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Mar 20, 2005 - Capri

Here are the faves, the snippets of memory, the small details of this dream of an island. We can't do enough poetic justice for Capri, our small words doing a disservice to the flora, fauna and people of this place. All we can recommend is for everyone to see this place once in their lifetime and take long, slow strolls along the streets of Anacapri. *The Philosophical Garden was a true find. Just past the humble entrance was a choice of paths--realismo or idealismo. We chose the latter, of course! Overgrown footpaths led to more paths,...

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Mar 18, 2005 - Naples/Pompeii

Naples...whoa. We're not in Kansas (or the Tuscan farmhouse) anymore! This is is a cacophany of buses, taxis, pedestrians, cars, bicyclists, scooters, trash, Mafia, loud voices, busy markets, ogling men and glamarazzi women. Crossing the street is a "Bonsai!!" event. We escaped to the ruins of Pompeii. The site is well excavated and provides a fascinating insight into the lives of Romans at about 60 A.D. Apparantly, those who lived in Pompeii had a string of bad luck rebuilding after a devastating earthquake in 62 A.D. only to have their...

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Feb 10, 2005 - Naples

Today we took the traain to Naples. What was supposed to be a simple four hour ride ended up taking 5 1/2 hours because the train kept overheating. Good thing we left when we did, though, because the trains all went on strike later that night - gotta love the Italians! We arrived safely and checked into our hostel right in the center of Naples. After unpacking, we headed to a cafe in a nearby piazza for a glass of wine and some snacks. Our waiter was so charmed by our attempted Italian that he knocked quite a bit off of our bill. We...

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Italy, Spring 2005

Jan 15, 2005 - Naples, Italy

What can we say about Naples. We really didn't like Naples that much. Don't get us wrong we really tried and there are some nice parts to it. But overall there were too many people, too many cars, and it was so dirty! We knew going in that you either love it or hate it. We didn't feel either way, we were just happy to leave. We did see some fabulous things there though. The weather was beautiful. It was downright warn at a 50 degrees. And the Bay of Naples is beautiful but the entire place is falling apart. The buildings are disintegrating...

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Nelson Tracker

Jan 13, 2005 - Bloody global roaming !!!!

Buongiorno Had a call at 0330am this morning from an artist of ours - should have turned off my phone !. He didn't realise I was in Italy yet. Construction workers around the place finish work at about 11.00pm so needless to say it was a late night. Got up around at 0630 to get ready for a tour of town I was taking at 0815 - well so I thought but to find out it leaves at 1300 - so much for my understanding of the language - it is a little different here in Naples though and mine is Roman Italian so I put it down to that. Went for a huge...

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Dec 19, 2004 - Naples, Italy

I had used Naples for a base camp for Pompeii, so I only spent one night here. I must have arrived on laundry day, because all the houses and apartments had cloths out to dry everwhere. And I mean everwhere. Never seen so much in all my life. I don't think they have many driers here. Overall it seemed like a very dirty town. Lots of trash everwhere. They are in a beautiful location right on the bay, the ocean looked pretty nice though. Maybe if I would have spent more time here I would feel different.

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Dec 19, 2004 - Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii is one of the most famous sites in the world. I had seen numerous tv shows about it and made it a point to visit. It was once a resort town for wealthy Romans. It was buried under a layer of lapilli (burning fragments of pumice stone) in August 79 AD by Mt. Vesuvius. The vast ruins include impressive temples, a forum, one of the largest known Roman amphitheatres, and streets lined with shops and luxurious houses. Some of the mosaics and frescoes survived and are still there. What provokes the most emotion is seeing the casts of the...

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Nov 9, 2004 - Naples, Italy

OK-forget everything I said about crossing the street. In Naples you are never safe no matter what you do. I wanted to go to Naples because it's close to Pompei and I wanted to keep going south to get away from the rain. On the train I talked to some Malaysians from Singapore and a couple from Brazil, all of them on vacation. At the station a guy came up to me and asked if I needed a taxi. I said no but he kept talking and eventually convinced me he knew a good hotel in the area. 'Gino' called for price confirmantion and we got in his car...

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Sep 11, 2004 - Napoli or Naples for the uncultured

Well can't stay in paradise forever.But did think about it. Besides it was only a dream. jumped on the Train with Steve and headed to Napoli. The place is a dive. It is the ugliest city in Italy and half the rest of the world. Left Straight away. And went to Mergellina a coastal place on the Med. (10 mins by train).

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Aug 21, 2004 - Miravi!

Dear All We spent a sunny and hot Saturday on a day trip to Pompeii. It was another early rise and two hours on the train to Naples then half an hour from there. The crowds weren't as bad as I feared but it was very warm and a bit dusty. The ruins complex is huge and you would really have to push yourself to do it all in a day (not happening on such a warm one). In case you're wondering, Miravi means 'I was amazed' in Latin. The ancient Romans used to scrawl this onto any monument they could reach that had impressed them. We didn't follow...

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Miezis World Tour

Jul 18, 2004 - Naples

Well, Sunday morning came and we had originally planned to check our bags at the train station, then tour Rome for a third day. We got a late start because we wanted to rest up and take advantage of the nice place we had. After getting to the train station and still not sure if we wanted to go down to Palermo we decided to hop on a train to Naples. Got to Naples and saw some great Italian coast line. Now we had to make a decision - down to Palermo or try to go north and catch a stage of the Tour de France. We decided lets go north and see...

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Jun 30, 2004 - Naples

Naples, or Napoli strikes you first as grimy and unattractive. So much so that some people move on without leaving the railway station. Naples is the city of the hotel Amberger Candy, the last resort of the backpacker hostel is full. The sheets were clean but thats about all! Of course the best reason to come to Napoli is to see Pompeii. Take a look at the photos, you cannot believe the state of preservation. Comment on this story

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Andy's Wanderings

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