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'Holly day'......... at last :)

sunny 29 °C

So we left Amalfi feeling a bit sad but excited all the same. Heading back to Rome to pick up Holly from the airport tonight. For those of you that don't know Holly has been on a 6 month university exchange at Leeds in England. She is now finished and has been on a sailing trip in Croatia for the last week with her friends. It has been 6 months since we have seen her so mum is a bit excited! She will spend the rest of the holiday and come home with us. Even Aden quietly admitted that he is looking forward to seeing her.
The drive back was just as spectacular as coming in, we went a slightly different way through Salerno which covered the coast road more and the views were extraordinary. Road got even narrower in places and you had to be switched on. Being a Saturday there were lots of cyclist on the road as well (many with no helmets) they tend to ride down the centre of the road so it is tricky to overtake them with traffic coming the other way. I shot some video on my phone which I will try and put up on Facebook.
Our gps is a bit peculiar and continues to take us through many back streets which are good driving practice, especially at the many crazy, 'no rules' intersections. We bypassed the autostrade many times till we stopped and changed the settings to 'fastest route' and that seemed to fix it. Even though the drivers are a bit crazy and road rules don't seem to apply no one seems to get too upset and they are patient when you do something wrong. I commend Dave as there is absolutely no way I would drive here.
Have arrived at our accommodation in Rome which is a very lovely B&B just near the airport. Very handy and much nicer, more homely and cheaper than a large hotel.
Not much else to tell today. Just waiting, Holly's flight comes in at 1250 am so still have another hour or more before we have to go. I will post this just so you have something for your morning coffee. Not even any pictures to post. :( Sorry.

Posted by The Hitchies 14:14 Archived in Italy Tagged rome amalfi

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Glad you figured the sat-nav out. Most have a 'shortest' route or 'fastest' route but both can be tricky. Many times we've been sent down roads suitable for a 4WD but pretty much useless for a compact Renault! I hope you've named your hire car.......Lola, our little Fiat Punto took us safely through the Dolomites a couple of years ago. Keep it going Ang, love travelling with you guys.

by pcpmq

I didn't get this one till today, no wonder I was bleating about the lack of blogs!! Have joined now so will get of notification by email I think. So happy to see the photos of you all back together xx

by Claka59

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