TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel l'Ariana Bastia
Travel Blogs from Bastia
... and yet all the while, like an adulteress, I could taste the ocean's salty aroma from thousands of kilometres away.
The Appertiser - The salty smell of ocean with the opening of a car door. Manly
The Entree - The gentle lull of waves, a sleepy lullaby at the end of a busy weekend. Shelly Beach.
The Main - a long wave carrying our willing bodies into the ...
... the forest gorges
to Evisa, famed for its chestnut forests and on to Cortes, in the central
mountain area. We camped at the foot of Gorge Restonica, but were unable to
take the van up the gorge, as it is too big, and the heat was so excessive,
walking to the lakes was out of the question for us. You know what they say
about ‘Mad dogs and Englishmen’! There
were a lot of walkers however, who ...
... into the train station to head into London, I was so pleased we weren't trying to get a bike box on and off the trains as well. Victoria station was just a moving throng of people, and being a lovely Sunday, everyone seemed to be out and about. Being in familiar territory in Paddington, we found the hotel easily and then headed off into Oxford street to do some shopping. John was bored after the first shop, so headed off to Lords to see if he could get in to see some of ...
... that I can't remember the name of, through the forest and then back along the road. Then I set off to have a look at the shops while John went to the beach. However I had forgotten it was Sunday, and the shops were closed, so after walking the 3 kms into Bastia, I walked back and joined John at the beach. Thankfully he has bought an umbrella as it is really hot, about 34 degrees. This afternoon we rode our bikes to a different beach, and ...
... dinner. The hotel here just serves snacks. So we walked a short distance down hill to a little Italian place. Eldon had pizza, it was not good. I had the tagliatelle with ragu. My dinner was VERY good. We had our usual wine, got back to the room and got ready for bed. Eldon made arrangements for a taxi at 6:45 tomorrow morning. We have to be at the dock an hour before the 8:00 ferry ...