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  • Day21

    Mt. Vesuvius

    July 8, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    This was an adventure! We started on a bus driving through what looked like Mexico as our driver swerved and honked while singing Italian songs. We arrived outside Mt. Vesuvius and switched to a 4-wheel drive vehicle and enjoyed (?) a turbulent ride hitting every pot hole that existed on a "road" that eventually ended at the drop zone 30 minutes walk from the summit.

    After a hike to the top of the volcano we enjoyed a walk around the rim of the crater. It looked like the top of a mountain was missing and a big crater was in its place. It wasn't the hollywood version of a volcano with steam venting or lava bubbling :) but it was cool to see!

    One of the best parts were the yellow wild flowers that were growing. They were so fragrant and beautiful.
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