My new husband and I arrive in Naples, Italy on a bright, beautiful day. We see several people hopping into taxes, but we figure we’ll try the subway. We’re worldly people. We can handle public transportation. The plan is to take the subway to the main train station. Then we’ll hop on a train and head to Pompeii. At the end of the docks is a map of the surrounding area. After regarding the the map we take off in the direction of the subway. No wait, it’s that way. No, it’s definitely this way. We walk past the sign roughly one hundred times. Finally heading in the, for sure, right direction, we’re on our way. We got this!
Day 7 we arrived in Rhodes, Greece. After walking around in the picturesque town for about an hour, we returned to the ship to spend the rest of the day sipping drinks by the pool.
The next day our boat was tendered off the coast of Santorini, Greece. The port does not accommodate large vessels, and our ship was ginormous. The company shuttled us back and forth on smaller boats to get to the island. Santorini is basically an island formed by leftovers from a massive volcanic explosion. The result is absolutely gorgeous. Santorini was hands down my favorite stop and one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been so this is going to be a long post.
I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy supporting start-ups on Kickstarter.com. My contributions are small, but that’s the great thing about Kickstarter campaigns–you contribute what you want. One down side can be the lag time between your contribution, and the final product arriving in your hands. It’s all a part of the experience though. Most of the companies are looking for the initial capital to launch their ideas. Continue reading →
Our first port was Messina (Sicily), Italy. We decided to skip the offered excursions and explored the city on our own. We strolled for a few hours, snapping photos along the way, then ducked into a nice Italian man’s cafe for cappuccinos. I love the sidewalk cafes of Europe–the people watching, the slow leisurely pace. There is something very serene about sipping a coffee in a faraway place.