Hotel Marco Simone and Golf Resort
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... like teenagers. We saw a gaggle of those guys who paint themselves with silver, wear masks and stand really still in a public square hoping for spare change taking a smoke break, maskless in an alley. We saw a fake gladiator exchanging words with a real nun then he stepped aside to make a call on his cell phone. We seriously considered buying a hot young priests of Rome calendar. We saw our first Michaelangelo today in a church that is currently dedicated to Mary, but used ...
... good coffee. We were not disappointed! They provided us with lovely cappuccino; ham, cheese & mushroom omelettes; toast & even some little sweet Italian biscuits - it seems it's never possible here to just have coffee!
As the rain became steadier & heavier, Mary made a quick trip back to the Apartment for the umbrellas that we had noticed Gian Paulo had provided! A good move it was to turn out...
Today's plan was to take a 'Hop ...
... with old stone towns, thick forests, and cascading waterfalls. After descending out of the steepest parts, the road smoothed out right about where the snow stopped; from here the countryside transitioned to farmland, along valleys surrounded by steep cliffs, which were riddled with caves. This steadily flattened out, until we reached Toulouse after about three hours, which is in the middle of gently rolling hills and farmland.
We had just enough time in Toulouse ...
Today we got woken up really early again by the Koreans getting ready for an hour or more. AGAIN! So annoying. Then after a bit more sleep we got up, got ready and headed downstairs to discover that it was hailing! So we went back upstairs to grab something we'd forgotten, then by the time we got back down it had cleared up. I don't mind the rain and hail here so much, as it only ever lasts a very short amount of time! So we walked down and got our breakfast to ...
... had a massive drink, and steak each for dinner, then went back to the hotel. The next morning, we got up, and went out after having some breakfast. We stopped for a drink, and I got a really nice fizzy orange drink. After finishing the drink, we found out it was an alchopop, and had as much alcohol in it as a beer. Mum and the waitress were very distraught, but I felt fine. Then we walked through ...
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