Hotel Thalas Club
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... but not to be lived in; a bit like English country cottages.
After Trulli we headed south again to Lecce where we booked into the 8puihotel, a very very modern hotel which is just fantastic. As the review which I looked at when I booked it said, "all hotels should be like this". It's both very modern and just works... We did have to move rooms to get an AC that did work but just down the ...
... very imaginative of the Italians). It is perched on the top of a hill overlooking the sea. Here we wandered at leisure around the small streets and I bought an unusual ceramic elephant to add to my collection.
Group dinner tonight in Alberobello. When it came to ordering coffee, I ordered a café latte. The waitress tried to tell me I actually wanted a cappuccino, I reiterated a 'café latte'. She didn't seem very happy about this and ...
... from the tourist information centre....
Gallopili was an island fortress, with only a bridge link to the mainland. The castle was currently not open. However, we enjoyed walking around the walls, hanging onto hat and sunglasses so as not to have them blown away, retreating to the narrow streets when we needed a breather.
Continued along the coastal road towards Taranto. ...
... plus our own drinks. On the speakers we heard the new Paola Nutini album - it's bloody brill and a must for Paola fan aka "my sister". After the delicious aperitivo we thought 'what the heck', let's go for a piece of karaoke - Jimbo went back to the B&B to draw a spectacular art piece for Manu. So, I courted the ladies to the karaoke where we saw Italian singing some deep and epic Italian ballads. We sat from afar deciding what song to ...
... it over and get into it! Then go again. Perfetto! We now get what the real pizza should be like. While we were there the shop was always full with people grabbing take aways or eating inside.
Tonight we stopped in on a lovely ristorante courtyard where locals (including us) drank some wine, had some aperitivi and listened to a band playing Beatles songs.
This week off to Vietnam for the wedding of Andrew and Lani. Story and pictures to follow.
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet