Those of you who follow me on Instagram might have realised that we are on holiday at the moment.
(If you are thinking of breaking in to our flat we have five six foot men staying there looking after the flat for us..)
We are spending most of August in lovely Italy.
The other day the italian and I left the baby with his grand parents and jumped on a boat to Ischia.
This boat leaves Monte di Procida (where we are) once a day at 8.55 in the morning and returns in the evening.
€16 each for a return ticket seems like a fair price. Although the journey only takes 30 minutes I wouldn’t expect a lower price for such a touristy transport.
The boat also continues on to Capri and Procida.
Luckily we ran into some friends on the boat over who told us to rent a scooter.
This made so much sense as the Island is rather big and there are a lot of things to see all the way around.
The lady in the scooter shop gave us a map that made no sense whatsoever but looking at it afterwards we realise that we did in fact go all over the island.
We started off in a place called Sargeno (??) that the Italian’s friends had mentioned to us.
An absolutely incredible place.
Small little natural hot springs in the sea. Some parts were so hot it was impossible to sit down.
There were also something on the stones making it a natural material for a face and body mask.
Off course I took advantage of this and decided to wear mine for lunch.
Needless to say I was the only one…
Afterwards we bought a pot of the lovely stuff from this man who then offered to paint us completely green.
We then took it a step too far (again) and went on the scooter to the next beach covered in a mask…
Even this beach had the most amazing water. Clear and beautifully green.
We stayed there for a while before heading off to beach number three.
To get there we drove through the whole island. Gorgeous views.
This beach, which I’ve forgotten the name of (Maronte?), was a lot bigger, hence a lot busier.
But even here the water was perfect.
After a while we went into the city centre and did a little bit of shopping before getting on the boat again at 18.55.
It was an absolutely amazing day and it felt like luxury to spend a whole day with the italian – just the two of us.
But then this little fella met us by the boat and my heart skipped a best just looking at him. We brought him a little present which he got so excited about.
I would really recommend a visit to ischia if you are in the area.
The only bad points of the island is that there is a lot of cars, scooters, buses which means A LOT of pollution!
I’m not sure why, but this part of Italy is a bit like LA – no one walks or cycles anywhere – it’s all about the cars.
The other weird point I noticed was that there seems to be no farms or animals or vegetables growing. It felt a bit bizarre with no vegetation at all. Well at least not one that would convert into food on the table.