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trish & pat’s Travel Diary

Monday, 28 May 2007

Location: Positano, Italy

MapWell another week has passed and there is not much to report. We have spent most of the week on Fornillo beach working on our European suntan (with 30+ on of course).

As you can see from the photos, Positano is simply stunning which is why we decided to spend three weeks here. As you can imagine it is very expensive but well worth it. There won't be much shopping happening here (Yeh! ((Pat)).

We have found a number of restaurants with great Pizza and Pasta at reasonable prices and with views to die for of the surrounding mountains and Mediterraneaun Sea. People here are very friendly and eager to please.

Most of the tourists here are American and according to the locals the Italians can't afford to holiday here.

You will notice a photo of the natural Viagra - Pat ate two kilos and all he ended up with was a very sore bottom (bad luck). He is now looking for cheaper and more comfortable alternatives!

Some of you may have heard/read about the final of the EU cup between Milan and Liverpool last week. We managed to catch the last half in a local bar with supporters from both sides. So much for the rivalry between the north and south Italians who generally don't like each other. Not so when it comes to their football! When Milan won the game, the barmen got his fog horn out and let rip (he also won 1k on the side, so understand his excitement). Next thing the fireworks started (literally) and were nearly as big as Moomba and New Years Eve. The fireworks continued around the place for the next couple of hours and the car horns and hooters continued until the wee hours of the morning. They are a very excitable bunch!

Speaking of excitement, yesterday was the annual first holy communion day at Positano (see photo of the flowers in the church). You have never seen or heard anything like it. Church bells ringing until your ears were doing the same. Then, left over fireworks from the football celebrations were let loose around 11am - couldn't see much of the fireworks, but felt all the bloody bangs. This was followed by grande festis (big parties) at every restaurant in the town which had much music, food and huge communion cakes - we saw them being weighed at the local Patisierie whilst having coffee and noted the weight and cost (very expensive).

Must get back to the beach - will update again soon.