Today we spent preparing for our trip to Sorrento and exploring our local area a little more.
We had to check out by 12 and be at the bus by 3pm for the four hour bus ride (which Q managed to arrange for about $20 AUD each. sweet)
We packed and then attempted to walk to the bus terminal. Turns out it is much further than google maps thinks and that suitcase wheels dont like being dragged across cobblestones.
A cab took pity (or advantage) and took us the rest of the way. We waited for a couple of hours in what i like to call 'pickpocket central'. (the bus terminal)
The bus turned out to be 5 hours but we saw Mt Vesuvius (scary) and the gorgeous Amalfi coastline. Our hotel is beautiful and the view from our balcony is awesome.
I think we had the oldest cabby on the face of the planet take us to our hotel in the evening when we got to sorrento. He was very sweet though and told us to eat next door to the hotel. We took his advice and had yummy pizza and chocolate panna cotta for dessert. Q didn't want to have any until he saw mine and (un)fortunately they brought out two spoons to it was a race to see who could eat the most before the other person scoffed their half.
Then we admired the view from our room (and I sooked that it was too cold to use the pool coz it was pretty impressive) and watched the lighting in our room change colour from red to blue to green and purple. Relaxing in an odd way.
There is a tunnel you have to use to access the hotel from the street and everytime i dragged myself up it i felt slightly less guilty about what i have been eating.
It's hard not to feel under dressed everywhere we go. I didn't bring many dressy clothes (I packed for comfort not class). Q says people stare at this thongs everywhere he goes as if 'what are these rubber things he wears on his feet'?
At least we are not as loud and obnoxious as American tourists. I guess Aussies reserve that behaviour for places like Bali!