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    • Day1

      Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour

      August 9, 2022 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

      You can't drink water from the faucet here. Had a quick shower in Alba BNB and off to dinner.
      Trying to get a reservation this late was tough but we managed to find an opening in one of the 2 places a friend of Giorgia, Dani's sister, recommended.
      Before sitting down for dinner we went to the supermarket to buy some water and cookies in case we had to get up earlier than expected. I volunteered to go back to the car and leave our groceries there when I suddenly saw the moon over the port.
      I smiled, what can I say? In the end, ports are a part of my life, water, boats, the Caribbean lives inside of me.
      Couldn't help thinking about my dad, mixing "what ifs" in my head, something that happens quite often after 1 of the 2 humans responsible for you being on this Earth passes away.
      On the way back we walked some more, and what do you know? The posters we saw earlier on the boat were right there for sale!
      I got so excited I promised to go back but in the meantime we had some dinner.
      The food was great because #Italy, had some white wine called Vento di Mare and some amazing pasta.
      On the way back we went back to the artist's stall when I heard Dani said: I love the illustration of this old man, it's Hemingway said the artist's partner. I almost cried, my father's favorite book, a full circle moment!
      I asked her for the artist's signature and she promised me that tomorrow she would have it ready for me.
      Overall, it was a really cool day, stomach full, happy to be out of Madrid with Dani in Dani's island 🏝️.
      Life is good, here's to you, dad.
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      Traveler

      🤤

      8/10/22Reply
       
    • Day2

      Day at the sea

      August 10, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      When you wake up knowing that you'll spend the entire day at sea, you have to wake up smiling, right?
      We had a quick breakfast and walked all the way to the fishermen's port for a boat ride around the island on a boat.
      A boat that made you think of Jaws immediately, ready to go as soon as we stepped inside the vessel.
      The crew was made up of 2 men, captain Giuseppe and driver Luca. Both looked exactly how you imagine them, sea men.
      They are always tanned, give shirt answers, and always stare at the sea while they talk to you.
      Grew up in Cancun, I should know.
      The boat was just what I needed.
      The sound of the boat hitting the water, the engine plowing through the waves, it was a mix between the sounds of my childhood and a present that reminds me of how far away I'm from all of this, from water, I keep forgetting this.
      Rock formations, snorkeling, tiny stingrays and even an even tinier octopus, all part of a gorgeous day that I'll remember forever.
      If you think those are enough reasons to consider this day a success, you forget that we're in Italy.
      Oh, the lunch, the lunch was amazing.
      Carloforte is known for its tuna, but if you didn't know this you could easily discover it, since it's pretty much everywhere. We even had tuna heart!
      Overall the routine of swimming, drying under the sun and jumping in the water again without any sand interaction is a gift, this is the way to do a beach day, sweet water hose included.
      Sun tanned and tired, the day ended with a good shower and a downtown stroll.
      We went back in time in a pizza restaurant called Pizzeria da Gisa, had a Fainé made with chickpea flour, delicious.
      And guess what? I picked up my signed illustration by Molinastra! Now I can frame it and hang it above my Dad's autographed baseball.
      Tomorrow we head back, will probably chill since more beaches after an entire day swimming is not that appealing.
      But, just what I needed, a great start for this summer's Italian getaway.
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      Traveler

      It's a nice illustration. Loved the book aswell. Enjoy Italy!

      8/11/22Reply
       
    • Day3

      Inseln Sant'Antioco und San Pietro

      September 27, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Zuerst rund um Sant'Antioco , dann mit der Fähre nach San Pietro. Zwischen diesen Inseln hat es viele Thunfischschwärme, weshalb es ein Muss ist, auf San Pietro Thunfisch zu essen... was wir natürlich gemacht haben: Thunfisch-Herz (wie fischiges Bündnerfleisch) und drei weitere schmackhafte Spezialitäten aus Thunfisch.... was genau haben wir nicht wirklich verstanden... aber gut war's.
      Fotos folgen 🙃
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    • Sep26

      Carloforte

      September 26, 2021 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

      Wir logierten im super gelegenen Hotel «Nichotel» direkt am Hafen in Carloforte.
      Die Insel bietet viele kleine Strände. Der schönste ist «La Caletta», gefolgt von «Bobba» und «Girin».
      Sehr schöne Plätze zu besichtigen sind der Leuchtturm bei Capo Sandalo und die Bucht Cala Fico mit dem Falkenschutzgebiet. Mezzaluna und Le Colonne sind ebenfalls Highlights auf der Insel.
      Mit dem Mietauto sind die Plätze in wenigen Minuten erreichbar (die Insel ist nicht gross).
      Wir genossen die Ruhe und die Sonnenstrahlen am Strand, das feine Essen und die Zeit, wieder einmal in einem Buch zu lesen.
      Thunfisch wird in allen Variationen angeboten. Der hier gefangene Fisch schmeckt super lecker!
      Flugverbindung ab Basel mit easyjet nach Caligiari. Von dort nach Portovesme mit dem Mietauto und der Fähre direkt nach Carloforte.
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    • Day1

