On the last night of the conference after it wrapped up and peeps traveled back to Cape
Town, Manilla and other parts of Europe… the my fellow Canadian peeps stayed at hotel just south of Seeheim and we all took the 35min train north and into Frankfurt for a group dinner and a little bit of shopping. Thursday morning we all departed and most people went back to Canada. I decided to use my weekend and 3 vacation days to zip over to Italy since this summer I plan to return with the kids. A work peep who was heading to Italy too joined me on the flight to Naples. We took a taxi to the Frankfurt airport to catch our flight. I only brought a small backpack for this trip and I stored my Lufthansa Weekender Bag at the Airport with my work clothes for 8 euros a day to pack light.
Flying into Naples felt like flying into Mexico looking at all the houses built up and packed close together. Palm trees when you walk out of the airport to grab a easy bus downtown to get to the main train station to grab a subway to my hostel I picked up on Hostelworld for $30CAD which was lovely.
My hostel was a 100 meter walk from Salvator Rosa subway station. My hostel was La Controra. After checking in walked down to the old part of the city to walk around and soak in the city a little and grab a bite to eat. Along the way I stumbled into a great little italian pastry shop and picked up a selection of treats to try. So yummy! In the skinny streets packed with tourists and locals it’s neat how you can hear the vibrancy of the city. I love just soaking it all in and my eyes are just always moving watching people with the hustle of the mopeds flying around with 2 people zig-zagging around. They say you have to have pizza in Naples since that’s where it was born… so found a little place and ordered two little ones to enjoy. After that headed back to the Hostel and had some beers with some people staying there. The next day… I would take a train heading to the Amalfi Coast and my work peep friend would make her way to Rome.
The next morning it was back to Garibaldi Station to take a train to the Amalfi Coast. Jump to the next post for that…