Thursday, 16 June 2011

I hate lemons

After Sorrento I have decided I hate lemons. Did you know Sorrento, which is near Naples if you weren't sure, is famous for lemons.. They grow them here, that and olives. They put them in everything, its really not necessary I'm sure. They also make a drink known as lemoncello. Deadly stuff, especially when you consider they make it with 90% alcohol....that sort of stuff belongs in the flammable cupboard at work. Also deadly when at dinner instead of sipping it you decide as an ex Dunedin student that it should be taken as a shot. That got our table of middle aged people rather tiddled. Especially after they decided it was a good idea to drink everyone else's table's ones because they hadn't discovered the art of sculling.

Anyway we didn't just spend all our time in Sorrento getting drunk. The day before we were in Florence. A city of 300,000 people and 200,000 scooters.

That and David.
The famous David statue by Michelangelo. The real one is in the museum in Florence. A replica stands where the original used to stand. Florence is pretty enough, there is a nice large church made with marble. I'm starting to think I have seen enough churches to make up for my lack of ever going to one.

Santa Maria Del Fiore Church
While in Sorrento we also took the boat and spent the day on the beautiful island of Capri. The weather was hot and sunny which a bonus to. The island is made up of two main villages, Capri and Anacapri. Anacapri is high up than Capri. Access is by a very very narrow winding road on the end of a cliff. The drivers drive like they are attempting to kill everyone on board. A lot of the village is only accessible by tiny little battery operated trucks because of the narrow roads. From Anacapri you can take a cable car all the way to the top of the island. The views are worth it, although try telling that to the people who required a stiff drink to cope with the decent down. 

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