Today was another great day here in the south of Italy. We went to the Herculaneum which is a smaller village near Pompei that was covered with volcanic toxic mud after the eruption of Vesuvius. There are supposed to be skeletal remains and people frozen in time, but lucky for us these have been removed and are now touring the United States. I also suffered from what is probably my second near heat stroke while being here. I left my hat on the train and now am walking around without head protection. Not fun.
We traveled by Metro to the Circumvesuviana train, sounds like you need a Moyle and a Bris ceremony, but no, it is the name of the train that travels around Vesuvius. (Circum=around Vesuviana=Vesuvius). We have a guide named Jacques prounounced (with a short a sound like stack) who is kind and reminds me of Jamie Oliver, the naked chef. We have an eclectic group and we are the only Americans and we have learned some great translations since we got here. We need to tell you the correct way to pronounce Van Gogh, what a fanny is, and what are pants. Hilarious. My new hero is Dave who is this English guy who managed to work in the word vagina at dinner last night. Love it.
As for us, we are off to Vesuvius tomorrow and on to Sorrento for 3 nights. We'll keep you posted.
Kat and Richie