welcome to Sorrento!
So I got quite caught up on sleep last night- but the
sleeping in did nothing for my jetlag!! That’s for sure! We had today to wander
a bit and get some set up taken care of… we were in pretty good shape, so we
left in search of pizza! this is Wendy Senger… my partner in crime for this
trip… she is the owner of Tattered Angels and my international travel buddy!
It took us a bit (lack of navigational tools, as I
have been banned from using my iphone GPS internationally) – we wanted to go to
Sorrento- which is a village about 20 minutes away by train. We set off in
search of the train station. After a round about walk, we thought- lets just
take a taxi- the taxi driver quoted us 50 Euros to get to Sorrento… and we got
right back out of the taxi! We finally asked for directions and found the train
station! And it was a good choice! It only cost 2.80 Euros for both of us to
travel on the train! It was a beautiful train ride, and Sorrento was a delight!
It’s just beautiful! It only took a sec to locate a pizza place and I must say
that it was FANTASTIC! Sooo yummy. Wow. The crust was so perfectly light and
the sauce was so flavorful! It helped
that I was completely starving!
We topped it off with Gelato (delish)! Once we
were fed, we did tons of walking and exploring.
here is a peek at a few of my favorites!
and look at those cliffs!! the colors are amazing here too! can you see the red bus driving up the hill in the distance? i mean, is this real?? – it is… but there are people that have to deal w/ this everyday!! LOL
ok, this is a funny story- i thought i'd take a photo of this guy, and i am across the street, and he is like trying to get our attention to come and buy flowers… so i look over, and snap the photo, turned and totally tripped over a ledge in the cobblestone and almost totally fell on my face. he was laughing out loud!
I LOVE it!. I was in awe
looking at the aging on the buildings and stone walls and streets! WOW! Sorrento is just right on the ‘sea’
(it’s not an ocean)…but there is no shore line- its just cliffs… so the hotels
and buildings are built just right along the edge of these cliffs.
So at the moment, Italy is having regional political
elections, and so seriously people are slapping up political ads everywhere-
they are totally you know like piling on over the tops of others….
All day we
just see cars pull up and slap new posters over the ones that had just been put
up by another team… and then you know, we are laughing at the vans driving
around w/ the loud speaker and the big faces decorating the vans! Classic…
Tomorrow kicks off w/ all the classes, so I am sure it will
be fabulous!! Women have been arriving and we have been getting acquainted! I
just love making new friends and getting to know people from all over the
world. It’s such a blessing in my life! Makes me SMILE!!
I am missing my littles! – I got to skype with them last
night for a few minutes! Everyone seems to be coping well and doing great!
Sending love to my fam! Missing you guys!! Thanks Kates… and Rane … HUGS!!! (ahhh… they are so cute! i love skype so much!)
no doubt there will be many more stories and adventures tomorrow! i'll try to be a good photo-taker! i am usually not very good when i have to teach… so we'll see!!