Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
through Italy from
Faeto to Lecce by Bus
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Our short time in
come to a close. Our next stop was a 2,000 year old town located at the heel of
the boot of Italy called Lecce.
But first, we had to
purchase transport tickets.
Tabacchi stores are located
all throughout Italy and one can renew time on cell phones here very easily.
This particular shop also sold bus tickets out of
myself distantly related to the family that ran Tabacchi here. So we went to Carmine
Mastriís shop to buy bus tickets ($3.80Euro each) to Foggia in order to get on
the train to Lecce.
Map of Southern Italy
You can see on the map where these towns and
cities are located.
Faeto to Lecce is nearly 200 miles
Across from the bus stop
We left Faeto early in the morning to catch
the 8:40am bus to Foggia.
The bus stop was located
just down the street from the town bar.
The countryside of Southern Italy
This bus took us straight to the train
station in Foggia and - after two days of cold, drizzly weather - It was a
We settled into the bus for
the 1.5 hour ride to Foggia, which took us through some beautiful countryside.
Look how lush and green
View of red poppies from the bus
From the bus we often saw great fields of the
Apparently, these poppies originated in North
Africa and work in harmony with seasonal grain cultivation.
This has been going on for over 3,000 years and
remains of the plant have even been discovered in Egyptian tombs!
Train tickets Foggia to Lecce
Here you see our train tickets with the price
of $22.40Euros (each) clearly marked.
The bus took us directly to the train
station where we purchased these tickets to Lecce on a second class train with
one change in Bari.
We just barely made the train which left at a
little after 10am.
Billy and Akaisha on the train to Lecce!
Yup! Here we are, a-trainin' through Italy.
What an efficient and convenient way of travel.
We arrived in Lecce between 3-4pm.
Then we walked to our B&B.
We were looking forward to a week in this
gorgeous Romeo-and-Juliet sort of town.
One of the several portals into the city
This 2,000 year-old city is made of a special
limestone - which is one of their greatest exports - and it makes the town all
cream, latte, buttercup and ivory colored.
It's very beautiful.
See you there in our next story!
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kind of person Ė the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesnít
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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