Friday, July 27, 2012


At the port there are a lot of taxi drivers that would take you to Pompeii and if you want to continue onto the best of Naples, we were charged a fraction of what we would have paid if we took the tour guide from the ship.  Our driver, Gabriel was very informative and answered questions.

The Pompeii Ruins was the result of the destruction of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.  The whole town of Greeks was obliterated and I saw two bodies that were encased in glass boxes that showed the horror still on their faces for being burned alive by the scorching lava.  The roads are paved with cobblestones and very uneven.  My hip was sore later.  

This is where we had margherita pizza and gelato.  Not very impressed but not its fault, just not too much into pizza.  The gelato was really good, not too sweet or heavy I suppose it will not make me fat if I ate it every day.  Ya right!

So I pretty much saw the same architectures in Naples as beautiful as the rest.  We had more margherita pizza but again it was a disappointment.  Maybe before we leave we will give it another shot.  We were given a sample of limoncello, a lemon liqueur that is indegenous to these parts made from buffalo lemons.  Huge! As big as grapefruits! I loved the cream ones but the regular is also good. 

Boy, they weren't kidding about the drivers here!  It LOOKS like you are going to get run over by cars but my observation was that even if the drivers actually stop short and scary, they do stop and they won't hit you.  The streets have a suggestion of two lanes but in reality there are 6.  There is no right or wrong way of street parking, you can park either direction on either side of the street! It was actually hilarious.  You park where your car fits.  What is funny though is that nobody has road rage!! They beep at you from the side to let you know their presence if they want to pass or if they block the intersection they just wave at each other and say "grazie".  I learned the phrase "quanto costa" meaning how much! So proud!    I love these italians, they are just to happy go lucky!

Back on the ship, we had a great dinner with a couple from Buffalo, NY.  We swung by the dance club and it was dead again, four nights in a row now!

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