Travel Blogs from Conca dei Marini
Not as many stairs as yesterday but still lots of up and down. As well as the ancient paths there was a bit of road walking today. Amazing how the cars and buses negotiate the hairpin roads. We had a few hairy moments but survived intact. We ended the day by walking down another 200 steps to the water for dinner. The highlight for me today was …
"The difference between an adventure and an ordeal is your attitude" - Erin to me while debating whether to rent the boat.
I'll get to our near death experience a little further down. First, I'd like to discuss the subject of much debate on travel forums, which is whether one should visit Cinque Terre or the Amalfi Coast. I had expected to be able to write a post comparing Cinque Terre and Amalfi and identify a clear winner for anyone else who may want to visit. ...
... August 24 & 25, Vesuvius awoke with world-changing power. The upper parts of the mountain were reduced to rubble and blown (as ash and pumice) up to 18 miles upward into the sky, before being carried south by the wind and falling back to earth. In Pompeii, the weight of the fallout collapsed rooftops and the hot gas asphyxiated residents. The village of Herculaneum turned from a coastal fishing village into an inland ruin, covered many meters ...
... final stretch. My trusty GPS told us we were nearing Pompeii/Naples, 30km to go but then it told us that the 30km would take us 2 hours!!! I thought it must have been broken, but sure enough just under 2 hours later we rolled into Pompeii and into our campsite for the evening. We pitched our tent and went in search of some food. Supplies bought at the supermarket I cooked up a storm and we settled in for a much-needed catch up sleep!
We both woke ...
We left Rome after breakfast, around 10h30. It was a 2 and a1/2 hr drive to the ruins at Pompeii. We wondered thru Pompeii for about an hour - we saw the ruins (obv!!) and stumbled on the tragic poets house (bonus-as this is listed as one of the must-sees) and saw some casts of dead people ..... and found the exit. The temp when we got back in the car was ...
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