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Europe Part Three | Pompei, Sorrento & Capri

Europe Part Three | Pompei, Sorrento & Capri

Whirlwind. Is the word that describes these last few days best. I'm now sitting in our beautiful Paris flat with the balcony doors wide open letting the sound of the Parisian streets in. Croatia feels like it was so long ago. We took an over night ferry from Croatia to Italy. Then headed straight for the ruins of Pompei. Pompei was magical. Mount Vesuvius lingered in the distance and I couldn't help but wonder what it must have felt like all those years ago when the volcano erupted and destroyed the beautiful city. Pompei was much larger then I had imagined. It was truly a sophisticated city when it was in it's hay day. Adam and I wandered the ruins in awe.

We then drove along the Amalfi Coast. I called the drive a drive of fear and wonder because I am so deathly afraid of heights and the drive is quite literately along the side of a cliff. Reaching higher and higher my heart raced and my body naturally leaned towards the side of the rocks. The wonder was the amazing view. Cities built along the edge, small roads that you would share with passing vehicles, beaches that became visible when the coast line dipped, old castles and churches that stood on the very highest point of the mountain. Locals who seemed not mind the heights sped by on their motor bikes. I don't think I have ever been so afraid but so in love on a drive in my life. Italy did not disappoint. The beauty of the mountains, the beaches the little villages were a dream.

Adam and I stayed in a beautiful mansion/house in Sorrento. We enjoyed our view of the Volcano and the city below. The next day saw us taking a ferry to the island of Capri. Capri had an air about it. A very rich island filled with tourists and shops. The locals lived in houses that seemed to reach higher and higher with every step. I could feel my lungs loosing breath as I walked along the stairs to reach the city center.

Time moves fast in Europe. We said goodbye to Vesuvius and head to Rome. When we entered the city center I pulled out my camera to find I had no memory cards. A mistake I was very unhappy with. However we decided to make light of the situation. When in Rome with no camera you pull out your I-phone and do a phone series instead. (which I will be sharing later).

We walked around Rome and visited the tourist sites. Walked into churches and enjoyed their beauty. Shared an ice cream and held hands. Rome was romantic and definitely was the honeymoon aspect of our trip.

We said goodbye to Italy this morning and boarded a plane to Paris. Here we are about to drink wine and start taking photographs of my lovely friend/model. xx

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