Monday, January 20, 2014

Skipping Christmas Day 10


Our last full day on the boat! The boat docked in Naples which we did not really see any of. The real attraction is Pompeii- only a short train ride away. We were able to latch onto some more savvy cruisers who had figured out how to buy tickets and catch the train. We were able (with their help) to easily and cheaply get to Pompeii. Pompeii was extremely cool, and extremely big. The only way to get a map (if you had come unprepared like we did- I was envious of other people who carried photo copies of library book maps) was to buy the 10 Euro audio guide. We are cheap so we decided to wander.

Did I mention how big this place is? It really is wandering through a city. We were not keeping track of all our rights and lefts- we would just wander to something that looked interesting.

A few of the houses you could go in. Most of them had gates looking like tourists could go in but they were locked.

Mount Vesuvius.

We came across a few bodies. Most of them have been taken away to museums.

We spent 4.5 hours walking around and I still don't think we even saw half of it. It was amazingly large and very poorly marked. Since we spent so much time at Pompeii we did not have time to go to the museum in Naples where all the treasures found at Pompeii live.

We had enough time to hit this coffee shop where you could get free internet! We had had no food since breakfast, so taking a snack break was much needed. Eric proclaimed it the best espresso he had ever had.

Back on the boat! Nice sunset with a delicious burger dinner.