Pretty much the craziest night since we left. The boat is unreal, so much fun. We spent last night, hmm, drinking our left over booze and making friends. I recall hanging' with some Asian dudes, weird. The nightclub on the boat was amazing, I ran back to the cabin, got my CDs and convinced the bar dude to play our music. He complied, holy crap, I don't remember much. Crazy sunset, the sky was red, all of it, really crazy. Never seen anything like it in my life. In Greece now, wow. So sunny and friendly, cheap too.
On a semi cruiseship. We’re gonna upgrade to a private room and live it up. The Polish football game is on in an hour (Grrrrrrr), there is a pool, an original Tetris arcade console, satellite Internet, the sun is shining, countless bars and the booze is cheaply costly. 16 hours of Mediterrenean boating awaits. Good times.
Heading to the other coast of Italy now. The trains are very disorganized here, conflicting information, bad directions, broken down railways, we caught the Eurostar with only 2 minutes to spare. Running around with 50lbs on my back is only slightly excellent. One night here on the east coast, this town is our connector to Greece. The overnight ferry stops here. It's beautiful here, the weather is perfect. Catching the ferry at 8 PM, it's 36 degrees in Athens. Time to spare, a few hours to kill, time for gorgonzola/anchovy pizza with a bushel of tasty Italian beers.
Anyone who accesses the Internet, whether it's from home, hotel or a tourist an an Internet cafe has to be registered with the Italian anti-terrorism database. The Police here think that terrorists will use the Net to plot attacks, collaborate with their buddies, or google terror-tips. I chuckle everytime I see a sign like this and think to myself what fucking bufoons these guys are. I can walk around with my WiFi phone or a laptop and pretty much pick up a free wireless signal on every street corner in every Italian town we have been to so far. I think this is more of the Italian government terrorizing it's people than anything else. I can't even imagine the bullshit paperwork the Internet providers have to go through to comply with this law. Keep the population afraid, it's then easier to control.
This place is like something from Mad Max. It's so gross, so smelly and filthy that walking through a garbage dump would have been slightly more fun. It's the 1st place that we actually felt unsafe. We're in Southern Italy, mafia country. Everything here is as opposite as can be compared to Milan and Rome. Only one night here, in a really weird hotel that's inside this grubby residential building. The best bread I have ever tasted lives here. Pompei tomorrow, a short train through the countryside them a whole day trekking through the ruins. Stoked.