Hotel San Marco
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... remains of wooden objects including beds, benches, door frames and wooden rafters, holding up imaginary roofs. We were given a tour by Christian Biggi, centre manager (big wig) of the International Centre for the Study of Herculaneum (an offshoot of the Herculaneum Conservation Project). We were shown a variety of sights including thermopoliums (ask your students what that means), large and small houses, laundries, public buildings (including baths), ...
... and Ed finished what I left.
We headed next door and picked up gelato (there is always room for gelato) then walked down to the square. Lots of little shops to explore. Tony picked us up at our meeting point, and we were off to Pompeii...but first...a song! We were a captive audience. He handed out lyrics, and he had us singing with Dean Martin's "That's Amore" and "Volare".
When we arrived in Pompeii, our tour guide, Lucia, was already waiting for us. We headed ...
... top of my bucket list, so I was thrilled to have just a few hours there soaking up the scenery. Some things would be sacrificed and put on the list for next time -- seeing Capri and the Blue Grotto. Too bad the ship can't dock for two days in this very wonderful area.
Soon after leaving the port area we could see Mount Vesuvius in the distance. It was just about a 30-40 minute drive to get to the entrance to Pompeii. We were met by our private tour guide ...
... 8221; the American ladies in the hope of getting a big tip. The Aussie in me wasn’t impressed. The cranky old woman in me wanted the shore excursion to end.
The coach travelled slowly … very slowly actually to the point where I’m sure I could have walked faster – not only in the port area but also the city area. The drive around the city was rough … very rough over the cobblestone roads. There is little Napoli pride in the ...
... to be treated. I will leave this topic with two great quotes blow:
Father Francisco from southern Spain approved of Ratzinger's decision: "I saw humility and humanity in him. The next pope should focus on the authenticity of the church, the humanity of Christ and the salvation of all men".
"The Holy Spirit will choose the new pope", commented Sister Maria Colomba, an Iraqi from Mosul.
In those two statements I see all that needs to be addressed and ...