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Neapolitan Trips

The Italy trip wasn’t something I had wanted. I had planned a mixture of a Swiss and Danish trip but for once in my life, I didn’t book things in advance and ended up having to plan a whole different trip: My Italian adventure – video to follow soon.

The trip started with Napoli.

The home of Pizza and the city near the Pompeii ruins and active volcano Vesuvius. My trip included all those things: I ate loads of Pizza and visited and hiked up Vesuvius and explored the ruins. It was truly a great experience.

My Napoli trip started with the usual walk to the hostel which always scares me. As I never know what I could be getting into but this time I chose the perfect place.

Neapolitan Trips
The hostel was actually great…

The trip started with visiting Pompeii and Vesuvius. I would like to say I was well prepared for this but I really wasn’t as I booked on to a random tour in the main square, got there and realised that part of the tour would be hiking up the volcano – I don’t know what happened but the Nabeeda who plans definitely wasn’t the Nabeeda that went on this trip.

As we explored Pompeii, I realised how there was a whole civilisation there. A whole life that we just know of through archaeologists and research. As I learned the facts and figures from the tour guide, I was mind blown and the tour guide could tell as he constantly kept asking me if I was okay.

Pompeii Ruins and me

As soon as the tour finished, I was on my way to Vesuvius, a little scared but very excited to see what I would see. Even now when I close my eyes I can see the views in front of me. This magnificent beauty that caused so much damage and how close I was to it. The hike was a struggle, but that always is for me. But the view from the top and the peace and quietness was worth the struggle on a rainy and windy Neapolitan afternoon.

Next to Vesuvius

It felt like a great achievement and a big tick off my bucket list as I huffed and puffed but mostly enjoyed the sight in front of me. It was breathtaking and absolutely crazy to think that I was standing on an active volcano like WHAT?

This tired me enough though. As soon as I got back to the hostel, my head hit the pillow and I was happily sleeping the tiredness away.

The next morning, I left the hostel with no destination in mind but just adventure in my heart (super cheesy I know). But as I walked and I walked. I enjoyed the many castles and the pretty views and even struck up conversations with the locals.

So many castles to see each with its own USP. I was just amazed at the beauty this place held and the stories that I had never even heard of. As I sat up my tripod in each location very casually with people staring or laughing, I just felt so happy to be doing my own thing and making the most of the views around me.

Nabeeda in a Napolian castle

The day just passed me by as I looked at new things and explored new places. I just felt so at peace as I just walked around listening to Italian conversation and taking it all in. Now the memory is so fresh in my head. Napoli wasn’t a place I would have considered before but now it’s a place I would definitely recommend.

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One Comment

  • speakingmindofkhadija

    Very impressive write up explanation of the sights tempting to go there. Keep up the good work and travel more so others know about the good places of world to visit

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