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We finally made it to the start of the Amalfi Coast. Three interesting situations presented themselves to us today. 1) A few miles after leaving the morning's hotel, we were flagged over by the Italian Federal Police. We dutifully pulled over. An officer approached me demanding something. As he was speaking Italian, I had no clue as to what he was asking. I gave him the deer in the headlights look and asked if ...
... every time we walked up to reception they held their breath to find out what other strange ideas or requests we might have. Unfortunately with no tourist info in town and very little information online - they were it!
So after a quick drive up, and after a very concerned taxi driver pressed his business card on us (for our return trip if we decided not to walk down), we were at the foot of the statue. HE WAS BIG! It was a little overwhelming to see the statue so ...
... us that she in fact did not have a private room for any of the nights, her bad. She offered to drive us around to find another place, but she knew and we knew, that we wouldn't do that because accommodation in Praja was fairly expensive. So we agreed to take the 6 bed dorm.
She was really unprofessional and didn't explain anything to us. All we worked out was that we couldn't take the boat cruise that ...
... addresses with a few of them, so hopefully we will be in touch.
5 of us went for a little wander along the promenade, then found a nice little coffee bar overlooking the lake. Time for my last proper latte before heading home.
My departure is at 8am - a lot earlier than everyone elses, & I'm the only one being picked up at that time.
Well, time to head to bed - got an early start, but it will be nice to see everyone back at home ...
... the pricelist on the McDonalds menu (didn't have one) - a meal cost about £11. Ouch!
I had a look round the little park - there was a small art display so we had a look round. Lots of dog walkers and there was even a book swap location, so you could exchanga a book of your own for one off the stall. On the waterfront, they had swans and ducks like ours :-) I encountered & got a photo of the infamous posing duck!
Very pretty park, lots ...