BEST WESTERN Santa Maria
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... We happened upon windy mountain roads and discovered unbelievable vistas. We traveled down gravel roads in pursuit of a winery only to find sheep, ram and horned cows. We ventured along dirt paths to encounter secluded beaches attended only by locals.
I swam in the sea. I ate until I felt ill. I taught Nico ...
... pretty beach town. We arrived and realized they were having a fair. What serendipity! We enjoyed seeing the various carnival rides and vendors. And it was eye-opening to experience an outside perspective on America -- check out my photo of the Team USA ride. Yikes. We then found a lovely little restaurant and sat waterside. Like, toes in the sand by the side of the water.
No insights. No quips. Just a fun day with some wonderful friends.
... had a baby I hadn't yet met.
On Friday I flew from Amsterdam to Pisa, Italy. We drove to the lovely agriturismo they were staying at just outside of Lucca. It was a working olive oil farm and absolutely gorgeous. Tuscany looks just like every picture or painting you've ever seen of it. Breathtaking.
My night in Italy offered lots of laughter and some truly phenomenal food -- and a bit too much Italian vino. ...
... Back to the hotel and car, we head off to explore the coast further along to a large-ish town - Calvi. The coastal tourism is quite different here to what we experienced in Sardinia and at Bonifacio. There are large wide beaches here, no small coves and so, no mega-big yachts and motor cruisers. There is quite a bit of foreshore camping, the first we have seen and the camping grounds are quite respectable. We noticed in Italy ...
... something special. We find the right road and drive up some very narrow, very windy roads to what seems to be (and turns out to be) the very top of a mountain. The hotel is indeed very special. He has outdone himself. It is luxurious++++!!!!! The view from every room, including our own spacious suite complete with terrace is to die for!!!! I want to stay here forever!!! It is designed to blend skilfully with the natural environment and there are stunning rock walls and beautiful ...