Sunday, September 11, 2016

Day 10 - Touring the Capri, Ang Moh style..

Day 10 (11 Sep) - A day of sun and rain on The island of Capri

The Blue Grotto - my iPhone 6's shot
The hotel staff Gaia was really good. Her colleague Elena the evening staff, actually informed her that we would need to leave the hotel early this morning, and Gaia took the trouble to cycle early 6am something from her home in Piano di Sorrento to prepare breakfast partially for us.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Day 9 - Of Sorrentine peninsula and Amalfi Coast

Day 9 (10 Sep) ~ Sorrento coast to Amalfi Coast on a narrow, windy mountain road.

The Sorrentine peninsula was divided into two provinces - that of Naples, on the Sorrento side (northern coast) of the peninsula; and that of Salerno, on the Amalfi side of the peninsula (southern coast), where Amalfi town was.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Day 8 - Che bella vista, Sorrento!

Day 8 (9 Sep) - The ruins of Pompeii and the joviality of Sorrento
The modern sculpture by a French artist at the ruins of Pompeii. [Photo: Serene]
"Guys, this is where I will say good bye to all of you as our land tour ends here.  Eddy, Michelle, Mr and Mrs Yik, and Jonathan will be flying back today.  Jeffrey is going to Pisa on his one day extension, the rest of you guys who will be going for your three more days' extension to Sorrento and Amalfi Coast, all of you have a good trip," announced Adrian as an end of the tour speech.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Day 7 - Back to Rome, and back to the Home of the Gladiators.

Day 7 (8 Sep) -  Back to Rome and the Colosseum.
A panorama of the Colosseum. [Photo: Serene]

It couldn't been any later than 7:30am when we were gathered in the 'lobby' (aka bus stop) at the bottom of the flight of stairs of Casa Dane.  Our train back to Rome was scheduled to depart at 8:18am.  No time was lost as the whole group trooped over to CB Mos, the little station cafe to exchange our breakfast vouchers for one croissant and one coffee, the standard issue for the past few days whenever we were on the run.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Day 6~ The magnificent colours of Tyrrhenian Italy

Day 6 (7 Sep) ~ The magnificent colour Tyrrhenian Italy
Riomaggiore from the rocks. My iPhone

The cool summer air of La Spezian morning welcomed us, walking down the streets of the town, still refusing to wake up from its slumber as the clock struck eight.  The shops on either sides were still shuttered as we were led to our breakfast cafe.  A delicious custard-filled croissant and the obligatory cappuccino temporarily obliterated the gnawing hunger pangs.  A short distance ahead the horizon on the sea emerged.  It was the ferry port.  The embarkation point for visitors to the coastal villages that dotted this Genoan part of Italy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Day 5 ~ The Magic of Cinque Terre

Day 5 (6 Sep) - La Spezia: To the north-western coast & Cinque Terre!
A view of Vernazza from the pier. My iPhone.
"Ok, our train leaves at 9:50am.  We need to remember to validate our train tickets and make sure we don't miss this train," the usual sternness.

Monday, September 5, 2016