Legend of the Seas – Round 2

Same Ship

"borrowed" from RCI

“borrowed” from RCI

and same route

nice loop with almost too many ports

nice loop with almost too many ports

Which means I can do different things in each port this time!

Sat Aug 17 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00pm
Sun Aug 18 Genoa, Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Mon Aug 19 Marseille, France 8:00am 6:00pm
Tue Aug 20 Barcelona, Spain 10:00am 11:00pm
Wed Aug 21 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 9:00am 9:00pm
Thu Aug 22 Valencia, Spain 7:00am 7:00pm
Fri Aug 23 At Sea
Sat Aug 24 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00am

Of course, I got off the ship for a while. Wandered around doing this and that. Unfortunately I made the mistake of going to the post office instead of buying my stamps at a Tabak stand. Almost an hour worth of waiting and the stamp line had not moved. Why ? There was this collector very carefully going through sheet after sheet of stamps and taking out specific singles and blocks of four. At 1130 in the effin’ morning.

I finally decided to just interrupt and wave my numbered ticket for stamps. The civil servant behind the counter did find someone to help me. So all I had to do was wait till the LOL in front of me got finished. Each time I thought she was done she would reach in her purse and pull out another slip of paper. Finally the postal operator told her that he wanted all the slips at once rather than one at a time. What took five minutes for each turned into six and a half for the last fifteen…..

I was next. International stamps are 2€ in Italy where they are under 1€ in the rest of the countries on this trip. You now know why Italy both has expensive postage and no one uses the mails.

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2 Responses to Legend of the Seas – Round 2

  1. Brad says:

    A true slice of Italy, where nothing works, yet anything is possible.

  2. Barbara L says:

    Love it!

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