Adventures in the Amalfi Coast–Anjali and Lauren J., June 16, 2014

This weekend we explored the Blue Grotto and drank fresh granitas in Capri, ate gelato and danced across the streets of Sorrento, swam in caves and jumped off of cliffs in Positano, and traveled through the infamous ruins of Pompeii. This weekend we did it all.

Our magical Amalfi Coast weekend began after a long day of experiencing Baroque art in Rome. We were first greeted by the perky Bus 2 Alps staff that led us to the buses that would take us to Sorrento. Bus 2 Alps is the number one student travel company (or so they say) and their shiny brochures left us envisioning the weekend of a lifetime! And while this weekend was definitely one for the books, there were several lessons we learned along the way that made it all that more memorable.

anjalilauren Positano

1. A 30 minute “scenic walk” actually means hiking up an infinite number of stairs

2. A free chocolate tasting really means you get one piece of chocolate that never sells anyways.

3. Limoncello is NOT nearly as refreshing and lemony as it sounds.

4. Italian boat captains love to yell at each other across the sea.

5. If you adjust the shower head it will come off and the water will essentially explode.

6. You will get lost in Pompeii even while looking at a map.

7. Sometimes boats will forget to pick you up and you’ll be stranded at sea for a few hours.

8. If you are a female, shopkeepers will address you by the name “Lady” and offer you a special price on all items.

9. If you ever want lemon themed anything, the Amalfi Coast is the place to go.

10. If you wave to that one statue in Capri with your left hand, that means you’ll come back to the island one day.

anjalilauren Capri

So while we learned several interesting lessons along the way that led to a few bumps in the road, overall this weekend we did everything we wanted to and more! Honestly, how many people can say they’ve not only seen the Blue Grotto but also swam in it? There’s no question as to why the Blue Grotto is one of Europe’s seven wonders. We’ve never seen a more beautiful blue than the crisp aqua and bright colors of the grotto that are a result of the light that shines through the cave since its walls don’t touch the sea floor.

anjalilauren Blue Grotto

Cliff jumping was another wonder of its own. There’s no feeling that quite compares to when you leap off of a cliff, are momentarily suspended in air, and then are finally greeted by a cold rush of salt water splashing over your skin. It’s another adventure we can now cross off of our bucket lists!!


Lastly the Pompeii ruins are as wondrous as they are said to be and even more so. Touching the remains of once decorative mirrors, finding the few pieces of art that survived the volcano, and seeing some of the fallen bodies all helped us to create the world that once was.

anjalilauren Pompeii

In just three days we experienced what most people can only dream of and we can’t wait until the day we go back and do it all over again.

137 thoughts on “Adventures in the Amalfi Coast–Anjali and Lauren J., June 16, 2014

  1. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague
    who had been doing a little homework on this.
    And he actually bought me lunch because I stumbled upon it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this issue here
    on your web site.

  2. My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less.
    I’ve been using Movable-type on a number of websites for about a year and am nervous about
    switching to another platform. I have heard great things about
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

  3. Hi! This is kind of off topoc but I need sme advice ffom an established blog.
    Is it difficult to sett up your own blog? I’m not vsry techincal
    but I can figure things ouut pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where tto begin. Do you have any points or suggestions?

  4. Hi superb blog! Does running a blog such as this require a great deal
    of work? I’ve absolutely no understanding of coding however I was hoping to start my own blog in the near future.

    Anyhow, should you have any recommendations or tips for new blog owners please share.

    I know this is off subject however I simply had to ask.

  5. Fantastic blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring
    writers? I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost
    on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused ..
    Any recommendations? Thanks a lot!

  6. C’est un bonne supplément naturel, la seule selected que je
    ne comprends pas c’est que dans le web site net il dis qu’il y à de la
    B12, mais sûr le sachez du produit il point out pas la B12.

  7. The main strive for of people playing online poker gambling games is to acquire profit or money.
    One of the gambling games that can make the most child maintenance
    is poker gambling. Why is that? Because the value of bets in poker bets is uncertain, it
    every depends on the players who are playing poker gambling.
    In online poker betting everyone has the opportunity to double or raise a poker
    bet that they place if they have a agreed good card incorporation and are competent to win.

    Poker games are now dawn to be glimpsed by connoisseurs of
    online gambling because this game is agreed easy to pretend and comprehend the rules.
    It by yourself takes half a hours of daylight to acquire grant in the value of millions of rupiah
    instead of having to accomplishment for 30 days
    at a company, then you will acquire what is regulated by government law.

    When you focus on playing online poker, you can create child support easily.
    But for some people often get beached in a hurry afterward playing and eventually experience a
    loss or a big loss. on this occasion we will discuss a little virtually how to create money from poker bets.

    The exaggeration to make money from playing poker online is that
    you have to know the basics of playing first, if you already comprehend the basics of playing poker next making grant is not quite easy.

    Here are some ways to win poker.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *