Thursday, May 19, 2011
A Welcome Rest Day
May 19 2011
Camping Paradise is right below this set of train tracks on which this high speed commuter train runs. The train runs past every 15 minutes starting at 6;00 AM which is about the same time as the traffic on the freeway starts which is right beside the tracks. However I lay in my tent until almost 8:00 napping and reading my book.
The camp ground turns out to be about 5 kms to town however there is a local bus which runs once an hour for 3.3 euro you get a return trip. So I hopped aboard and rode on into to town. It is quite a tourist town. There were hundreds of tourists walking up and down the main street when I got there. There is a lot of Roman ruins and a huge Roman amphitheatre. I never made it to the amphitheatre as it was very lined up to get in as there was some sort of special presentation there today. The town centre is all within the old walled city. It was very cool walking down the narrow streets and up and down all the steps. It looked just like it was out of the movies.
I found one internet café and got one blog posted before the whole place crashed and it turned into a gong show so I went and had a pizza for lunch. By then it was time to catch the bus back to camp. On the way back I spotted another internet café so I am going to walk back to it. Maybe I will be lucky there.