And we are back! We spent the last few weeks working on FoodysTravel in the background to make your experience richer. As you would have noticed, we moved to our own website (hope you liked it!). Over a weekend consumed with flu, A decided that we need our own domain (of course, I had to stick to my divergent opinion and well, it took some grumbling and dithering but A's efforts paid off!) and then we started the journey of zeroing in on the hosting website, the appearance (both of us being consultants with very high respect for aesthetics - you can imagine the fights on text font, size, color, alignment, theme and the list goes on) and then finally moving all the content. On top of this, a (much) younger colleague of mine urged me to be on Instagram or 'gram' (as am told) and volunteered to 'teach' me. So I went all prepared with a list of questions for him - right from what are hashtags to how do I get followers. Well lets just say it was an experience that initially made me feel OLD (especially considering its my birthday in 10 days) but now am really enjoying it!
The most stunning and memorable part of our 2 month long sabbatical - Amalfi Coast. You will find much written about the place (Conde Nast Traveler publishes about it often) and frankly, I got confused when planning our base location.
Where to stay: Basically Amalfi Coast has several well-known towns - Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento and then some might speak of Ravello. Having been to all these towns, I would recommend staying in either Amalfi or Positano (and you will see pictures of both later in the post that might help you decide). Sorrento is like any town and is huge in area - does not really match ones idea of Amalfi Coast. Ravello is a cheaper town and higher in the hills from Amalfi - too far from the action. One thing to keep in mind when planning a holiday in Amalfi Coast is that the terrain is quite hilly and the towns are a fair distance apart, leaving you at the mercy of the buses (cabs are quite expensive). Hence, try and stay in the heart of the town. Coming to Amalfi now - try to stay as close to the bus stop. Right there is the main area - with lots of shops, restaurants, gelaterias!
With our heavy bags, it was a bit of a struggle lugging them up a few stairs to our hotel. We were staying at Hotel Lidomare.Conveniently and centrally located, its a very nice hotel - our room had a balcony with a fantastic view (which turned into a laundromat as soon as we unpacked!).
Ravenous from our travels, we searched for places to eat on trusted TripAdvisor but unfortunately most places had shut post lunch and would reopen only at 6:00 pm. Bit of a cloudy day, we walked around to get a feel of the place - lemons in every shape and form (limoncello, lemon, soaps, scents etc.) were everywhere!