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May 23, 2017 - Naples.UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, WARNING AND APOLOGY....it seems the photos are not loading properly, if you stop at about Santorini just remember where you were, return to the small photos and click in the next one you could not see, that will then allow you to see them all.........sorry not sure about the cause of this problem....... Wow what a trip so far. We flew from Dubai to Rome via Doha then were picked up by the hotel shuttle and taken to Civitacecchi, about an hour from the airport, the port for Rome and boarded the ship the next day. Ports of call were...

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Nov 5, 2016 - Naples Italy - Jewel of the Seas

Today was the best tour of all. When they cancelled our shore excursion at Athens, they offered us another excursion at half price. We jumped at that and quickly booked the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii by land and sea. It was excellent. Our tour guide was experienced and new everything there was to know about the sights along our tour. First stop was Pompeii. Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villages in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 13 to 20 feet of...

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Retired at Last!

Sep 30, 2016 - Naples and Rome

Naples 28-30 September Well what can I say about this crazy city. It is chaotic, dirty, noisy, busy, full of history, but with a certain charm. Am staying at an Airbnb with a young woman and her mum who took me through the crazy traffic on the back of her motor cycle this morning. It was a mix of thrilling and fear. She wove in and out of the traffic - like everyone else- sometimes I thought my knees would graze against a car. Anyway I've lived to tell the tale. Mama must be close to 60. I was on my way to the National Archeological...

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Pam's Europe 2016

Jun 28, 2016 - Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi and Capri

Tuesday 28th June 2016 Our Express train to Naples does not leave until 10.41am and so we have ample time for shower, breakfast, coffee and other stuff before we head to the train station just up the hill – 3 mins walk. But as we are early, we go and watch the tours arriving at Pompeii – and there are lots again – and the touts are out in force – tours here and tours there! Our train is late – but we are pleased to find that the train is quiet and air conditioned and speeds along – but at certain stations only a couple of the doors open and...

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Jun 5, 2016 - Naples

Slowly got out of bed and enjoyed our breakfast cart on the balcony. Packed up and said goodbye to Archie the host's dog. He was as sad as we were to leave. We headed into Naples and went downtown to the Duomo. Walked around for a bit but thought that we should check out the location of the ferry that we were taking. So we put in the location to the ferry and it said that we would be there in 11 hours. WHAT... that doesnt sound good. Oh yea the GPS was in pedestrian mode. So changed it to car and it said that we would be there at 2040 hrs....

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Jul 29, 2015 - Day Sixteen: Naples

Yesterday when we checked in the lady asked us what time we'd like breakfast, we said 9:30am so we could sleep in and not have to set an alarm. We ended up waking up around 9:00am and got ready. We went out for breakfast and I was excited for instant coffee and toast, I didn't have to have croissants. They also had what I thought was coco pops, I hadn't had any in the longest time and decided I would have some. They weren't as good as coco pops back home whatever they were so I won't be having them tomorrow. Yesterday we'd thought about...

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Jul 28, 2015 - Day Fifteen: Rome to Naples

Moving day so soon! When you only stay two nights moving day comes around far to quickly and we are already half way through our short Italian/Spanish get away. We were up and ready for our 9:20am train to Napoli, which was then delayed. The train ride was quick and we arrived in just under an hours time. At the station we went straight to the ticket office. It was packed. When we arrived they were up to ticket A394 and we were A493, lucky it was arrival day and not departure day so we had the time to wait. We were probably waiting for over...

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Jun 10, 2015 - Naples

TOUR OF POMPEII was another item crossed off the old bucket list. Lot of walking on ancient stone streets, more bolders than cobbles. Tough on the old knees. City had a sewers system and running water although it was thur lead pipes. In order to control moisture, some houses had lead under floor and up walls and plastered over much like we would use plastic today...Lead exposure??? There is a great video on youtube that shows what happened. These people lived with earthquakes so the start of this one was no big deal 79 AD. Gas killed...

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May 8, 2015 - Naples, Italy

,Last stop on our whirlwind 5 week cruise is the beautiful city of Naples. Did I say beautiful? We actually didn't get to see that much of Naples as we decided to take a hovercraft to the Isle of Capri instead. What a trip that turned out to be. The day before a storm had gone through and the water was rough, so they say. The day we arrived we were assured that it was a lot calmer. Well, it wasn't. We sat up the top deck in the fresh air and about 1/3 of the way through I started feeling seasick. The waves were huge and the hovercraft...

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Apr 27, 2015 - Sorrento, Positano, Pompei

We didn't get much of Naples, the birthplace of pizza, but we did hit the road for Sorrento and Positano. Sorrento is famous for lemoncello and special inlaid wood art. Positano is right at the beginning of the Amalfi coast which is cliffy and quite spectacular. Extremely narrow roads. If we come back here, would like to see that road and a small non-tourist island offshore other than Capri, that's CA' pri, not ca pri' like the pants,called Procida. We managed to squeeze in some great pizza and pasta with an expansive view above Positano...

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Apr 6, 2015 - Naples & Sorrento, Italy

We had another fabulous day in Italy. We decided to skip Naples and take a bus tour to Sorrento, Italy. We were so happy we did. The drive was outstandingly beautiful. Departing from the Port of Naples we got to see the Sorrentine Peninsula known as one of the “pearls” of the Naples Gulf. I could not get great pictures through the bus windows, I did the best I could. :-) Once we arrived in Sorrento we had lunch at another café in the plaza. This time we had the famous pizza the area is known for, it was delicious. After lunch and people...

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Jan 19, 2015 - Naples

Foggy start to the day so decided to get down to the coast road for the drive down to Naples & Pompeii. The roads are mostly in a pretty poor state apart from the toll roads & the major roads. Some of the driving is pretty unusual as well, especially in the fog, but somehow we haven't seen any accidents, yet. The fog cleared after about twenty miles & we could see the mountains to our left & in front as we drove along South East. As we neared Naples we could make out Vesuvius, the only active volcano on the European mainland. We skirted...

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