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Leaving Trieste

We packed up early, checked out and went to have breakfast in the breakfast room.

A quick roll with salami and a couple of espresso and we were ready to walk to the bus station - about 10 minutes.

We got outside and it started to rain - and then it got real heavy so out with the umbrella and jackets.

We got a bit damp and found a #51 bus but it was a local bus not the airport bus which is also #51.

So we went into the station and bought a couple of tickets - 3.60 euro each

We are now sitting in the bus on the way to the airport

This post was made from my BlackBerry somewhere near Viale Miramare, 131, 34136 Trieste, Italy

Trieste – A Hard place to find food and open shops

Trieste is a hard place to find things:

  • We arrived on Saturday afternoon and most shops shut.
  • Sunday – Almost everything shut
  • Monday – 50% of shops do not open

It is hard to find somewhere to eat, in our area we travelled around a lot of streets and found mainly bars and not restaurants. The restaurants you do find are generally pizzeria’s who may do some pasta dishes.

We ate at a pizzeria on Saturday night and that was good, but on Sunday night we wanted something different. We went down to the area where the Canal was and found about 3 places open. We choose one called “al Barattolo”

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We choose one (pictured above) and Chris had a great seafood chowder (9 Euro) , and Pam ordered a Goulash with dumplings (Gnocchi) (8 Euro)

Pam’s looked a bit dry to me, but she said it was “OK”

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Monday night we went looking again and a lot more bars were open but we ended up going back to the same place as last night since it was good and we knew the food was fresh. We popped into another place which looked good but had no customers and no cooking smells so we left it in place of something busier – especially with travelling to Greece tomorrow – we wanted to be well.

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Chris had Grilled Squid (9.20 euro), and Pam a lasagne (6.60 euro) – Although the squid looks minimal it was lovely and with a bit of bread and wine it is all I needed.

Sometimes you do wonder about prices:

Tonight

  • 1 Spritz Aperol (Campari and Soda?) 4.50 Euro
  • 1 Vino Rosso (Red House Wine) 1/4 Litre – 2.50 Euro
  • 1 can coke – 333ml – 3.50 Euro

So drink wine – it is cheap

Trieste

This is the main square in Trieste – Palazzo Dell Unita – it was quite quiet for a Saturday we thought.

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The view out or hotel window
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Down near the waterfront
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Just an interesting building
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Pam ejoying a beer – the nibbles were free
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Chris enjoying a beer
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The view from the promenade near Palazzo Dell Unita  

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Hotel Ala Posta - Trieste

We arrived yesterday at our hotel – the hotel is nice and clean and tidy. It was easy to find from the bus station – about 5-10 minutes walk.

Quite modern in some ways with TV’s that can be used to check email and browse the Internet.

But outside it is pretty grotty – last night there were lots of young people drinking and when we returned from a restaurant there was a small scuffle and there is lots of litter out there.

We went out looking for a restaurant last night and wondered around and could not find anything – lots of bars with people drinking but no restaurants. We went back to the hotel and asked where they were and headed towards the old town.

We went past a small Ristorante Pizzeria that looked good – we went in and Pam ordered Taglietalle with Mushrooms and I ordered a pizza.

The dish’s were HUGE – look the the size of the plates compared to the fork. This was a massive meal of pasta for pam and my pizza was larger than the plate.

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Pizza was 8 euro, pasta was 9 euro, 3 euro cover charge.

Leaving Piran

Today we left Piran and are currently on a bus to Trieste in Italy.

Piran was a very nicr little place and in the end we had good weather with yesterday being warm and sunnny.

The bad weather returned today but i am not concerned as we got to see. Piran in full sun.

I never tried the coffee in Piran so I am hanging out for one in Italy.

We have three days in Trieste - it is not far from Piran and was cheap on the bus only costing 5.40 euro each


This post was made from my BlackBerry somewhere near Cankarjev Drevored, Izola 6310, Slovenia

Trieste –Albergo Posta

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City : Trieste, Italy
Arrive : May 8th, 2010
Depart : May 11th, 2010
Nights : 3
Cost : 290 EURO

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