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Two Cities, One Day...
Hey Travel Lover
A quote by an unknown author says “ Life is a journey, make the best of it”.
Do you agree? Do you make the best of every (life) journey? Do you have regrets about any journey?
When I visited Ethiopia in 2017, I opted to sleep in my hotel room after the conference I came for instead of a day of seeing the sights and sounds of the city. That “foolish” decision still haunts me to date.🤭😂
Earlier this year, I remember planning the places Mom and I would visit during our mini Euro tour. Since I had “seen” Rome before, I decided to add another city, making the most of it right? I chose Pompeii for a day visit and was super pleased with myself.
Fast Forward to being in Rome and discussing implementation plans with my brother, somewhere, somehow, it was suggested that we should visit Naples before Pompeii as they were on the same route and we will get to see more of Italy. My excitement knew no bounds, and seeing as I was flexible with my plans, Naples - Napoli - was quickly accommodated.
We bought our train tickets and left bright and early for Napoli. Unfortunately that day there was a transportation union strike, it affected some means of transportation so we couldn’t get to the beach as planned, we however visited the Naples Cathedral and saw the festive air and decorations in anticipation of a football victory in the city. We also got to learn how our Nigerian Brother Victor Osimhen, the footballer, is celebrated by the people of Napoli.
It drizzled a bit, and this cast a damper, but being the happy bird that I am, I shook off the slight disappointment and looked forward to Pompeii with glee. I was overjoyed we could get a train there. It was a long train ride in my opinion but the scenery was beautiful.
When we arrived in Pompeii, the rain picked up from a light drizzle to a heavy down pour. We waited at a souvenir shop for the down pour to lessen, bought some fridge magnets, and proceeded to buy our tickets. The lady selling tickets asked if we wanted to pay for “skip the queue tickets” for an additional cost, we agreed, since we were leaving Pompeii same day and wanted to make the most of our time. Unfortunately, we were scammed as there was no queue😭🤣🤭
Do you know the Pompeii story? It's an ancient Roman city buried by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., so sad…
This historical site was huge😮😮😮, there was so much to see at every turn. The high point for us was making a new friend and climbing the tower to get an amazingly breathtaking view from the top. Our new friend also made us laugh as she wanted to know much about Nigeria and asked some very interesting questions. One of the questions, Do you eat animals in your country?🤣😆
After taking in as many sights as we could with time constraints and several photos later, we decided to head back to Rome. It was a fulfilling day and I added two new cities to my places visited in Italy. I am super excited mom and I seized the day and made the most of our journey.
So, Travel Lover, do you agree that life is a journey? Would you make the best of any journey? Naples or Pompeii make it to your bucket list? Let us know in the comments section.
Till Next Week
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