I'm starting today's post at the end just to prove to you that we survived !
We've just travelled home from Sorrento on a Sita bus.
Of course first we had to get to Sorrento by bus but that was in the lane that is bang up against the cliff face.
The way home is not !
Bang up against the cliff face that is.
The scenery is breathtaking on its own without the wild ride.
Our driver was not very friendly and didn't want to talk or answer any questions before we started out then proceeded to drive one handed and talk on his mobile the whole way home !!
I can't tell you how high we were. It varies as you go along the cliff but just let's say it's a long way down....... and you get very close to the edge !
Anyway, it is worth every minute of this crazy drive.
Anyway, now we are home safely, I'll tell you a little about our day.
We went to Pompeii.
First a bus to Sorrento then a train to Pompeii. Not difficult and not expensive.
You enter Pompeii by walking up the road from the old marina.
(You see Pompeii was once by the sea.)
and the road you walk on was built before sometime in the 7th century BC (Pompeii was buried in 79AD.)
It is a very interesting place to visit. We thought we would just wander on our own but then Salvatore came along and we joined his group of 10 for the price of 12euros each and were very glad we did.
For the next 2hours he regaled us with stories and information, pointing out things we never would have seen on our own. These guides are such comedians too - information delivered in this way is never boring or tiresome .
Streets with rut marks from the chariots, houses of the wealthy and the poor, shops with sliding doors at their entry, public baths, places of worship and law tribunals - it's all there to wonder at.
Oh, and of course the Brothel !!!
A place you have to see for yourself one day.