As I mentioned yesterday, this week I am taking a break from all of my usual posts about fashion and shoes to bring to you a peak into my favorite trips that I have taken. Yesterday began with my journey to South Africa and the rest of the week will include more posts about some of the amazing places I have been able to cross off my bucket list.
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I have been very lucky and have visited the ruined city of Pompeii twice. After visiting many ruined cities it is amazing how much of this ancient city is left. After learning that the city was covered for 1,700 years after the explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. it makes sense how and why it is so well preserved. I admit, I am one of the 2.5 million tourists who visit this partially buried Roman city is near the modern town of Naples, every year, and in fact, I have even been twice.
The first time I visited with my family on a glorious summer day and the second time I visited while studying abroad in Rome with my class on a spring day in the pouring rain. It is amazing how your perception of the city changes depending on the weather, but yet, it is miraculous either way to see what was buried for hundreds of years under 20 feet of ash and pumice. Here are photos from both of my visits.
My First Visit
My Second Visit
Even in the rain Pompeii is absolutely amazing!