Pompeii and the mighty Mt. Vesuvius!

But neither of these were my favourite experience of the day for that would come later in the evening. As some of you may know, Pompeii is of historical and modern day tourist significance due to the carnage the town and its people saw over 2000 years ago. I say modern day but really this has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years and of course it is now a UNESCO World heritage site. So in case you didn't know, Pom ...

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Driving the Amalfi coastline

And surviving it!You probably can't sense our combined relief from that but believe me, we were a little emotional this evening having successfully driven the coast and back without incident. I've mentioned a couple of times that despite all the big European cities I've seen in my lifetime (and driven in), Naples looked to me to be far the worst. I had mixed emotions then when I stumbled on a website the very night before whilst resear ...

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A day trip to beautiful Capri

As per a blog comment yesterday from a friend back home, a day trip to Capri transitioned from a consideration to an absolute definite and I'm glad we listened. We found an indivdual price for around 30 euros return by a shuttle boat which appeared to be the best price we could find. Speaking of average, that amount is close to exceeding my daily allowance but I was happy to relax my budgetary regulations for this special trip and pus ...

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Salute from sunny Sorrento

Lots of people including my Mother and Kate's Father had said I should visit Sorrento as I was already this far south. As you can see, we didn't disappoint. Kate had done her research and discovered   that if we stayed on the outskirts, there were bargains to be had on the accommodation front so that's what we did. Currently then our residence for the short terms is the commune known as 'Piano di Sorrento' which was close enough ...

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A familiar face and my biggest test yet!

As I eluded to in yesterday's post, I did indeed head to the airport this morning but it wasn't to board a plane. Instead I sat patiently in the 'Arrivals' area waiting for a familiar face. It was         certainly a strange feeling me being the 'local' and welcoming a foreigner to the town :-) So as a lot of you will know, last month I met with ...

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