Ciao Pompeii: There is no evacuation plan?

We woke up early Thursday morning (6am, yikes) to go to Pompeii. Once we got there, we had a quick bathroom break, after which Meredith R and I were pretty sure we had gotten left behind. Then, we had a tour of Pompeii, the ancient city that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. The tour guide was excellent and I practically would have been clueless without her. It was really cool how there was a lost preserved (including corpses and art) and you could walk inside a lot of the buildings.

Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

After the tour, we had about 45 minutes until lunch which Meredith, Meredith R and I spent looking for an ATM. First we ended up at a post office and had to ask for directions several times before we actually figured out where we were going. After climbing up a hill, we found the ATM inside a ticket office. We got out money, but only after witnessing a chaotic argument between an Italian couple. I have no idea what they were saying, but it was quite the spectacle.

We got back to our meeting point to have lunch with the group at the hotel. The food tasted alright, but Meredith and I would describe the restaurant and food as “fake nice”.

After lunch, it was back on the bus to travel to the port where we would board the ferry to Greece. Once we got to the port, we had to say goodbye to our bus driver Enzo. I could hardly look at him because he started crying though. Oh we love Enzo!

The ferry, called Superfast II, was alright. There were 4 people to a cabin, which wasn’t very big, but we didn’t spend much time in there anyways. The ferry took a while to leave but we all ended up hanging out in the lobby talking and playing card games. We finished the night by having a dance party – the waltz, swing, ballet and stepping – on the dock before we headed to bed.

Watching the sunset on the ferry

Watching the sunset on the ferry

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