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Genova - here they do clean :)
After breakfast - i was paying for the night and asking if i could leave my luggage for some hrs cuz i was leaving for rome in the evening - and at the reception i spoke with the owner - which - as she read my name of from my ID - was a polish lady hahahaha and we were talking like two days in italian without knowing that we could use polish LOL - so checked out and left my stuff in the office and left with Santi for downtown. He went by train to Rom and me ... to the sightseeing. Some minutes later i met - just on the street Marcelo - the italian guy from napoli, who i met in hostel hahaha - strange day! we had a coffe at a bar and then walked around the old town. Then he stayed in town and i was looking for a beach - some not that far from the city (last time i was in bogliasco - 2 stations out of town with wonderful small stone beach and amazing rocks).
at the rocky almost-beach;)
I got off the train in the Nervi borough. The so called beaches were just at the station - but it was not the greatest place - it was nice to take the sun bath, or just to walk and see the sea from the cliffs, but the rocks made it not possible to swimm. I was trying few times but the waves threw me back on the rocks, so that i got only some bleeding scratches but i had to forget swimming at that place :(((

Then iafter having been there some 2 hrs i wanted to go back to Genova to meet Rizal - my TB but... the train was cancelled! And u would never guess why... because of the strike, that would begin next day!!! LOL but it's just Italy hahaha
So i was waiting like a foul with dozens other ppl for the next one. When i arived in Genova main station Rizal was already there after making some visit in the city.
morning view from hostel
So he bought new flip-flops (just guessing the spelling) and we went back to the beach - but this time i got off 2 station earlier, cuz i saw there from the train a regular beach with swimming ppl!
And i was right - just a normal beach, with no rocks hahahah - we had to pay 5euro but we could swimm!! What a great feeling - after the hot day in the city - chilling out in the nice sea! then we ate a pizza at the beach (it were maybe the smallest pizza in my life but it was ok, cuz i was hungry). In the evening we went back to our hostel i took my luggage and Rizal left his and we went back down to the city. He went to enjoy the night life and i went to the station to get my night train to Roma. And ... i have this adventure every time in Italy .
from the terrace
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The very good thing with italian trains (the Espresso) is that their sits can be made to almost regular beds - which makes the compartment to one big bed. And ppl are always using this opportunity to get some sleep when traveling over night. But sometimes there are more passangers who wants to use the free places so they have to choose - or staying out of compartment or just ask for free place inside. as u can immagine i didn't find a place but there were some ppl sleeping in one of compartments so i just got in, asked if there is one place free and it was free of course more than just one, but one person had to put the sets back vertically - he was a bit irritated but ok. At one of the next station another guy was searching for place. He went inside - but the guy was scriming 'we are sleeping here' so the new one didn't give up and after few laudly spoken sentences he finnaly sat on his new free place. hahah and the other poor girls couldn't sleep that comfortable any more hahaha - sometimes i don't get the ppl. I can understand that every one wants to travel well, but it's not fair when i sleep and u have to stay on foot the whole night.

RJ82 says:
haha well looks like you were lucky and unlucky at the same time huh? the so called beach story is funny! haha there are rocks at beaches jegs!
Posted on: Jul 10, 2008
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Genova - here they do clean :)
Genova - here they do clean :)
at the rocky almost-beach;)
at the rocky almost-beach;)
morning view from hostel
morning view from hostel
from the terrace
from the terrace
the main church
the main church
with Marcelo and our new friend fr…
with Marcelo and our new friend f…
Jegs and the lion
Jegs and the lion
at the port
at the port
palm
palm
metro tunnel :)
metro tunnel :)
piazza Principe
piazza Principe
Genova Nervi - at the sea
Genova Nervi - at the sea
the so called beach
the so called 'beach'
scratches
scratches
rocks
rocks
kayaking on the sea! great!
kayaking on the sea! great!
rocks again
rocks again
cliffs
cliffs
the view is nice, but forget about…
the view is nice, but forget abou…
sailing
sailing
sun bath
sun bath
playing with waves
playing with waves
hahaha
hahaha
this is a artificial small-stones…
this is a artificial 'small-stone…
insde the cute small Genova metro
insde the cute small Genova metro
cool station
cool station
Rizal his bag hahaha
Rizal his bag hahaha
inside the bus - of we go to the h…
inside the bus - of we go to the …
in front of the hostel - in the ev…
in front of the hostel - in the e…
waiting for some train, that would…
waiting for some train, that woul…
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