After leaving Rome we had thought we were going to head on off to Dubrovnik, Croatia, but since we were still waiting for the passport, we decided to take a little detour to visit Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii. and then a little town called San Lazarro in Agerola nearby the Amalfi coast.
Here are a couple of pictures we got on Mt. Vesuvius. It was pretty fun to visit a place I never thought I was going to visit and watched movies about as a child. ***If you haven’t watched “The Last Days of Pompeii” go and do it now…it’s a classic!
After Pompeii we were invited to stay at this quaint camping spot in exchange for making a promo video about their facilities. So for 5 days we felt at home in Camping Beata Solitudo. Thank you Paulo and Anna Marie for the relaxing stay.
We also got to see some live helicopter fire fighting action on the mountain side cliffs. We’ll post a a video of it soon…
I spent my time relaxing and chilling at the camp, while Stefan went hiking on the Path of the gods which was basically hiking down the mountain to the Amalfi coast. You can read more about this hike here: https://www.amalficoast.com/p/campania-4/amalfi-coast-1/the-path-of-the-gods-from-positano-to-agerola-1824
Alas my time was up, I needed to leave the Schengen zone by the 25th of Aug and Stefan’s passport had still not arrived.
I booked my ferry ticket from Bari, Italy to Dubrovnik, Croatia and headed off on my own. This was the first time I traveled such a far distance on my own since we became a couple…
I got to experience being a back packer for 1 day and stayed in my first ever hostel!
Sleeping in a room with 8 other strangers for the same price as a decent hotel room in Bangkok was an experience for me.
But I think I understand why solo travelers do it. It is safer and if your hostel is of a high standard it is quite comfortable and you can make new friends easily. But you do have to sacrifice your privacy and with most hostelers being young my bedroom light stayed on till 3am in the morning so I got precious little amount of sleep.
10am the next morning I checked out and got a friendly Uber driver to take me to our pre-booked apartment in the nearby town of Orasac.
Being a back packer for 1 day was more than enough for me 😛