One of the best experiences during my time in Europe has been able to experience it with my best friends from the states. European living, philosphies, and the culture here are things that I really love about this experience and it was so cool to be able to introduce it to people that have never experienced it before. Especially because Ish and I used to dream of traveling to New York City, thinking that would be huge- never thought we would make it to Italy instead! All four of us have such easy going attitudes, so it made it really easy to travel together.
I had been to Italy in high school, only spending 2 days in Sorrento and Capri... When Lauren said she wanted to go to Italy, I immediately thought of how I have always wanted to visit the area again. Sorrento is a small town outside of Naples (2 hours south of Rome). Its amazing with the active volcano- Mt. Vesuvius, small town charm, everyone knows everyone, but yet its ITALY.... aka, amazing food, shopping, wine, and GELATO.
Positano was a last minute day trip we took, and the bus ride there made me pretty much completely motion sick....however, I can see why its one of the most romantic places in Europe. Its even smaller than Sorrento, but the buildings are adorable and its easy to get around (if you like hills). Even in the rain, we were taken back by its beauty and charm.
The great thing about a small town, is you get by by the people you know and who they know for that matter... I happened to book this amazing hostel (more like a 4 star hotel) with a great manager- Michel... he happened to know a guy who did boat tours around Capri (we had just mentioned we wanted to go there casually)... So Fransceso packed some sandwich, Asti, and oranges and took us out on the boat for an unforgettable tour around the 2mile by 4 miles island. We had a few hours to explore/ shop. Because its so small and hilly there is only so much to do, and its more expensive than the mainland. Only millionaires can afford to live there.... so on the boat we mention to Franscesco we want good homemade pasta, and of course, Franscesco knows a guy b/c he works at a B&B in town where it also happens to be a cooking school. They werent cooking that day, but b/c Franscesco knew someone, the family cooked us a traditional meal just for us that night! then of course we needed transportation to the airport at 5am the day we left, so Michel called up Victor, who gave us a special deal :) You get the point...
Anyways, pictures speak for themselves, Unforgettable memories, One for the books!