Honeymoon: Our 2nd day @ the Amalfi Coast

After a good night’s sleep, Paul and I were ready to get our grub on! Thankfully, the Marina Riviera served a complimentary breakfast and we were psyched to see the spread. And boy were we happy when we saw what was waiting for us.

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The selections weren’t as many as the IQ Hotel’s breakfast bar but the quality of these ingredients were – can I say it? Orgasmic. The food was simple, rustic and unbelievably mouth-watering.

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And the view! I have never had a breakfast this nice. 🙂

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A freshly made cappuccino to go with my many array of sweets.

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They also have a separate menu where the cook whips up something on the spot. I chose simple scrambled eggs and hands down, they had to be the best tasting eggs I’ve ever had. It was buttery, soft but not too soft and definitely had umami.

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During the hours that we were jet-lagged in Rome @ 3AM, we had started writing thank you cards to our immediate family and bridal party. We must have written over 30!

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We could have sent them out when we arrived in Miami but we wanted our closest and dearest to know that we were thinking of them… even in Italy. 🙂

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Of course more gelato was had. However, this is also when we started getting sick of gelato…

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Isn’t this little town freaking amazing?!

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A smaller replica of Amalfi. All those holes make me cringe though. I get disgusted when I see many holes clustered together.

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The cat hopped on next to me. I think it wanted me to scratch him. Sorry cat. I prefer dogs.

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Oh my. That is cutting it close.

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Paper mill museum tour

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Paul volunteered to make paper. I pushed him forward. 🙂

Though wood was not used in the 19th century. They would get old rags/clothes and soak them in water until all the dye ran out. Then after quite some time the cloth would start decaying. This is where Paul came in. You would basically fish some cloth paper out, fit it into the mold and let it dry for a week or two.

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A work of art! Very cool. Paul said the water smelled really bad. No kidding. 😉

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Getting ready for our expensive honeymoon dinner @ the Eolo.

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We reserved a day in advance and told our hotel concierge that we were on our honeymoon. Lo and behold! The best table in the house! Amalfi definitely made me feel like a superstar. Loved every nanosecond!

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Seafood amuse-bouche.

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Calamari stuffed with seafood. And no, it’s not always fried! There was a young couple behind us who were very disappointed with their “calamari.” The guy fished out his iPhone, found fried calamari and showed the picture to his waiter. He said, “THIS is calamari. Not THAT.” We giggled a little.

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My ginormous macaroni pasta. Delish!

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Soft and buttery sea bass.

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Paul’s lamb.

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Eolo’s very famous ‘End of the World’ dessert. You crack it open and there are more goodies waiting inside.

We also finished off a bottle of very good white wine. It was a rare perfect day. 🙂

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