Monday, 5 September 2016

Day Four In Naples Italy // Terrible Trains // Pompeii // Food Poisoning

As usual l had my breakfast , went back up and got ready to go to pompeii , we looked up the train routes to pompeii from Naples and headed off on our journey. Getting to the train station we bought tickets from napoli to sorrento and stopped at pompei scavi. The train journey was horrible, lt was very hot outside but when you got into the train it was packed. I was sweating so much and felt really light headed and the worse thing was you had to stand while the train was going. I think the trains are a joke over there the door was broken, there were hardly any handles for you to hold on to. lf you were standing , there was a little window up for a bit of a breeze but l recon it got to over 40 degrees in the train.

At Pompeii we made our way off the train and on to the platform , we then made our way to the Pompeii ticket office , we already had our tickets but we wanted to get an audio guide , unfortunely we couldn't get one because you needed ID so instead we decided to take a 2 hour tour guide. I think lf you are going to Pompeii you should have some sort of guide because there is so much to see and there are hardly any information on what you are seeing. I think next time l go to Pompeii I will get an audio guide because l felt like l was rushing around instead of taking my time to look around.

Pompeii was amazing it was a huge city that was covered in ash and lava by the erupting volcano Mount Vesuvius  , the city was then excavated in the 1800's and the artifacts where taken away by rich wealthy people. Today it is amazing of how much you can see and touch, you almost feel like you have been transported back in time . I felt very sad at the parts where you saw the bodies of those who perished especially with the one that had a dead child, The horror they must of gone through on that day. You also got to see the huge statues they had at the time. I have one of me beside the statue of jupiter. I definitely would recommend going  lf you really are into history and want to see what roman life was like. 

Going home we took the train back and it was even worst than on the way back , there seemed to be a lot more people and plus we were tired from all the walking that we did in pompeii and on the way there we got to sit for half the journey and on the way back we stood. 

Getting off the train in Naples we walked back to the hotel. I've never been so sweaty in all my life it was horrible, l threw off my clothes as soon as l got in the door and jumped into the shower and rested as soon as l got out. Sadly we didn't eat out because of how tired we were from the train journey and walking we decided to eat in the restaurant in the hotel. I got penne with salmon in a tomato sauce , l mean it was okay eating it l think lt tasted reheated and there was hardly any salmon in it. For some reason they served the starter after the main course and l had eggplant with tomato sauce and l think the tomato sauce tasted a bit like heinz tomato soup so i wasn't impressed at all.If you are staying at Palazzo Salgar the hotel is lovely , breakfast seems freshly made and everything else is delicious but don't bother with dinner because later that night I had severe vomiting , chills and felt so lightheaded but l didn't want to say anything because we still had another night left and I wasn't sure if it was heat stroke because we were so hot that day or food posioning so l let it go. So that was my day It was a great one seeing pompeii.

Lots of Love 

Rose 

xxx