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Chinese Italian and the trip to Amalfi

The long and winding road.....





Ciao , from the top of the world.!!
To celebrate our last night in Tuscany we decided to have a change of food! We are all full up on Pizza and Pasta. We found a lovely little Chinese restaurant in Poggibonsi with Italian speaking chinese staff. The food was delicious , although very small servings, about the size of saucers. I think by the end of the night we had ordered about 20.....goodness knows what they thought. Robyn and I enjoyed our wine and sang Pokare kare ana to celebrate our kiwiananess in Italy...lol. It was very sad to say goodbye to our wonderful friends Claudia and Rudi. They really were amazing hosts, so welcoming to all. We had a photo session by the very American Carole, who "just loves people" and taking constant photos. We left at the crack of dawn this morning to drive to Florence. The boys dropped Robyn and I off at Mcdonalds to wait with the bags while they returned the rental car. Just as well we allowed plenty of time, in true Italian style everything took forever. We boarded the train for our 4 hour journey to Amalfi. On arrival in Solerno, we soon discovered that the trip to our bnb was a lot longer and more expensive than anticipated. We decided to get a taxi for the 40 km trip to the our tiny village overlooking Positano. The trip was hair raising to say the least. Forty kms of windy road in a cab with a mad driver requires medication! He thought my near screaming in the back seat was hilarious!! He drove like the wind , overtaking on every corner on the tiny roads. We seemed to go up forever. I cant even begin to describe the views......absolutely stunning!! So, now we are here, in a tiny traditional Italian bed and breakfast with our new hosts Pepe and Geraldina.....not sure how Pepe is yet. Simon and I both been told off so far!! It feels like we are on top of the world, in fact we are so high we are in the clouds. It is stinking hot again today (40's). There is no pool here, and a 25 min bus trip to the beach, down from the heavens!! However, that is where we will no doubt be heading tomorrow. Enjoy pics. Ciao for now. Lx

Posted by gaddesandgray 08:27

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Our death ride to get here was worth it. The cabbie blessed himself before we started on the 40 km winding narrow lane which wasn't a good sign. He then proceded to go real fast around the windy windy road, in Italian told us if we needed to stop to get sick to let him know......., passed everything in sight with buses and cars coming the other way - now you may understand why Leanne was squealing in the back seat..... Should have sedated her early on I think...... We are investigating other ways of getting back to Naples after our 2 days in Capri....... To avoid the same experience over again........ But it was all worth it with being up in the sky looking down on the rich and famous in their super yachts...... Might even be "George C" coming to pick Leanne and I up...... We wish xxx. Robyn

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