Rome and Amalfi Coast, Italy

Trip Start Jun 15, 2007
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Trip End Jul 12, 2007


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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bonjourno!

After three nights in beautiful Roma, we have arrived last night in Praiano, a town in the amalfi coast in sw italy.

Briefly about Roma...

We stayed at a very young and fun hostel in brand new rooms.  All the workers were in their 20s and from usa, australia, canada, or london.  Super cool people.  Our first night we ended up going out  with Brian and Danny (shirleys friends who are also traveling).  We spent the next two days seeing the sights...The Vatican, Roman Steps, Colosseum, etc. and some shopping downtown.  We found a delicious tratoria right in front of our hostel which we enjoyed many meals at.  The other night we sat on the Spanish Steps with people from all over the world.  A couple local guys were playing guitars and we were all singing classic songs.  Very cool experience.  We went on a pubcrawl around the city with other hostel friends and visited the rome bars.  Lots of night life and good times around the city.
 

Briefly about Amalfi coast...

Yesteday We took a train to Naples and then jumped aboard a ferry which took us down and across the sea to amalfi coast.  The scenery was amazing.  
We checked into a beautiful hotel, with grown ups, which is on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean sea.  We were somehow upgraded to a room which over looks the sea and is accompanied by our own private terrace and pool next to the room overlooking the water.  This is in Praiano.  It looks exactly like one of the scenes in Under the Tuscan Sun when Diane Lane goes to visit her man.  AMAZING.  Everyone travels around on little mo pads and motorcycles.  We went on a boat tour of the Blue Grado, beautiful caves in the rock in the sea.  Our boatman let us jump out and swim in the Mediterranean in the cave while serenading us italian songs.  Tonight we are going to a club in praiano which over looks the sea and has a glass floor which you look through to see the fish.

Everything from the food, wine, people, and hotels have been incredible and like nothing I have ever experienced.  Tomorrow we are going to Amalfi to see the beaches and go shopping. 

Sorry about the spelling..im running out of internet time...

Stay tuned....

Hope all is well with everyone on the home front...

Melissa
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khuston
khuston on

You Go Girl!!
How exciting for you! I am so happy you are having such a fun time! I will keep checking for updates from my world traveling friend!
Love,
KH

maureenanders
maureenanders on

Fabulous
I can't wait to see pictures! When are you going to upload those bad boys?

This TravelPod is such a great idea for you to document and journal your experience.

Enjoy every minute b/c I know how time flies when you are doing so many new things!
Miss you!
Love,
Maureen

pammy320
pammy320 on

FROM MOM
How jealous are all of us common folk (j/k).....so glad you are having fun and we know you so deserve this break...the last year has been rough for you and our fam.....Sar and I miss you and yet, we are so glad you have this great travel experience.....don't get any ideas, however, you are not leaving us and going to another country!!!

Love,
Mom
xxx oo

pammy320
pammy320 on

FROM MOM AGAIN
We are sooo waiting for those pics of the smoking hot, red hot Italion lovers........send the pics soon !!!!

pammy320
pammy320 on

RE: PRAGUE
Hey, I know you might not like this...but I just happened to read another girl's travel blogs from U.S.A.....read what she wrote about Prague....just some information I wanted to share...when do you arrive in Prague? Sounds like you have to be careful on the bus in Prague..........

Anyway, Wednesday morning was quite sad as Clayton got his wallet stolen when we were on the bus into town. It was probably an easy pick, as we were crammed into the bus like sardines....it made me glad that I had a lock on my backpack, otherwise I'm sure it would've happened to me as well. Thank goodness everything (kind of) worked out though....he is able to get a new credit card tomorrow and is getting a debit card mailed to him for when we get into Athens...which is not too far away, and he had his passport in his hand, so he doesn't have to deal with getting a new one.

Alright, well, that concludes my adventures in Prague. You'll be able to get a better feel of my time here once I post all my pics. Until then, you'll just have to trust that I'm having a great time and experiencing a lot of new things!



Latest Comments (4)

maureenanders
maureenanders on

wallet
Carolyn had her wallet stolen in a bus or train too. Just don't be an idiiot and put your wallet in the easiest place to steal - the pocket of the front of the backpack. Put that bad boy in your undies! ;-) haha lol.

MISS U be safe xoxo

skuchar999
skuchar999 on

I miss you!
Mel,

It sounds like you are having a WONDERFUL time!!! I'm so happy for you. I think I missed your calls yesterday, hopefully you will get that country code and try calling again. Send me an e-mail with Shirleys number so I can try calling you guys too. Have fun and take lots of pictures.

Love you!!

-Sarah

pammy320
pammy320 on

PICS
Nice pictures Melly! Can't wait to see more! High heels on a bar crawl? Too funny. Have a great time in Siena! Bye for now...
Mom
xx oo

pammy320
pammy320 on

PICS.
I am soooo jealous.....ugh.....Jeff and I were supposed to be there.....I am going to plan a trip next year...and you must be my tour guide ! Keep the pics coming...good to see and hear from you.....I love the scenery......the mountains with homes on them.....

silverla
silverla on

so jealous!
it looks like you guys are having a fabulous time and i'm so jealous! wish i was there with you and can't wait to hear all about it when you get back :)

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