Travel Blogs from Brindisi
... for his 50th birthday. It was eerie walking through the tunnel that Hitler would be driven in his stately Mercedes to the brass covered lift. He was claustrophobic and scared of heights. The lift is cut directly into the mountain and the house was where many dreadful decisions were made with horrific consequences in WW11. Eve Brahns sister had her wedding reception there. I took off to the top for some wonderful views but couldn't help thinking about Hitler and that horrible ...
Day trip from Alberobello to Lecce and Ostuni.
Lecce is in the Salentine Peninsula, the heel of Italy. The best way to describe Lecce is a baroque city as all its churches and palaces being built in the baroque style. It is referred to as the Florence of the south because of its baroque buildings and because they speak good Italian like the Florentines.
Lecce boasts 40 churches - nothing to boast about! Luckily we only went to three and only went inside one - the ...
... feeding the animals but was happy to pass us the nuts to hand over. Her favourite thing of the day was the little train we went on into the baboon area. They lock you in a cage and then the baboons jump all over while you feed them through tubes. It was a bit scary for Lib and I (particularly because of the noise made by the Italian kids on a school trip who were the other passengers) so we were impressed that all Phoebe wanted to do for the rest ...
... 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.
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