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Toilets, Toilets ,Toilets ...why, why, why....

Just when you think you are up to speed with all the toilets dramas in Rome, Naples decides to be difficult as well Let me try & be succinct The public toilets in the Piazza Trieste e Trento are closed As I said to myself when I read this….that’s just great….. For the uninitiated that means NO PUBLIC LOOS
The press release from the Naples City Council on 8/2/19 ( see below) , roughly reads as Tenders are being sought for , the above mentioned ,eight automatic toilets of which unfortunately only two will be disabled friendly All or some of these new facilities will have left luggage areas, tourist information & hip hip hurray…baby changing facilities. These baby changing should be full facilities with breastfeeding areas & an area where you can feed baby As you can imagine all these new facilities will be in tourist areas, but to be honest I imagine that certain families will be the ones that win the tender & well you know, who knows what will happen or how long the process s…

I am not being lazy....Molo Beverello

But, I have just updated the loo's in Naples…no public ones left ☹ Am trying to update the pharmacies in Paris in the 10 arr AND Have just discovered a new organic grocery store in the 10arr which I have just updated So, with that in mind Guilty as charged copy & pasted from Gaetano Ferrandino HORRORS GALLERY, WELCOME TO MOLO BEVERELLO By Gaetano Ferrandino There are soldiers with leveled rifles, batons and even pistols in holsters that patrol the entire area. There are often carabinieri who pass frequently on foot and by car. Sometimes you see the police in front of the ticket offices. And finally there is the presence of private vigilantes. Named the Naples Beverello pier, a place of transit for tourists heading towards the three pearl islands of the Gulf (Ischia, Capri and Procida) and the Costiera (both the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts) with the hydrofoils of the various shipping companies, should be a safe and even decent place. And if that were the case we would be faced with a n…

Welcome to silly season.The newbies in St Tropez.....specifically Pampelonne

Or technically Ramatuelle  As you may know there have been many changes along the coastal areas in France (you can read all about it here if you want ),and the beaches of St Tropez have not been excepted. Keep in mind the following BeachClub/Restaurants are all new & therefore there isn’t much information and in some cases there is no information, nothing at all.Many are not yet up & running & well the Epi Beach area is just plain confusing. Nevertheless, I have endeavoured to share all I know…. Before I forget, most, if not all restaurants ( along the coast) seem to be on a new wave of nastiness, even if you have dropped a great deal of cash, & even if it’s the end of the day, do not even think about sitting on the sunchairs as you leave. Just don’t even look at them, just move on. Whatever your point of view, don’t let it ruin your day Here we go Le 1051 open last season 2018 & was Bora Bora 1051 Chemin des Canniers 83350 Tel: 04 94 45 36 97 Email:info@le1051.com https:/…

W.I.P Beach in Nice: This is new !

As you know I am allergic to all private beach/restaurants. Being an Aussie & spending most of my life on a FREE beach, with good amenities & great food nearby I find it difficult to part with my hard-earned cash on these establishments! That’s where it comes in handy to have relatives & friends who can go in, happily spend a day sunning, swimming ,eating & drinking & then report back to me about how they enjoyed themselves or not W.I.P Beach is a new one .They opened last year and are apparently part of the Costes group.What does that mean , well to the average punter nothing but to everyone else, achingly fashionable. Personally, I love the look of the place, I am a sucker for all white & rattan. The sunchairs, sunbeds, matelas whatever you want to call them are either the type with a wooden base and soft mattress or one of those other ones that are mesh. The food is fine, no problem there. No microwaves were heard, the only comment I received was from my uncle…

I know ,you are in Paris, staying in the 9arr & all you want to know is where an Italian deli is!

If you are staying in or around the 9arr in Paris & like me feel the need to grab some great Italian food to take back either home with you, to your Hotel or Apartment here are some choices for you. They are all of course on our map
This is the first one and I guess it’s more like a sandwich shop, but nevertheless this deli sells great sandwiches ,packets of pasta, passatas, condiments, wine ,olive oil etc Maison Castro 9 Rue Cadet Tel:01 45 23 59 61 Email:contact@maison-castro.com http://www.maison-castro.com/ https://twitter.com/castro_maison https://www.facebook.com/pages/MAISON-CASTRO/134386687023 Hours:Mon-Sat 10.00-15.0016.30-20.00 Closed: Sun Disabled Access: No This second one is a trip back in time, it’s an old fashioned traditional Italian deli and its good. It’s not hip, you won’t get 2,000,000 million Instagram likes for being here, but hey , that’s not really good food is about! Fresh produce is delivered on Thursday mornings so that’s a perfect day to stock up for the weekend wi…