Category Archives: Europe

Wednesday 2 July – homewardbound

Dot related to me her nightly experience which I really must record on my blog as it is so typical of hostel life as I know it…. Our final night in the dorm was shared with the two young girls … Continue reading

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Tuesday 1 July – The last day of my European Adventure!

Oh no…. just seen on Twitter that Rafa is out of Wimbledon!  🙁  Will it be a Federer/Murray final I wonder? We have got to know Genoa pretty well today.  It is not a large city and the network of narrow … Continue reading

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Monday 30 June – to Genoa, the final Italian city

Goodbye Cinque Terre, it’s been wonderful… maybe come back one day…. First things first, an early morning swim.  Not a cloud in the sky today and I can feel the heat in the sun already at around 7.30.  However the … Continue reading

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Sunday 29 June – Vernazza, Coniglio and Manola

Wow, what a day…. just got back and washed the sand from my feet! We set off early today to beat the heat!  Arrived in pretty Vernazza for breakfast of coffee and twirly pastry with raisins. Lovely sunny morning with … Continue reading

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Saturday 28 June – Riomaggiore

An early morning swim followed by breakfast at a seafront cafe, then off to the station to buy a day’s Cinqueterre ticket.  The ticket machines are as bad as the m&m machines!  It won’t give you the option of where … Continue reading

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27 June – Cinque Terres

We left La Spezia around 11am on the boat to Montorosso.  It is a beautiful sunny, hot and cloudless day, in fact we nearly frazzled sitting on the deck waiting to leave the port.  No sooner had we set sail … Continue reading

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26 June – bus and boat to Porto Venere

We had a very lazy start this morning and finally set out for our croissant and coffee breakfast to be taken at a cafe across the square.  We were saddened to see five young girls round a table, who were … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25 June – to La Spezia

  All packed up ready for La Spezia.  Marie and I said our goodbyes and I grabbed a cappuchino and a croissant before getting back on the bus. Neil from Scotland is our driver and Ben from Oz is our … Continue reading

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Tuesday 24 June – Mass and Uffizza

We set off aiming to get to the Cathedral (The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) in time for the festival mass that was taking place at 10.30.  We arrived just in time to see the procession disappear into the darkness of the … Continue reading

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Monday 23 June – Florence on foot

The usual coffee and croissant before Marie and I did a tour of Florence.  This posting will be mainly images and not necessarily in the right order….. First stop was to be the Cathedral.   We thought we’d like to go up into … Continue reading

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