed us to our rooms, shows us the ropes and left us be. Manu, Sammie and I devoured some leftover pasta from last night as we were stupid hungry from ...
... a dab of tomato and bake in the oven. A great snack on the run for under two euros. The locals grab them wrapped with some paper serviette and off they go.
The last is the 'puccia' - a Pugliese version of the sandwich. The bread is a soft roll kneaded with a mix of hard and soft wheat flours and black olives. It is the bread that was eaten quickly by Pugliese peasants. You choose the fillings you want and it is then warmed in the oven for about 5 minutes. We ...
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