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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pompeii






"Papa" Joe Feraco?

This post is for any former & current Mahoians following my blog. While in Sorrento, I took a day trip on a boat to reach Positano and Amalfi town. The guy in the pink hat was working on the boat and I found out his name was Giovanni, but I could not bring myself to ask his last name since he was already 'very friendly'. But he could have been Joe Feraco' long lost brother - about the same age, height, moustache and personality! So funny!



Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Amalfi Coast & Sorrento
















This is an incredibly old (Roman?) ruin near the heart of Sorrento. The details escape me at the moment, but it was essentially a real grotto. It was amazing to view and see that someone so long ago had built in this place. On the wall to the left were the original stairs leading down.






I love this building simply because it had such a face on it! Photos next of the incredible topography of the amalfi coast.










I am just finishing up my time along the Amalfi coast. I stayed just outside Sorrento at a campground. The first two days, I caught up on my laundry, slept and spent some time at the pool they have here. I had no sleep in Florence! Even with earplugs in my ears each night, windows closed and the a/c on, the traffic roared by my window. And for some reason I have been waking up at 6 or 6:30 every morning!

At this campground, all I heard were the birds. The white shirt I felt compelled to bring is white again. And I am able to take a respite from my city sightseeing and traffic. I have been to Pompei and Ercolano (english spelling?), and had an amazing bus ride along the Amalfi coast between Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi town. Seeing the towns lit up a night is amazing. During the day you have no idea how many building there are along this coast.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Walk from Riomaggiore to Manarola









Tuscany

Near Chianti


Between Siena & Castelina


Castelina


Lucca's walls & ramparts
Lucca


Lucca's ramparts - great place to bike or picnic