B085 – the hip little town of Raito

Im finding it hard to described the town Raito, it is a properly individual town where locals sit at the bus stop the whole day watching the world go buy, Old ladies invite you into their home to buy a “bus ticket” and wild dogs hang out on the street like teenagers no joke! this was the place we where staying, its high up in the mountains above the Amalfi Coastal road, the only transport is a bus that comes every 1/2 hours and doesnt really have a destination it just kind of drives roughly to the town and will roughly drop you off. this mixed with a couple of 5 star hotels which are full of tourist, expensive wines (we werent staying there we were in an Airbnb) and every other day the town played hosts to big Italian weddings! ¬†definitely gives Raito a weird feel, and kind of organised chaos, but you gotta love it.

I wanted to take pictures at night of this hip little town  and show you just what is it like, so heres some snaps.

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– this is the whole of raito from the road up to it –
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– from the high street looking down on salerno, there were fireworks going off for some sort of celebration –
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– the high street in raito, full of small shops selling tabacco, ham / cheese and coffee –

 

B078 – MANON & PAULINE MERCI

Manon and Pauline thanks for taking us in for the past few days and showing us around your home town, it was actually such a sick weekend. so much fun and so many pictures, but thanks for taking us to a million different lakes, tropical parties and some old cave! I also think my french has improved. Look forward to seeing you guys in London or again in Switzerland ! SALUTE! much love and all that, Amy and Josh!

Heres a few snaps!

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– real girl band stuff –
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– the legends Manon & Pauline –
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– a waterfall in side the cave, it was like 1km under the mountain! –

B076 – Lake Geneva is actually called…

so interesting fact, lake geneva is actually called Lake Leman. Amy and me are here for a little trip this weekend staying with some friends manon and Pauline, I was supposed to be running an Ultra Marathon in Chatel tomorrow, but because I tore the tendon in my leg I had to pulled out, so we are just here drinking wine and eating cheese.

Yesterday we ended with us having a bbq by Lake Leman (lake geneva) and ended with me jumping in the not so warm lake in my boxers, proper brits abroad style.

 

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– a photo of the BBQ –
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– its a proper swiss view –
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– looks like an eagle, actually a pigeon –