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Published: September 30th 2017
World champions and proud of it! I wish I could´ve been in Italy after the World Cup - imagine how great the party would be!
Geo: 44.4092, 9.11564
Off to catch a train for Levanto. Had a strudel for breakfast (possibly contained grapes?). Good crust, but a little burned. Sat and ate in a park. Trenitalia sucks - missed my connection in Genoa (trains are always late). Had a ham and cheese sandwich near the station - pretty bad and pricey. Thought that I was smart by walking away from the station to buy food but it turned out that the station cafeteria was the same price but had a much better selection and better quality.
Hotter in Genoa than Turin. Even hotter in Levanto. I killed 2 hours waiting for the hostel to open. Ate a great peach sorbet in the park. I must say that there are lots of beautiful women on the beach here. Still not quite Spanish quality, but close enough!
Went to the beach - gravel. Sandier parts were private beaches. Water felt great, until I realized how dirty it was. Rather disgusting, actually ... brown bubbles in the surf ... just plain gross.
Was turned away at a restaurant! Was it racism or did they not want to serve a single person? Happened to me in Barcelona once too. Maybe if I would´ve been wearing pants on both occasions .....
Went to another place and had some delicious flatbread/crackers - baked with herbs. Started with pesto gnocchi - normally don´t like gnocchi but thought I´d try it in Italy. Amazing pesto and the gnocchi was tasty too ... but too rich and was kind of sickening after a while. Portion was big enough to be a meal on it´s own.
Next - pork chop alla griglia. Very good but very small. Better dinner values in France. After, I walked around a bit. Reminscent of Cadaques in Spain but much better.
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