Today we flew from Rome to Bari. Let me put it very simply: Bari is ugly. There is nothing much to see except for the amazing sea views you can catch and the olive trees lining the roads. Other than that, the buildings are rundown communist-looking structures. Plain square buildings with small windows in pale tones. It's not inspiring or quaint here. If feels more like Spain or South America than Italy, but I cannot describe it's essence. Only that it is sunny, dry, dusty and there is only tan stone and cream colored buildings. And arriving here from Roma, everything seems utterly SILENT. In comparison, it's peaceful and slow. Puglia, here we are. We have no idea what to expect, but I think, once we get out of the larger port city, we will like it here.