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Capri

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I'm running out of adjectives to describe what I'm seeing - Capri, like a lot of what I've seen to date was amazing, surreal, actually better than what I'd imagined it was going to be. I thought it was romantic, and I loved the way you could explore the island relatively undisturbed by crowds of people.

I don't know what it is with me, but I'm getting lost all the time. On Capri it was a bit scary cause I ended up winding my way around the island on relatively deserted tracks that went up for seemingly hundreds of steps then back down again - it ended up being a good thing though because I stumbled across some breathtaking views that I would have probably not found otherwise.

The hotels on top of the island were idyllic, their courtyards sitting on the edge of the cliff overlooking the bay were out of this world. The shops were fancy, very pretty and the clothing very chic , I could see how Capri would be a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous.

The funicular was an experience. Going up was fine, I was with a couple who had kind of taken me under their wing for an hour or so. But coming down was dreadful. It was hot, there was no air circulating where we were queuing to get onto it, and there were heaps of people all pushing to get on first. I started to feel a bit panicky, it was really claustrophobic. Then when I managed to get onto a car, there was no where to sit so I stood where I could hold on to something but I got pushed back and had to just manage balancing myself - it was getting hotter and hotter and I was pretty relieved to get off at the bottom uninjured! And without giving someone an earful!!! I rewarded myself with a cold beer while I was waiting for my ferry back to the mainland - all was well after that :-)

I didn't go on the optional excursion right to the very top of the island - you could go up to a look out point on a chair lift - I heard that it was amazing - and the views spectacular - so that'll be something I make sure I do if I ever get back there.

The weather has been amazingly kind to me, it was raining the morning we went to Capri, but it cleared up within half an hour of us arriving, and the rest of the day was just perfect - it's been like that the whole time :-)

Posted by Julie's blog 00:36 Archived in Italy

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