Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 1 Roma

Well kids today was our first day Roma … Well technically not Roma but Napoli &Pompeii.

We had a early rise 5.30am which we managed somehow even after we arrived in our hotel at 7pm and then had a epic dinner (or as Alan calls it “the death feed” opposite the colosseum which ended up finishing at 11pm coming back to the hotel and got to bed.

We got on our bus to Pompeii and Napoli … I passed out pretty much straight away on the bus I think Alan did a little better he managed to stay awake a while … the plus of being a morning person. We first reached Napoli (Naples) it was unfortunately raining but it didn’t distract it from being a very depressing place L but we did a little walking tour of Napoli and saw some impressive monuments. Alan was just getting annoyed at all the hawkers attacking him trying to sell him umbrellas despite him having one in his hand … J

We thankfully only were in Napoli for a maximum of an hour (alan’s words were – our dithering old bat of a tour guide mumbled her way through our tour of Napoli … and barely made sense when we could hear her)

But we got to Pompeii – we had some lunch in a restaurant and then proceeded to the ruins and … again I was astounded by the history of this place got some awesome pics aswell. Thankfully our dithering old bat also known as our tour guide got better and started to loosen up a little and made some tacky jokes (Alan -  She remembered the eruption well)

The time taken to excavate the ruins then restore them was just well worth it !!! The only thing that annoyed me was the fact that tourists were dropping garbage and old batteries in the ruins … I mean c’mon people this is a historic site were people met a horrible end … show a little respect.

In any case I had a great day then we did our 2 and a bit hour drive back to the hotel.

We freshened up a little then headed out for dinner had an awesome pizza, watched some guys make out, then headed back to the hotel to sleep.

Well day one despite it being wet cold and rather miserable had a day of interesting facts … like a live discovery channel !!! LOVE IT !!!

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