Pompei, Naples and Sorrento
Trip Start May 30, 2008
49Trip End Nov 02, 2008
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Headed off to Pompeii on my first day and was pleasantly surprised to find entry was free. When I asked why I was given a shrug. I have to get used to this explanation, I think. Pompeii was actually not as impressive as I expected. I think I was envisioning more remains in situ, like seeing whole scenes of ancient life preserved, rather than just the buildings and a few plaster casts of bodies. But I guess most of it has been moved to the museum in Naples. Oh well, I still enjoyed it, and did I mention it was free?
Decided to go to Naples especially to get pizza...it is the home of pizza after all
Spent the next day in Sorrento, wandering around. Its quaint, albeit tourist filled. Walking back to my hostel I decided to stop in and get pizza from a little cafe. Got chatting to an older English couple who said I really reminded them of their granddaughter. We talked the whole of lunch and then the got up to leave. But the woman came back a few minutes later and told me shed paid for my lunch! She said she would love it if the same thing had happened to her granddaughter. I was so touched, what a sweet thing to do! Definitely a travel moment. Spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around on the rooftop, enjoying the last of the sun.