Grand Hotel Riva del Sole
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- TV Channel One Russia
- Free parking
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• drove ~4hrs to Bari (where we the ferry departs from) • had lunch with the 3 girls, vanessa, lauren, alex, elise, jamie and erin • menu was in italian so just got pizza - only thing i could understand! • overnight ferry to corfu - saw the sunset on the deck, then went to bed around ...
... Was visited by two Italian youths, one of whom was trying to go tit for tat on the opposite goal--while smoking. He did alright.
June 22, 5:50 PM -- Superfast Ferry outside Bari
Lord Jesus and St. Nicolas I finally made it.
I somehow managed to kill enough time between my premature checkout and the ferry departure. How? A lot of walking, a lot of resting, and sampling the coffee of every cafe in a two mile radius. ...
... to the port to confirm. Yep. The security guard told me the ferry office is closed, and that the next ferry out would be 7:00 PM tomorrow.
I walked back into the downtown labyrinth, looking for lodging. A nice little abuelita led me to a nearby B&B. Called the number (risky since it was the only call my cell could make with the available battery, and cafes with power outlets were closed by then). The lady gave me a nice room for €45, €50 ...
... City and down to the harbour to get on a ferry to Lokrum Island. We make the 11.30am departure time and it's only 15 minutes across to the island, albeit in a fairly big swell.
Disembarking we follow the path up to a big sign which shows us the way to the 'Dead Sea', a small lake that apparently is saltier than its namesake. It's not long before we come across our first peacock, which the island is known for. They were introduced to the island back in about 1850 ...
Up at 5.30am (body alarm still active). I am taking advantage of this by doing a 30min walk around the top deck while watching the sun rise over a brilliant calm sea. No one else is up apart from the crew who are washing the decks and cleaning up after yesterday. Loving this fresh air, the smell of the sea and the music playing.
A la carte breakfast before our shore excursion to ...