Thursday, April 19, 2007

April 4th - Our flight from Rome to Naples was delayed, forcing us to re-book a driver we had scheduled from Naples to Sorrento. At one point we thought we might have to shell out for a 150 Euro cab ride but the B&B we were staying at helped us get a driver. The driver turned out to get the father of the family who runs Mami Camilla. the B&B/cooking school.

Traffic in Naples near the airport seems insane. There don't seem to be actual lanes/stop signs/traffic lights most of the time. People just inserted themselves anywhere they could. Things calmed down when we got away from the center of Naples but it was crazy (in a different way) when we got to Sorrento. Sorrento has old, narrow, winding streets, some inter-locking one-way, some just big enough to be two way if both cars are accomodating.

After checking in, we walked into the center of Sorrento to check it out. The center area has some pedestrian only streets (some are only big enough for pedestrians!) and a real old-world feel. According to our guide book, at least one of the streets has been here for more than 2000 years.

We also stopped in a nice cathedral, Stacey went into some shops and we saw the Sorrento's Men's Club. We also got soaked on the way back to the B&B. I had decided to not bring an umbrella when we went walking and it rained.

We had dinner at Mami Camilla - every night they have the students and the staff cook dinner and the guests can join in. The dishes were good but not great. The conversations with the other guests was interesting - a lot of them were from the UK.

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