Tuesday, 14 October 2008

The weather and food in Reva Del Garda

I’ve been asked about the weather and food and both have been fantastic.

The recent weather has been, according to the locals, “unseasonally warm” and is expected to last into the weekend. We have had clear skies and no wind. The temperature has been I guess between 12 degrees overnight to 20 during the day.  In the village, when the sun goes behind the western mountains at about 4pm is starts cooling off quite quickly.  But mostly it has been a t shirt and shorts with the addition of a sweatshirt in the early morning.  It heats up from 11am until 3pm.  It has been great as we were expecting highs of only about 15-17 degrees.

The food has been fantastic…. Typically Italian and a challenge for those aiming to lose weight.  In our hotel (which is 4 star) we have the following meals provided:

Buffet breakfast – choice of cereals, fruit, scrambled egg, bacon, toast, pastries, tea and coffee. After the [pathetic] breakfasts we experienced in Rome, this was a relief.

Lunch – 4 set courses! Salad appetiser, pasta entrĂ©e, pasta and meat main, fresh fruit or ice cream desert.

Dinner – 3 courses.  Choice of 4 entrees, 4 mains and 4 deserts!  Tasty and more than all bar Luke are used to eating.

The sad thing is that our tables are bereft of people as almost all the team are watching their weight and skipping courses or meals.  They’re hanging out for feasting after the weigh in on Thursday.  Some have yet to loose more weight.  Most of the team are now within 0-2.5 kgs of their target weights. 

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