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Rama Al Jundi

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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We are in Amalfi Coast in Italy with Rama Al Jundi, creator of Jarful. A unique and fun way to enjoy your food. A spoonful of delicious bites out of the jar, can treat you to different flavours of cakes, cheesecakes, puddings & pies. Customize your very own Jarful by choosing your base, your frosting and your topping. Her delicious cake in a jar has made us all drool for more! Their menu will also be up soon so get ready for exciting flavors! Inspired by her trip, Jarful has become such a big hit in events and orders to go! Her exciting journey to Amalfi Coast made us feel like we were right there with her! We love her detailed itinerary!

Here is her diary

Destination Amalfi Coast, Italy

I fell in love with the culture, the food, and the people. I went there for my honeymoon. What made us choose that spot is the beautiful views and that it is by the coast so you can enjoy all sorts of activities. Of course, Italian cuisine is my favorite so I had to experience it there. The lemons, the balsamic vinegars, the pizza and the gelato of course!

Stayed at Convento Di Amalfi

Our experience was great at the hotel. We stayed in a Duplex Suite that was all white and so fresh. It had its own balcony that overlooked the mountains and the sea that was amazing. Sunset was the perfect time to be there. We only had breakfast at the hotel and the rest of the meals were out and about in Amalfi. The breakfast consisted of fresh Italian pastries, fresh fruits, and of course they had the fresh bread with all the ingredients to make your own bruschetta. There was an infinity pool that overlooked the sea. It’s a perfect spot to spend your mornings enjoying the sun and the breeze.

Month September

In your suitcase We knew that the weather in September would be tricky, so I took a bit of Autumn and Summer. My suitcase was filled with shorts, cute tops, dresses for the nights out and definitely cardigans. My Zara cardigans are my favorite, they are so comfortable and light. My Toms walked all over the Amalfi with me.

Dined at The best restaurant we visited hands down is Next 2 in the lovely town of Positano.  Next 2 is a restaurant owned by a local family, who also run it. It’s a restaurant owned by a mother and her children and is named after her husband that passed away, and so she called it Next2 as in next to him.  It was modernized Italian food.

Shopped Shopping in the Amalfi and Positano markets were so fun and entertaining. Found great deals for boots and fun and bright beachwear. They had lovely coral accessories that they are famous for. The Capri sandals were everywhere and so I had to get me some of that. Of course, got me some balsamic glaze, which is the best dressing on top of anything.

Diary Discovering is what we like to do. After breakfast we would walk down 240 steps to reach the town and have drinks across the church steps where we watched brides and grooms come and go. We would then have a light lunch, or even skip that and have a delicious Gelato. Dinner was our favourite meal. Da Gemma and La Caravella are a must when you visit Amalfi. The food and service is excellent. We also visited the San Francesco vineyard. The family explained to us everything there is to know about the different wines and then treated us to a homemade traditional farmer’s lunch. We took the car to Positano and spent a few nights there. Positano was our ultimate favourite. You must visit La Terrazze, which is a restaurant above the famous club Music on the Rocks. The food didn’t live up to our expectations but the atmosphere of the venue truly made up for it. After finishing off dinner, we went down to the club which was fantastic!

Tips Get ready for the steps and the long walks, but so worth it.  Make sure you have comfortable shoes on. Family owned venues, friendly service and great character. Every place had a story to it, which made the experience even better. Once you are in the Amalfi Coast, visit nearby towns and villages as each has its own character. Ravello, Positano, Capri and Sorrento are examples of towns to visit. The village next to Amalfi only had 400 residents. Taking the boat to Capri and taking the island tour is a must. Visiting the Blue Grotto is magical. The water is sky blue and so clear. Don’t spend too much time in one town, because you will run out of things to do. Do not rent a car as the roads all over the coast are very narrow. I would be too scared to drive.

Mode of travel We took Emirates Airline from Dubai to Rome, and then hopped on a train to go to Napoli. The hotel car picked us up from the train station for a 2 hour drive to the hotel in Amalfi. We spent some time in the airplane lounge and got to meet an Italian man that gave some tips about Italy.

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3 comments

  1. Rama Al Jundi says:

    Hi Falastien!! You will fall in love with Capri. The food there is excellent. You have to visit Aurora and Da Paolina for dinner in Capri. A nice place to go to after dinner in Capri is Anema a Core Taverna (Italian band and live music). A beautiful place to visit while you are taking the tour around the Grottos is La Fontelina (where you can sit, tan and have lunch on the rocks). Positano is a beautiful small town you can visit which is a close boat ride from Capri. If you do visit it, you have to have lunch or dinner at Next2 (GREAT food).

    Please do let me know if you need any more recommendations. I would happy to help.

    Rama

  2. Falastien says:

    Hi Rama!
    Your diary to the Almalfi coast was a lovely read! I’m going with my husband ( with the kids) for 5 nights to capri!we want to spend most days there but is there another town you think is a must to have a day trip to? Perhaps one a little different to Capri? And any restaurant recommendations that are a must in Capri? Thanks!

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