What a Weekend! Always an adventure with ISA. On thursday night, the house mates and I decided we needed a little taste of home to prepare us for the weekend so, of course, we went to Hard Rock Cafe for dinner which was delicious and greatly needed. The next morning we boarded a bus and set out for Sorrento, which is the location of Pierce Brosmans next movie... yes he was there, and yes I tried to stalk him, but to no avail, I did not see him. Sorrento is a beautiful midium size coastal town south of Rome. The view over looks Mount Vesuvius, and my friends and I spent teh weekend fantasizing about what we would do should it decide to blow up. There is wonderful shopping in Sorrento, great wood working and lemon farming. The next day we hopped on a ferry in the pouring rain to the little island of Capri. Fortunantly, the weather cleared up and we had nothing but sun. After exploring the town and the perfume shop, Sarah and I set out on a one hour boat tour of the island; we say amazing grotos, huge cliffs gutting out over the sea, massiveamounts of wild flowers, a light house, t he list goes on. Needless to say, the boat tour was well worth the 15 euro. The group regathered on the pier and we traveled back to Sorrento, where the hotel was. The first night in Sorrento my frineds and I wandered into a kareoke where we actually snag kareoke, it was quite a funny night! On sunday we went to Pompei, which is as curiously morbid as you would imagine. What a crazy city Pompei was, I can see why it got whiped out. The casts of people were sad, though. However, the inhabitance of modern day Pompei are the 47 stray dogs that run freely in and out of the ruins. Every dog has a collar with a number and if you want to adopt one, you just go to the adoption clinic outside the ruins, tell them what number dog you want, and it is yours! Pretty crazy. by the time we finally got back, I was so tired I went to bed around 8 and slept until morning. That should hold me for a while. Today I took two midterms... after that weekend I am not expecting them to be perfect, but its ok. I am not worried :)
Also, the men here really are, how should I say this, straight forward. One night while walking through rome, I was asked word for word "would you like to have sex with me?" I looked at him and asked "what kind of a question is that" and I kept walking. One night in sorrento, while oprdering dinner, the waiter brought out everyone elses food but mine, looked at me and said "and for you... me." I looked at hima and said "hmmm... I think I will reorder." The men here never sease to amaze me.