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Around Sorrento...

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Friends,

Thanks for the comments! Atleast I can make some of you jealous :-)

To the task at hand. I've done a lot in the past view days since my last entry so I'll be showing you guys some pretty cool pics. I've seen the good, the beautiful and the funny.

Let's start with my trip with Pompei. I didn't know this place held over 20,000 people. So I wasn't ready to walk for about 4 hours across the whole damn city. It was pretty cool and would recommend it to anyone but I guess most of the cool artifacts from Pompei are in a Museum in Naples so all I saw was the ruins which included temples, a city hall, brothels (with pictures still up on what position you like / pretty cool), IMG_1593.jpg fast food places, homes, amphitheaters, a mini coliseum, etc. Overall a good time.

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The next day I decided to hike Mount Vesuvius (Yes, I am wearing the same shirt as yesterday, I'm backpacking people). If you don't know, this was the volcano that erupted in 79 AD that covered the city of Pompei in ash and preserved it for like 2,000 years. The volcano you see in the picture below is actually from the recent eruption in 1944. It was much smaller than the one in 79 so people here are still waiting for the big one that supposedly goes every 2,000 years.

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On Saturday, i rallied some naive Americans to join me on a private boat trip over to the island to Capri. The idea was great until the captain asked me to drive.

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Unbeknown to me, I was dominating the Mediterranean Sea so hard and pushed the boat to its the limit that we ran out of gas in the middle of the Mediterranean. Luckily our captain had a working radio and the coast guard came by and towed us in to the nearest harbor.

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After hours of watching the girls, that i convinced on coming on the trip, throwing up and being very angry. I decided not to lose the day and hopped on a bus to the Amalfi Coast. If you don't know where it is or what it's all about, google it or just enjoy the pretty pictures.

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Sunday, I decided to give the boat to Capri another chance and this time it was awesome! We made it to island of Capri and took the following pics.

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We then took the boat around the island and got to check out the famous blue grotto, swim around caves and do some cliff jumping :-) The captain said it was safe, so i jumped...I started at the top of that picture...it was a long way down.

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That's all i got for now. I plan on leaving Sorrento tomorrow and pick up Jamie from Rome.

Till next time, Ciao

-Diego

Posted by drovira 13:41 Archived in Italy Tagged backpacking

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The island of Capri is so beautifull!!but the cliff jumping doesn't look so safe......
Ma

by Pa2008

Hi sambito you know that my grandfather was POMPEIA his last name but he was from San Benedetto dil Tronto close to the Adriatic Sea and Tia Mima the sister of Laco live in Fano is on the adriatic and call Pola she knows her Phone and maybe you can go to see her, she love me very much and she will be happy to see you.
Love uuuu
Pa

by Pa2008

Hey you ask for Roberto Liguri in Cappri
Pa

by Pa2008

I can't tell you how jealous I am of you being there. I'm glad you get to enjoy a lot of it with Jamie also! Have fun, and just so it feels like I'm there...take a picture of one of the locals punching you in the crouch. And don't decide to stay there forever and forget about my wedding. You get your ass back here!

by The Steak

Dudeness, these pics are amazing! I love that you're going off on all these random adventures, I think that's the best part of traveling! I can't wait to hear all the stories when you get back. Also, does Jamie know that the x-rated photo you posted is actually just a print located inside the suite at a current, full-functioning brothel in Pompei?....I mean...so I've heard....

by bharris

Those Pics of Capri are awesome...and nice work making some poor unsuspecting girls vomit...Sick Bird.

When are you get some photos of Soccer nonsense...I want to see the Orange Army, Croatian Chicas or a fight between France and Italy...I mean that wouldnt be a very good fight, but it could make for a funny story.

by thralmand

Hey, sounds like your having a blast. Jamie, let me know you got there ok!!! I'm waiting to hear. How's your back holding out???
Love, Mom

by kit122

Amazing that you got to visit Pompei. What an awesome thing to say that you have done in your lifetime.

Have fun and Jamie, I miss you!

by jsnow6

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