“Flaming like a meteor we hit the coast, a road, high, high above the blue sea, that hooked and corkscrewed on the edge of nothing, a road carefully designed to be a little narrower than two cars side by side.” – John Steinbeck. First posted 11 April 2016. My feet have barely hit the ground… Read More Trying Not to Throw Up on the Amalfi.
Pompei is way bigger than I had realised, it is not a village but a city. It is very easy to get to Pompeii on the train. The circumvesuviana train line between Sorrento and Naples has a stop practically by the main entrance. I paid €4.70 for the train from Sorrento and €11.00 entrance fee. I didn’t… Read More Pompeii
My feet have barely hit the ground in Sorrento as I have only arrived late the day before. I’ve just glanced at a few shops and had a dinner but this morning the Amalfi Coast is calling. The buses leave from out in front of the train station. €8 for a 24 hour ticket. It is… Read More Trying not to Throw up on the Amalfi
Choosing accommodation is always a bit of a punt but it’s a whole nother ballgame staying in Italy’s religious accommodation. I had thought it would be a wise thing to do, being a woman travelling alone, trying to keep costs down and for finding like-minded travelers. (See my post, ‘Happy, Cheap & Rich in Culture’, for… Read More Convent & Monastery Stays Can Be Hell
After a year of lessons I arrived in Italy keen to parlo Italiano. My first encounter was to let my convent know I would be late arriving. I called from Frankfurt having pre jotted some notes. I got as far as Buongiorno, mi chiam….and the person I was talking to cut me off and said… Read More Am I Using My Italian?
I have left Sicilia after 10 days and am now enjoying the Sorrento area. I’m having so much trouble posting photos that I will have to wait till I go home to get stuck into that. For now I will have to just manage with 1 or 2 in a post. (It makes my phone… Read More Am I Lonely?