Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I wish I would keep up with this thing!!! Well since Cinque Terre we've gone on a school field trip to the South. We went to Naples and Sorrento. We were only in Naples for a few hours to go to a Museum. Needless to say we didn't get a very good impression of Naples, as it has a bad rep for being dirty...and we definitely saw that side! Sorrento is along the Amalfi Coast which is absolutely beautiful. As a class we went to a restaurant called The Lemon Tree where you get to actually eat under groves of lemon trees. The restaurant is huge and amazing...the food was excellent. The morning after our class dinner we got to do our own thing and so my roommates and I stayed in Sorrento for the remainder of the weekend. We spent our time wandering, shopping, and sightseeing. I can't wait for my sister and mom to visit Sorrento, they are going to love it! It's a sweet, clean town, full of life and tourists. I ate some great seafood, which you have to do while you're along the coast! We also took a fairy to Capri...STUNNING! Seriously amazing! I think Capri, runs a close second to Cinque Terre for me as being the highlight of my travels thus far! I love being along the water, everything about it, the boats, the waves, the breeze, ugh amazing! Again, my sister and mom are going to drool! We took an hour long boat ride around the island of Capri, sadly the Blue Grotto was closed due to the high tides so we couldn't see that, but when I think of the Mediterranean that is what I pictured, every view was picture perfect. We got to see coral in the ocean (not coral reef coral, like coral coral :) ) On our last day we went to Pompeii. Pompeii it is something pretty interesting to take in, we all enjoyed it. It was pretty crazy seeing Mt. Vesuvius in the distance because it looks so beautiful but it's such a bittersweet site, because you're standing in the exact location where so many lives were devastated! We saw some of the casts of the bodies in the positions that they were in when the smoke hit them from the volcano killing them and also a dog :( It was also pretty remarkable to see how they lived, their homes were amazing, with the frescoes, two-story homes, courtyards, and what-not, they knew what they were doing back in 60 AD. I feel like our log cabins from the 1800's have nothing on them, haha! All in all, it was a great weekend!

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