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I seem to always start my blogs with something along the lines of wow or OMG etc and today is no different. We headed for Pompeii first thing this morning. Got here around 11 am and prett y much entered the ruins straight away. 4 hours later we emerged like cooked chickens, thank goodness for sun block and the well ...
... back and then walked the hill to buy our tickets.
There are guides everywhere offering to take you around but we declined, hoping we’d manage on our own. I had printed off a walking tour form the internet so we used that as well the book we bought. It ended up being really good to do it on our own as we were free to roam and chat together about things rather than listen the whole time. We had enough information to satisfy our curiosity although I’m sure ...
... that made gluten free pizzas (senza glutine) so Jen and Sam where pretty happy. After lunch we drove up the base of Mt Vesuvius and bought tickets for a unimog ride to the top. From there we had a half hour walk to the rim and then wandered along the rim. We then climbed back down the way we came and had the return unimog ride back down.
Home was a 1.5 hour drive home with a stop at a roadside veggie shop and a gluten free ...
Today was another day to brave the roads!There had been some discussion with the owner of our villa about us going to Pompeii with a bus group. However, we decided we would go today. Meaning, we needed to make our own way. We discovered that parking was a nightmare so we'd just go into Sorrento and catch the train. About 3kms into the journey on the roads with all the buses (!!!) we realised mum didn't have her license and therefore I needed to drive. So we pulled over and set ...
... as the other day. When we got to Pompeii Ange had an epic jandal blow-out just inside the gate.. Not ideal !! Going barefoot was not an option as it was 35 degrees so the ground would have burnt her little foot off. She managed to temporarily fix it using some bobby pins and a hair tie- kiwi ingenuity at it's best.
We spent a solid two hours exploring Pompeii, but I must say I was a little bit underwhelmed. It covers such a huge area but there aren't ...
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