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Sorrento, Italy

After a very tearful goodbye to our family, Madeline, some other friends, and I hopped on a train to Naples. Madeline and I left our friends on the train because they were headed to Rome. It was really sad to leave them. We both cried quite a bit that day. But I decided not to cry anymore, and stuck to it pretty well. We met up with the other girls who we lived with in Rome and headed to Sorrento. Our hostel was really nice, but full of Americans who enjoyed partying quite a bit more than I do. We relaxed and walked around the town, saying goodbye to a different person every day. Eventually, only Zoe and I were left.
We went into Naples one afternoon to find a pizza place that my Italian friend told me about. Naples is the most diverse city in Italy that I have ever seen. It's crowded and a bit dirty, but I liked it. Although, it's famous for purse-snatchings. I kept mine close by at all times. The next day, she and I went to Pompeii, where I have wanted to go since I was little. It was amazing, and of course, sad. The town is huge! The bodies were incredible to see. On some of them you could still see their clothes.
We had spent the whole morning in the sun, and were quite hot and exhausted. So we decided to go down to the water and relax for the afternoon. Swimming in the Mediterranean is one of my favorite things. It's so salty that you float without any effort. And it's so clear that you can see straight to the bottom. We spent the rest of the afternoon lounging in the sun and swimming in the sea. It was wonderful. The next morning, I left bright and early for Athens.

permalink written by  kalib on June 10, 2009 from Sorrento, Italy
from the travel blog: Guido Watch '09
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