Friday, April 9, 2010
martinis in rimini
i'm pretty sure neither arina nor i will be back in rimini any time in the future. the sun was shining, the sea view was refreshing and the sand in between our toes felt nice. however, the place was packed with tourists (mostly italian) and all along the beach coast were huge ugly hotels. the road along the water was lined with barely moving cars and the boardwalk was swarmed. crammed. we wondered away from the masses and found the old city which was adorable - pastel coloured houses with picturesque paintings on the walls - i think depicting the jobs of the people that lived there...or something. our jammin' party hostel wasn't quite so jammin' in the off season at the end of march - just us, 2 other guys and a girl who also was in our room with us. perfect for us though because we were up early in the morning, grabbed a couple extra fruits from the free breakfast (roughin' it) and back on the train.
oh, and we never had martini's in rimini. just some really bad table red wine at dinner. pic-nic.