Trip Start Apr 01, 2008
33Trip End Jun 30, 2008
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I thought I should keep the Capri blog and the Ischia blog seperate, as our impressions of each island were so different. So today you get another short blog about Capri... Just to get it out of the way upfront, Capri was busy, touristy, full of Americans and fucking expensive! It was almost the complete opposite of Ischia... At every turn you felt like you were being ripped off... Even on public transport, which we spent fortune on (our transport costs alone for the day were 95 euros!).
Capri felt like a large theme park... There didn't seem to be anyone going about their usual daily routine and everyone seemed to be either a tourist or servicing the tourists. There were designer stores galor an touts on every corner making you feel harrassed.
It was a pity that the culture and atmosphere were so contrived as, while I believe Ischia is more beautiful, Capri was naturally very dramatic, full of huge cliffs, grottos and huge rocks sticking out of the sea. As mentioned earlier we went to the Blue Grotto, which, despite the cost, was simply amazing! As was the cliff edge road from Capri to Annacapri... However, after we had done that and looked around Capri we spent the rest of the afternoon simply waiting for the ferry to take us back to civilised Ischia and trying to avoid being fleeced of anymore money...