That's right...we're going back to Amalfi - to the same hotel we stayed at last year. Oh, and by the way, make no mistake about it that Mrs. TBF has been getting an earful about the fact that this year's score (so far) is: Italy - 2, Finland - 0. Since Rome is booked for Christmas, and no trips to Finland currently appear on the agenda, it seems as if the 2006 score is going to end up being: Italy - 3, Finland - 0. I'll have to do something about that next year.
Unlike our blogging buddy Sal, I have absolutely no qualms about letting would-be burglars know that we'll be away for ten nights. Go ahead...rob us...what do I care? That's what home insurance is for. Plus, I wouldn't mind some new crap anyway. Just don't hurt King...that's all I'm asking.
I called the hotel this morning. The conversation went something like this:
TBF: BON - JORNO! I'll be arriving tomorrow afternoon, and I was wondering if I could ask you a question.
Hotel: Yes-a. What-a is-a your-a name-a please-a?
Hotel: Yes-a. I see that you are-a a repeat guest-a. You are a Leaders Club-a member-a, and you have-a a private transfer-a, and you will be arriving in-a the early afternoon-a.
TBF: Ummmmm...yeah. Well...I guess you know more than I do... Ummm....before I pack all my cigars...is cigar smoking still allowed by the swimming pool [Italy has adopted strict smoking laws...bastards!!!]?
Hotel: Yes-a. There is-a no problem-a smoking in the open air-a. Have a pleasant journey!
The next time you hear from us, we'll be in Italy. Today's high in Basel was something like 13˚C/56˚F. I'm expecting a little more warmth in Italy. The laptop and camera are already packed, so expect some updates.