We are kind of sad to have now left the Islands of Greece but we can't sit on the beach forever. We left Santorini (after being dropped off at the ferry terminal on Quad bikes thanks to some great Canadian girls we met - hows that for style (Che, Ali and Erin we can't wait to crash on your couches when we hit Vancouver)) on an overnight ferry. When we jumped on the ferry all the best spots to crash were taken by the locals and there families so we decided somewhat hesitantly to pitch our tent on the back of the ferry to Athens (Photo below). While some of the other passengers thought the tent was so funny that they took pictures, we were the ones laughing when we woke up 8 hours later and had had a great nights sleep. The deck was almost empty when we woke up as most of the people had slept in noisy, bright corridors.
After making it back to Athens we caught a train to Corinth and spent a night there (a story in itself as there was a train strike the next day when we had to get back to
the usual scene
waiting for the ferry in Greece, notice we're brewing up a cuppa in the background
Athens to catch an overnight bus).
From there we went to Corfu, great island. Another overnight ferry to Brindisi (Italy) and then a 5 hr train to Napels and we had finally arrived. Once again Neetz headed for the showers. Had some great pizza in Naples for 3euro and then headed for a camp ground in Pompei.
Pompei was awesome and very interesting, the people must have lived better than most today. Neetz has wanted to see Pompei since her last trip to Italy didn't include it. We camped across the road from the site for 6euro per night (cheapest yet), and went to Pompei on Sunday which is free! Whilst in Pompei we took a day trip out to Positano on the Amalfi Coast with its stunning coastal views and very stylish cars.
Train from Pompei to Rome and we are finally in Rome. We're camping in Rome for 10euro per person in our tent which is about half of the price than a hostel in the city, and where we are has 2 pools, a laundry and all the other good stuff like beer. I highly recommend travellers camp in Italy as the place seems to
Neetz stylin in Corfu
the view from our room at The Pink Palace
be set for camping - Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Venice all have ideal camping grounds. Neetz and I went to the Vatican yesterday, another amazing place. The Sinstine Chapel is something special.
Some comments that should not have been said in the Vatican by Neetz and I include:
i. For God's sake this line in moving slowly.
ii. Holly sh*t check this out, and worst of all said by me
iii. Jesus, its a hell of a hot day.
It's especially bad when there's a nun standing behind you!
From here we are heading to Florence, Bologna, Venice and then Northern Italy (We are not sure when but somewhere in the mountains and off the beaten track). Then if no one has heard from us for a month we are going through Salzburg to Munich, then to Prague to keep the authorities happy (so we don't over stay 90 days in Europe) and then to Berlin.
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