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Travel Blogs from Pompei
The dads woke me early so we could leave old town Florence before the city woke too much - early was 8.35, so was ok. The roads into and out of old town Florence are really narrow and it is a restricted zone,we had special permission to enter from the hotel, which is good because they take photos of you and fine you if you are not meant to be there …
... quite happy about meeting Giuseppe.
Later on, the guys in the architect apartment offered to make us dinner, and we spent a couple of hours eating, drinking, and just chatting it up. My mom was caught up on gossip within the group (she loves being in-the-know), and then came the display of embarrassing pictures my dad finds of me on his phone. Damn technology.
On Thursday I took my parents to the ruins ...
... the Umberto Galleria, Palazzo Reale, Piazza Plebiscito, and went on top of Castel Dell'Ovo. So I haven't mentioned this yet, but PDA is quite popular in Italy, and Friday was also Valentine's Day, so you can only imagine what we saw occurring on top of Castel Dell'Ovo. What made it more uncomfortable was that everywhere you looked there were couples and then there was just us four American guys just trying to get a good view of the city and ...
... itself before we start trekking in Nepal. The highlight - and point - of this suffering was of course to see Pompeii. We took the local train for about a half hour to the archeological site. What was interesting was along the way we also had a chance to see how other people in Italy live. As opposed to the idyllic villas and small 16th century villages like Ferrezanno, there were large, concrete, blocky soviet-style looking apartment complexes. ...
... garden picking beans, onions and cabbage for dinner.
While Ma Roman prepared dinner, Pa Roman went off to the Public Baths, to debate affairs of prime importance with his mates! The public baths, amazingly intact and very Roman - a changing room, frigidarium, tepidarium and caladarium.....any excuse to get out of the cooking! The frigidarium, by far the most impressive was a circular bath with steps.....they could have sat there ...
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