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Avignon II

14 January 7.30 am lying in bed It is probably about time that I said something about our accommodation in Avignon. You may have noticed complete silence on this thus far. That was me adjusting a level or two after … Continue reading

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Avignon

12 January 7.45am at Avignon in self-catering apartment The sun doesn’t rise here till about 8.20am so it is still pretty dark as I start writing this. It has also got distinctly chilly with the “mistral wind” blowing. We’re only … Continue reading

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Carcassonne

6.05 pm at Carcassone Bed and Breakfast Another enormous bathtub – this seems to be turning into the holiday of no showers. But enforced relaxation with bubbles and pistachio nuts works rather nicely, especially following a glass or two of … Continue reading

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Toulouse

Toulouse 6.10pm in bedroom at Hotel Des Arts – raining, thunder, wind Just had a long relaxing bath in a huge tub with loads of bubbles. The shower head is set about 3 feet off the ground so, despite great … Continue reading

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No, no Napoli!

What a contrast. The guidebook says Naples is unlike anywhere else in Italy. And it is dead right. Within a few minutes I knew this was a once in a life time visit. And I don’t mean that in a … Continue reading

Posted in Mirinda's Posts, Sorrento 2015 | 4 Comments

Our Island Adventure

On the spur of the moment we decided to shoot off to Capri for 2 nights – catching the ferry from Sorrento and with the plan of catching the ferry from Capri to Naples on Saturday. This was to be … Continue reading

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The Mosman of Pompeii

One of the joys of travelling is seeing breathtaking scenery. The view of the Bay of Naples from Villa Communale at Sorrento, for instance, I find deeply moving. There are few things I enjoy more than having a coffee while … Continue reading

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Downhill World

I loved the magical faraway tree when I was a kid. In fact I’m sure it had a profound influence on me wanting to live in England. I used to love imagining worlds that could appear at the top of … Continue reading

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Hooray for Pompeii!

It was an absolutely perfect day for visiting (or in my case revisiting) Pompeii.  And I can confirm that it is still the best European tourist site I have ever seen.  And I have seen a lot of fantastic places. … Continue reading

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Failing to shop in Sorrento

We didn’t make a very early start today as I relied on the clock in my ebook which has unexpectedly stuck faithfully to UK time and therefore I was an hour late and missed breakfast and confused Dad. We had … Continue reading

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