Europe History Italy

Pompeii

Yesterday we visited the ancient remains of Pompeii which was covered in ash when Vesuvius last had a major eruption. It was quite an amazing place and it almost felt like stepping back in time considering the huge scale of the site and how well preserved it was.

Today with took a bus to the local town of Positano and then from there we had a boat trip to Amalfi. It’s quite incredible how houses are built around here clinging to the sides of very steep hills and stacked on top of one another – I’m pretty sure none of them would pass building regulations back in England!

I write this whilst sitting on the terrace of our apartment overlooking the sea – it’s really rather nice!

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Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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