I don't know enough about Cagliari to say. I know it's a bigger city than Olbia though.
All I would say is that the beaches in and within walking distances of Olbia really aren't great. Olbia is more of a port. The beaches aren't particularly pretty and all are close to roads. The beaches just 10 miles to the north are absolutely stunning - like as lovely as any I have seen in Europe - but if you want a beach holiday you need to stay there, rather than Olbia, I'd say. For us, it was more of a city break, with a few excursions to the seaside.
If Cagliari offers a happier compromise between city & seaside, I'd say go with that!
No not yet, sorry. It's a day itinerary including a few favourites sights, plus a neighbourhood area with good places for lunch, all on foot, starting from fisherman's wharf where your hotel is. I just haven't linked it all up yet.
I assume you've got a street map, or can grab one from the hotel?
No, we didn't go this year, although the prevailing winds brought the balloons right overhead last night. There were about 120 of them! Absolute traffic chaos yesterday though, all over the city because of the crowds, and the public transport they laid on just wasn't good enough. I think walking there (or cycling, I suppose) from the city centre is the easiest option, which I think is what we did last time, wasn't it? It takes about 45 minutes - an hour, but one of my friends today said it took her nearly two hours to get out of the car park!
It would be lovely if you did both come down, though. It's 7th - 10th August next year if you want to put it in your diary x
You have to buy your own? The TIGHT FUCKERS. Would they buy you a phoropter? They must cost an awful lot.
Also, when i was a boy an optician said my eyes don't converge properly (so when other people go cross eyed mine go off all over the place and what i am seeing splits into two) and gave me that 'bring a pencil close to your nose' exercise to do. Me and my optician yesterday (homosexual and polish - DISGUSTING) were talking about it and i said it doesn't bother me because it's not obvious apart from very occasionally when i'm focussing on something close to me, but he then said OH I NOTICED and i got all selfconscious (AM I A GOOGLY EYED FREAK ALL THE TIME ) so now i'm totally starting with my pencil exercise again - but will it work? Can i cure myself now i am 25, 3 months and 4 days old?!! HELP ME STAR. Also i read that it might be why i have a short attention span when reading/working, so another good reason to FIX MYSELF. xxx
OMG STAR I WENT TO SPECSAVERS (i asked for you but you were off with a kidney infection [GET WELL SOON], also it was not your branch) and OH MY DAYS that machine with all the automatic changing lenses in BLEW MY MIND. Do you have one of those? I am SO JEALOUS
I have been prescribed glasses for reading and pissing about on the computer and although this has happened before i am definitely going to wear them this time because i got some awesome frames. Some sensible mildly hipster ones for at work, and some ludicrous round ones for when i am feeling ECCENTRIC / ARTY.
P.S. Syed's play was truly terrible and his hair was too long to fancy, but i still love him.
Star Star Star (i am POLITELY IGNORING that you BLANKED my LAST QUESTION, for this is on a similar theme), i am being dragged to see some ghastly sounding play at some ghastly shoebox of studio theatre next week, but then i googled and OH MY DAYS LOOK WHO IS IN IT:
I didn't even know that he'd left the EE! I hope he has cut his hair and is beautiful again. It is a tiny little venue, i am going to SUBTLY STROKE HIS FACE