Naples!


So I went to Naples with my dad. We’re both big photography nerds, so we thought we’d unburden the rest of our family and go on a dedicated nerdy photography holiday together.

Naples was… well… bloody bonkers. We witnessed a car crash (the first of many!) the moment we got off the plane, and every car on the road was dinted and scratched. I actually found it really entertaining to just sit and watch the traffic. It would be a fantastic drinking game. Crazyyyyyy.

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Anyway. Neither of us can speak Italian, and I’m vegan, and my dad is gluten intolerant, so you could probably base several comedy sketches on our food-acquiring escapades. We found this amazing pizza place that did gluten free pizza marinara and we were both in heaven.

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We went to the Pompeii ruins, which were spectacular, and also quite akin to a rat’s maze. So many parts were still being excavated so half the roads on the map were fenced off. Navigating the place took a much more advanced sense of direction than I own. But it was all so fascinating I didn’t mind the extra time there at all.

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We also went to Capri island for the day, and oh my goodness I want to go back. Immediately! We started the day with a convertible-style taxi cab ride to the top of the island. The roads were single-track sized, but had two-way traffic — and busses! — the entire journey up. It was like a really scary roller coaster. It was so awesome we paid to go back down again instead of taking the funicular. At the top, we got on the single-person chairlifts, which also resided in that wonderful spot between crap-your-pants-scary and completely awesome.

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The view at the top was…. whoa. Stunning. We spent ages just taking it all in.
On the last day, we went up to a castle and got a brilliant view of the entire place, including Mount Vesuvius looming ominously in the background. Absolutely breath taking.

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Here’s my vlog of the whole thing in under 4 mins. I took my GoPro on the taxi ride and the chairlifts so you can see what I’m on about!

High-res photos – and more photos! – over on my Flickr
As soon as I got back, it was straight off to Glasgow with my buddies, which I shall cover in the next blog! To be continued…..