      Carloforte

      August 9, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      Madrid summer's are tough. Even though I love the city where I live, the intense heat and empty streets constantly remind you that everyone is somewhere else, but you.
      Fortunately, I always leave for Sardinia before going insane in the Spanish capital.
      This time though, I decided to use some vacation days to move around the island.
      I find it funny to think about islands inside islands, even though they are next to each other, I know.
      We took a ferry with car included from Portovesme.
      All ferrys smell the same like air conditioning and plastic.
      In the ferry I had a coffee ( Italian size) and wandered around the boat, discovered some amazing posters nad just stared at the sea. Looking at the sea directly connects you with Columbus or Magellan, that vastness makes you think, plain and simple.
      We arrived with the car and went to the hotel, I don't have to work tomorrow and I'm in Italy with Dani, 2 amazing reasons to be happy.
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    • Day391

      Calasetta and Isola San Pietro

      May 11, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      So on Liberation Day we met two fellow Guerns, Jess and Chris on Sant’Antioco and had a lovely Italian lunch before they headed off to their campsite and we wondered around Calasetta town. We were lucky enough to be given two huge tuna steaks by a Brit who had caught the fish on his way over from Menorca, we BBQ’d them but ended up eating one that night and saving the other for Tuna Nicoise. The following evening we returned to San Pietro and went for a walk to get a coffee and a gelato (ice Cream) only to be sadly disappointed, nothing was open. To make up for this on our return to the boat we finished off our mint choc chip ice-cream!
      On Saturday we headed to the marina at Carloforte still on San Pietro and met Jess and Chris again they had taken the ferry across so a day of sightseeing, well wondering around the town and having that missed gelato. After an evening of gossiping we will be saying goodbye tomorrow and heading south to mainland Sardinia.
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      Jessica Lund

      We are up near Oristano now having taken the train. Four nights here in positive luxury then into Cagliari would be great to see you if you get there by then but enjoy the soy

      5/13/18Reply
      Jessica Lund

      South West coast as it’s beautiful

      5/13/18Reply
       
    • Day12

      Stand-up paddeln auf Carloforte

      July 29, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

      Heute ging es bei 42 Grad Celsius in Westen - auf die Insel Caorloforte.
      Mit einer Fähre fuhren wir auf die Insel wo uns schon unser Guide Diana in ihrem VW-Bus erwartete. Sie empfahl uns weitere Orte, die wir auf unserer bevorstehenden Reise zurück nach Olbia noch besichtigen müssen. Am Strand angekommen wurden wir einem Mitarbeiter - dem Niklas aus Deutschland - übergeben, der uns ein wenig ins Stand-up paddeln einlernte und anschließend in ein paar Buchten mitnahm. Viele schöne Buchten und Klippen zeigte er uns.
      Die Stunden waren viel zu schnell um. Das Stand-up Paddeln auf Sardinien war bestimmt nicht das letzte mal.
      Diana brachte uns auch wieder zurück und empfahl uns noch eine Pizzeria welche wir mit unseren letzten 7€ aufsuchten und sogar noch was gutes bekamen.
      Bei Sonnenuntergang ging es wieder nach Hause.
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    • Day93

      San Pietro - La Isla Bonita

      October 13, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

      Seit ich vor einigen Jahren einen Reisebericht über San Pietro in einer Zeitschrift gelesen habe, hat es mir diese Insel angetan, die man nur mit der Fähre bzw. dem eigenen Boot erreichen kann und die schon Madonna vor Urzeiten als Isla Bonita besungen hat.

      San Pietro - heutzutage auch Carloforte genannt - mit seinen vielen bunten Häuschen, den pittoresken Gässchen und seinen freundlichen und aufgeschlossenen Einwohnern ist wirklich malerisch und hält, was der Zeitungsartikel verspricht. Eine tolle, sehr ursprüngliche Insel mit einem lebhaften, aber dennoch wenig überlaufenen Stadtkern und einem modernen Hafen inklusive einer neuen, hübsch gestalteten Capitaneria. Mi piace!
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    • Day3

      Carloforte, Carbonia-Iglesias, Italia

      July 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      Dovunque ci si giri la natura offre uno spettacolo meraviglioso. Tanti ristoranti per lo più turistici. Vi consiglio Da Vittorio, Al tonno di corsa e Al Sandolo... quest’ultimo è il più economico e offre pescato del giorno.Read more

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