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... sort of guidance. I felt like a proud parent when they safely returned to me that afternoon.
I was certainly sad to see them go late into the night on Sunday, but I was happy to have the opportunity to see them after two months away from home, and an unspecified amount of time left until I return to America...
The next entry will describe my spring break adventures, so prepare yourselves for that!
Luke's thoughts on Pompeii.
Pompeii is a Roman city that was covered in ash in 79AD when Mt Vesuvius erupted. It was very interesting and we even saw plaster casts of some people. Pompeii was grande (big). We saw laundries,bakeries and taverns (bar). The taverns had holes in the table (which was L shaped) for serving food.
There were funny things like pedestrian crossings but they were stones elevated above the level of the road. We ...
... showroom jumped up and rushed to form the line off the ship. I reckon at least 500 people (which would be about 11 or 12 buses) went on the Amalfi excursion.
Our guide, a 30-something Italian called Claudio, and our driver, Antonino, got us on our way quickly. Our first stop, Sorrento, on the way to the Amalfi Coast. I should have realised by the time we got to Sorrento that this trip would be very challenging for me and I did sort of have ...
... we’ve seen surprisingly little of on this hike—unless they’re speeding past us in their cars.
But Amalfi is not just a tourist trap. It definitely has a culture of its own and people who still hold to their traditions… and we’re about to stumble on a very cool Amalfi tradition: the percussion concert contest.
I’m not sure exactly how it works, ...
... earthquake. That did a lot of damage to buildings and people.
On the morning of 24th
August 79 AD Mt Vesuvius woke up. The volcanic matter spewed a 20 metre column
into the air followed by a shower of small "lapilli" or pumice stones, then
volcanic ash. All this stuff settles over a 70km radius. The city of Pompeii
was buried in a few hours 20 metres deep. People died from the poisonous gases
of the pumice stones.
In 1592 some mug found remains of