Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 11 - Pompeii and Tiffs Hens party

It was the 10th of June and we were in a town near Napoli, Italia. 
We woke up and caught the train to Napoli, where we were picked up by our tour guides. We headed off to one of the most heartbreaking places I have ever seen - Pompeii. 

Wiki -"The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of thecomune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumicein the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Pompeii was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2,500,000 visitors every year."

The site of the victims of the volcano broke my heart. Huddled, crying, protecting their children, trying to be free from the ash cloud that buried them.
We then headed to a Pizzeria for lunch (nom nom nom)
After visiting Pompeii we climbed the culprit of this heartache - Mount Vesuvius. We looked into the crater (scary!) and bought random nicknacks from the stall holders. 
After our climb we headed back to the Casadio's, scrubbed the volcanic ash from our feet and showered, ready for Tif's hens party :)

We played lots of fun games and celebrated with Miss Casadio for one of the last times. 

1. Hiding from the ash cloud
 2. Trying to escape
 3. Pompeii square, Vesuvius in the background
 3. Brothel - ouch!
 4. Penis of Fertility :S
 5. Another shot in the square
 6. Climbing Vesuvius
 7. Crater of Vesuvius
 8. Danika on the edge of the crater
 9. Nicole on the edge of the crater 
 10. Danika :D
 11. Miss Casadio & Debbie Lee
 12. Partying (and totally buggered as you can see! We did climb a volcano today...)
 13. Bella Tiffany 
 14. The Hen

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