Tuesday June 24
Breakfast at my hotel is served buffet style. Choices include various meat and cheese selections, cereal, muesuli, yogurt, fruits, focaccia and pastries. Regular coffee, water, and a couple of juice choices are also available. I was able to ask for an espresso machiato, which was excellent and along with my muesuli, cheese, and focaccia made for a perfect breakfast.
After breakfast, I packed up my bags and went down to turn my key in. I was pleasantly surprised with the information that my new room was ready. I headed back up to my old room and moved my things into my new room. My new room, a single (which was not available the first night of my stay) is a fabulous room. It is not a big as the double, but huge for a single room and it even has a little balcony. The room also faces the quieter side which is nice.
I unpacked my bags and then headed out to explore Santa Margherita Ligure. I took tons of photos and went into a few shops along the way. Around lunchtime, I found a little shop that sold a delicious looking rice and shrimp dish. I ordered some and then found a little fruit and vegetable stand where I bought some strawberries and a peach. I headed back to my hotel and had lunch on my balcony. I decided to take a short nap, which ended up turning into a 4 hour nap after lunch.
For dinner, I decided to give Trattoria Baicin a try. I ordered the homemade ravioli in a walnut sauce, which was incredible and grilled sea bass, which was good. After dinner, I walked around a little more, found a great gelateria, and had a delicious caffè and nocciola gelato.
As far as the cherries go, they do seem to be working somewhat as I have not felt as "foggy" as I have in past years.