Il Borgo della Marinella
Travel Blogs from Campora San Giovanni
... Salvatore grows oranges, lemons, figs and onions and we were sent off with a bag of these when we left the next morning..... lovely hospitality. From what we saw, Calabria is like the South Coast in the 80s: sugar cane growing on the side of the road, sea sand on the road, low ugly architecture. In fairness, we didn't go to the beach, but of all the places in Italy, I wouldn't rush back there as I find it ...
The international brotherhood of Scooterists took Paul to its bosom today and gave him the chance to do something that he had never done before.
"I have never kissed so many men in my life," remarked Paul of his parting from his new Vespa club buddies.
But how did he come upon this group of like-minded fellows?
Riding through the coastal town of Santa Della Maria, Paul spotted ...
... worked. It is up in the mountains so all of the farming is done on terraces, very hard work. Its been so nice not to be rushing around to get to places to see or get to a tour on time. We have done a couple of drives to Paulo to see the Sanctuary of San Francesco and the nearby village of Corsenza.
Went to the cemetary to see the Tozzo family plots.
Took a day trip to Tropea today. Its ...
... the last time I was home: girls ignoring me; many of its people self-absorbed, and unable to ask questions; its cities ugly and sprawling. Maybe I'd live in the Czech Republic, Turkey, Guinea-Bissau, or elsewhere?
-----Maybe I'd make peace with Michigan?
-----An old friend of mine - "little, silly Simona" from Romania - had recently moved to Amorgos to try to make her life here. The island pushed itself from the Aegean Sea abruptly up to ...
... I think of...*Um it's really hot*Terraced hills with vineyards up them*Scorching sun and sun-baked stones*Sparkling sea and lots of boats*Its like your being baked*Churches and squished together houses*Its reallllly hot! Then we hopped on the boat, and went to the next village, Manarola.Dad said that this village apparently had the best gelato in Italy, so I was loving it already. We hopped off the wobbly boat, and walked up some stone steps, onto a ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet