Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Mastro Lindo Returns To Amalfi...

Mrs. TBF and I are spending the week in Amalfi, Italy. This is our fourth time in Amalfi, and we're staying at the same place we always stay - Hotel Santa Caterina.

We just LOVE it.

We're not sure if they treat all repeat guests the same way, but WE certainly receive the hero's welcome. We BOTH received the double-kiss-on-the-cheek greetings from multiple members of the staff upon arrival, and gladly accepted our upgrade to a junior suite.

It wasn't long until we were in TOTAL relaxation mode.

The days have mostly been spent in a reclined position, but we do occasionally jump into the sea where I swim, and Mrs. TBF rides the noodle. The bar/pool guys (who refer to me as Mastro Lindo - the Italian version of Mr. Clean) take good care of us by delivering drinks and snacks whenever we want. Around 9 p.m., we head out for dinner at some of our favorite places, and then we come back to the hotel where we sleep like babies. Hey... you know what???

It kind of sounds like every other time we've been here!

There is one difference, however...

No Russians this year! Well, at least, not many. We've seen one Russian couple with a small child, and that's it! Last year, the hotel was just crawling with Russians. This year, it's mostly Americans, some Brits, and some Italians. But, who cares?

When we're here, it's pretty much just us and the hotel staff, as far as we're concerned.

Happy... relaxed... tan... well-fed... LIVING THE DREAM!!!

5 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

yup you said it all right... i'm sure it wouldn't be hard to talk others into joining you...

CanadianSwiss said...

Ok. That's it, we HAVE to go there, but I'm sure well need a couple of visits more until we receive the Double-kiss-on-the-cheek greeting. None of us looks like Maestro Lindo!

Michelle said...

Alright, I am sold.. I need to check this place out!!

Anonymous said...

It,s time for a change...
Try this next time.
http://www.relaisblu.com/
Italian in Baselland.

Di said...

Sounds awesome - you sold us on that as a top destination. Not sure about riding the noodle though...