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Published: November 10th 2017
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Well, I figured out how to make the internet faster. Move out into the hallway and away from the 2 foot thick walls of our room!
We got up on Saturday morning and walked down to the boat docksto go to Capri. The people at the hotel said that it was a 10 minute walk. Oh right! It was 1.4 miles mostly downhill. Anyway, we got tickets and boarded the high speed jet boat. It took about 20 minutes to get there. Just us and about a million of our friends. The place was a zoo! We got in line to buy tickets for the funicular. We got in line to take the funicular up to the village of Capri. We got in line to get bus tickets to Anacapri. We got in line to get on the bus to Anacapri. We got on to a minibus that seats 14 people and could hold about 24. There were 33 of us on this bus Halfway up to Anacapri it stopped and 4 more big women got on with bags of groceries! I was literally stuck in one spot and couldn't move. I was holding my backpack down by
my side and my hand was stuck between some womans cheeks, and not the ones on her face! I was afraid to move even a finger for fear of getting slapped! The road was very narrow with lots of hairpin turns and a huge cliff off of the passenger side. I was glad to get to Anacapri. We then stood in line to get on the chairlift to the top of the island. What a great view!
We finally went down to Anacapri and looked around. We visited an old mansion that a writer had built in the late 1800's. It was really cool.
Then it was back on the bus for another trip down the road to Capri. We found a place to eat lunch and had a beer. Then it was time to get back on hour boat. We got home late and exhausted
and didn't even have dinner. I went for a swim in the pool and Stacy had a quick nap.
After a good nghts sleep, we went to the ATM to get some cash. Oh wonderful, our debit cards are not working. The machine says to take the cards back to our bank! Right!
We will have to stay up until midnight tonight to call them and find out what is going on. After that we found some parking and got tickets for the train to Herculaneum. We arrived in about 45 minutes. We walked down to the entrance, got our tickets and headed in. Wow. Herculaneum was buried in 60 feet of hot volcanic ash in 79AD. It was discovered in the middle 1800's and is still being excavated now. The Romans had a very advanced civilization. Running water, sewer systems, paved streets. We walked around for 3 hours.
We finally pulled ourselves away and went back to the train for home. We walked down to town central and had dinner. Then off to bed. Tomorrow, if we can get some cash, we will head for Pompeii.
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