Numerous small cups of lovely, strong espresso. Passionfruit tic-tacs. Pudgy palm trees. Neptune's Grotto, a cave with stalactites and stalagmites. Walking Alghero's ramparts overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Hordes of bambinos. The whiskery terrier-type dogs everyone seemed to have. Eucalyptus lining the roads. Cioccolato Nero--a dense dark chocolate gelato. Skateboarders running an obstacle course of plastic cups. Old Town alleys. Friendly people.