So we have made it to our destination of the Amalfi Coast in lovely southern Italy two days ago. I’ve been to Italy one other time during the summer when I was about 12, when my family took a month long trip around Europe. But we went to Rome and we weren’t exactly enamored with the city. So we left disappointed with our idea of Italy. Well now we are here in the south, on the coast with villages and old roads and soaring mountains- basically it’s amazing- like what the hell were we doing in Rome. We are staying in a villa literally on the side of a mountain- it’s built into the mountain- like carved from the mountain. I have never stayed in anything more beautiful than this villa. It’s sprawling, with winding stone steps and a huge garden with lemon trees and fresh herbs and flowers. I mean this place just goes on and on. My dad definitely splurged on this trip- this and SA. And the view is incredible. You looks out and it’s the endless crystal clear blue ocean with mountains all around you. We are situated between the towns of Sorento and Pastiano( I’ll check this spelling) and about two hours from Naples. We haven’t done much yet seeing as we were completely jet lagged the first day in but I’m excited for what this week will bring. I took some great photos of the place yesterday but of course my IQ level is a spaz and I forgot that I don’t have anything to upload pics from my memory card to my lap top/phone. I know now to take some with my phone so that way I can share without having to wait. So pictures to come.
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I'm from Florida, a junior at the University of Central Florida. Currently, I'm a political science-IR major. I'm an avid traveler and explorer of all things worth exploring. Hoarder of books and movies, and caretaker to my beloved camera and piano. I think conformity and math are terrible, but vegetarianism and nature conservation are awesome. Traveling is also a huge passion of mine. I thank my parents for that, as they took my two sisters and I around the world from the time we were in diapers; now I'll forever have the travel bug. I have a variety of interests from photography to theatre to the great outdoors. Growing up, I always felt an urge to get out in the world, explore and be actively involved in efforts dedicated to making changes in the world, impacting something or someone in a inspirational and positive way. It's important to notice what is happening in the world, to fight for what is good and what is right. As someone who is diagnosed with clinical depression and ADHD, I am an advocate for mental health education and thus one of the cornerstones of this blog is writing to inspire others;to say, whether it's through a review or a poem, that the human experience is a hard one but worthwhile. This blog covers entertainment, travel, current events and personal pieces as well. Thanks for stopping by! :)