Monday, June 27, 2011

R & R to Ashes

Day 11 was an easier day. Some time was spent on the bus traveling, but then we got our day going. We got up and had breakfast. Then, we hit the road once again. Our first destination was to the pottery shop that we visited a few days ago to pick up our finished pottery. After that we visited a nearby farm that produced marmalade. We had lunch there and then traveled to Palermo, Italy to board yet another ferry. We had several hours of free time; we spent them walking around, exploring, and talking on the boat. When we arrived in Naples this morning, we unboarded - or however you say it - the ferry. We went to a water park this morning as well! They had slides, a pool, and more. The water was pretty frigid ( Sarah's description ) though. Afterwards, we headed off to Pompei, the city that was completely buried under 24 feet of flaming hot ash. The structures were built about 2,000 years ago and were beginning to be excavated in the 17th or 18th century. The structures that the Romans were able to construct at that time is amazing. The fact that they have been so well preserved is astonishing to me. It is definitely a sight to see. They had restaurants, cross walks, plumbing and more. It is obvious that they were a dominant civilization. Now we are on our way to Rome. Only a few days left and so much more to explore!

- Austin

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Adventure Details

Duration 15 days
Destinations Athens
Focus Biology
Earth Science