Entries from 'italy'

Day 94

Ahh, the realities of independent travel. I thought about using a photo from yesterday and telling you all I went into Venice today and had another amazing day exploring the canals, but that would be a lie. When actually I have been cooped up in my hostel for the past 7 hours eating grapes,  drinking…

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Day 93

I wanted to get to Hungary or Slovenia today but after trying to figure out how to get to either using my Rail pass I decided it was too hard from Lucca, so instead booked in 2 nights on the outskirts of Venice (since its super expensive to actually stay on the islands). I really…

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Day 92

This is Vernazza which is part of the 5 crazy costal towns that make up Cinque Terre in Northern Italy. I hiked 1.5 hours from the next town of Corniglia as most of the other trails were closed for repairs. I would give it about a 7/10, not Amazing but definitely worth doing. To hike…

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Day 91

I spent the morning exploring the rest of Pisa before getting the train to the nearby city of Lucca which was recommended by Katie who I met in Naples. Lucca is one of the only medieval cities in the world that has kept its city walls intact which surround the entire city. You are able…

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Day 90

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. The tower gets its iconic lean because it is made out of pizza or something.

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Day 89

After drinking session at the hostel our day trip to scuba and snorkel the ancient Roman underwater ruins of Baia expanded from 3 people to 6 people. Another 2 Aussies and a Scott who insisted on using his Aussie accent and using the word shiela constantly. It took almost 2 hours to get there so…

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Day 88

Today I went and explored the city centre of Naples with another Aussie and a girl from the UK who are also staying in my hostel outside the city centre. We went and checked out one of the hundreds of tunnels that were built 30 meters below the city more than 500 years ago. These…

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Day 87

Pompeii, Italy. a 2000 year old city frozen in time.

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Day 86

I arrived in Naples this afternoon. I had no idea what was in the city, nor about its history, geography or location. I just wanted to get out of Rome. When I arrived I was totally surprised to learn that there were slums in Italy! I had no idea, and was caught totally offguard, which…

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Day 85

Rome. It apparently wasn’t built in a day but I think we saw it all in one. We got up at 9am and pretty much circumnavigated all of the main sights to see around Rome. The few that we didn’t, I went back to see in the evening after my German ferry buddies had gotten…

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