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Today our first stop was in Messina, Italy. This is a port that we visited last time we went on our Mediterranean cruise. We decided to do a little exploring on our own this time. We rented a little car ( as you do when you are in Italy). The streets are very narrow and roads aren't that great so it definitely was an experience! We decided to drive to a beach about an hour from the port. We had to drive around for quit some time to find a parking spot and then walked down to the beach in ...
The hotel suggested a little known beach nearby.
We spent an amazing day here sunbaking and swimming, snorkeling and climbing all over the rocks in and out of the water.
We finished the day at a great locals restaurant eating pasta and seafood high up overlooking the amazing coastline.
... into the pool and we played that shark game again.
We drove to a shopping centre that Mum LOVED!
Mum wanted to go into every shop she could in the shopping centre.
After 2 hours of looking at shops and clothes we went to get something to eat and Mum and Zara went into a massive shop.
Riley, Dad and me went to a takeaway shop and I got a burger.
... 2 hours there jumping in and out of the water.
But later on we were in our apartment and mum looked at the dress and found the credit card of the person who had taken the bag accidently.
So we called the shop that we bought it from and the people that took the bag before were standing there.
So we got them to come to our hotel and get it. Wow, lucky they got it back, it would of being a really stressful day I think.
... climb. The walk was worth it though, the views were amazing! We sat down to another small seafood luncheon in the old town and enjoyed a couple of cold beers, which were very deserved I might add. Later in the afternoon Vicki and I went to the top of the hill which overlooks the town. No climbing this time though, it was in a cable car. We sat back in a open air restaurant ...