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    • Day98

      Semaine d’intervention à Naples (Pt.1)

      June 13, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      On commence notre semaine par l’adorable classe de CP de Mme Darcq, en charge du jardin potager de l’école.
      ♻️🪴 Du fait que les enfants soient encore jeunes pour la fresque du climat, sous les bons conseils de Pascale, nous faisons des petits ateliers en lien avec le jardinage responsable ainsi que le tri des déchets.
      Les petits CP nous ont même demandé de signer leur dessins, on était comme des stars ici 🤩

      On continue notre première journée avec la classe de CM2 de Mme Navarro ; encore une présentation qui se passe pour le mieux avec des élèves attentifs et motivés.
      ⛺️ Nous ajoutons à nos interventions une partie dédiée à la démonstration de notre matériel pour les 4 mois. Et devinez quoi, c’est la partie que les élèves ont tous préférée à l’unanimité : ils voulaient tout essayer (porter nos sacs, s’allonger sur nos matelas, etc) ; un bon coup de publicité pour décathlon !

      On termine la journée avec la classe de 6ème de Mme Piel, jeune enseignante qui nous loge gentiment tous les 5 à 2 pas de l’école, quelle chance !
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      Traveler

      Excellent vous pouvez vous convertir en vendeurs chez décathlon 🤪

      6/25/22Reply
      Traveler

      on hésite encore 😂

      7/3/22Reply
       
    • Day2

      St. Elmos Fire

      March 20, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      Nach einer kurzen Pause habe ich mich auf den Weg zum Botanischen Garten gemacht, um etwas Ruhe und Natur zu genießen. Pustekuchen, der hatte leider zu und so bin ich zur nächstgelegenen Bahnstation gelaufen, nach Montesanto gefahren und habe dort den Funicular in den Stadtteil Vomero genommen. Dort oben steht das Castell Sant'Elmo, das ansich schon sehr eindrucksvoll ist, der Ausblick hat aber alles übertroffen. Und das für 2,50 Euro, kaum zu glauben. Die Stadt lag mir zu Füßen und ich konnte den Vesuv, die Halbinsel von Sorrent und Capri sehen. Die untergehende Sonne hat ganz wunderbare Farben in den Himmel gemalt und ich habe die Zeit genossen, bis der Wind mich ausgekühlt und fast weg geweht hat. Ein perfekter Abschluss des Tages. Morgen geht es weiter nach Sorrent.Read more

      Traveler

      Die Aussicht ist grandios! Gute Weiterreise nach Sorrent!

      3/21/22Reply
      Traveler

      Tolle Aussicht. Beeindruckende Fotos.

      3/21/22Reply
      Traveler

      Herrlich. Einfach herrlich.

      3/21/22Reply
      Traveler

      Ein Traum Blick

      3/23/22Reply
       
    • Day66

      Spellbound - eine Dali - Hitchcock Ausst

      May 21, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Zufällig kommen wir an einer Kirche vorbei in der es eine Dali - Hitchcock Ausstellung gibt.

      Es gibt viele Objekte und einige Bilder von Dali, Hitchcock hat 1945 von Dali Traumsequenzen für einen Film anfertigen lassen.

      Tolle Atmosphäre in der Kirche und die Ausstellung gefällt uns.

      Danach geht es mit dem Bus zurück zum Stellplatz. Dort gehen wir noch bei unserer Lieblings Pizzeria etwas essen.

      Und so geht ein Tag zu Ende, der eigentlich ganz anders geplant war, aber super schön.
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      Traveler

      WOW was für eine tolle Ausstellung

      5/22/22Reply
      Traveler

      sehr beeindruckend !

      5/22/22Reply
       
    • Day26

      Cinque Fotografie-Napoli Day 1

      May 9, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      We said good-bye to Sorrento this morning. Our accommodations there were really first-rate. I don't recall feeling so pampered in a lodging in quite some time. Initially our plan was to take a commuter ferry back to Napoli later in the afternoon and sample wines in Sorrento, but our innkeeper suggested that we instead consider hiring a car and going wine tasting near Mt. Vesuvius.

      We chose the latter, and it was a really wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Our driver, Fabio, picked us up in a Mercedes van, and he told us about the adjacent towns, including, Castellammare di Stabia, the one he grew up in. He shared with us that he was engaged to be married next year, and that his fiancé was in a post-doctoral program in Napoli. He shared that it is Italian custom to move to the town where the wife is so the would be relocating to Napoli when he married.

      On the way to the winery, we passed the entry to Pompeii and we arrived at Cantina Del Vesuvio, a winery run by the Russo family since 1930.
      The grounds were quite beautiful, and overlooked the Bay of Naples.

      We were escorted by our tour guide who was quite lively and funny. Her speaking cadence did remind me a bit of Gilda Radner's SNL character Roseann Roseannadanna. We learned that the vineyards required no irrigation due to the porous nature of the lava field that maintained the perfect humidity for the grapes.

      In our tour group, we chatted with a retired couple from Michigan who were touring Italy. They were from the Detroit area and had been postal workers. They talked about their previous visit to Portland and how much they liked it there.

      After the tour we enjoyed wine pairings with a nice meal of breads, meat, cheeses and spaghetti. The red wine reminded us a lot of Washington's Red Mountain area wines as they were rich and complex. We concluded our visit and reconnected to Fabio who took us to the neighborhood where we are staying.

      Since we arrived before our host had finished work, we drank cappuccinos and watched the neighborhood people greet each other and interact with hugs and kisses. I think that of the things that I like best about our travels is just watching the people, particularly the interactions with the children.

      Finally, we arrived at Francesco's home, a beautiful remodeled apartment that is well appointed and comfortable. "Ance" was quite welcoming and he oriented us to the space and he made several restaurant recommendations.

      After a long nap, we ventured out for a city walk and to sample Napoli's culinary contribution to the world: pizza. Napoli is known for thin-crusted pizza swimming in red sauce and olive oil and topped with less cheese than we're used to in the U.S. An online acquaintance suggested that we also try the fried macaroni appetizer. Picture macaroni and cheese with peas and meat rolled into a breaded deep-fried ball. I liked them, but Jim C wasn't a fan. It tasted a bit like a country fare offering.

      We laughed at the notion of trying an exotic beer to accompany our pizza. Among the offerings was Nastro Azzurro, better known to us as PBR. We both chose a Dutch beer, and we enjoyed our pizzas.

      I should report that we've had several people tell us to be on high alert about pickpockets and other targeting of tourists. While we're striving to approach our travels in the city with eyes wide open, we both enjoyed the gritty medieval feel of the streets and alleys that are peppered with cathedrals and monuments every few blocks. Like Catania, the drivers, cyclists and scooters race through the narrow streets, but we found it to be part of the charm of the city.

      We're calling it a night, and we're looking forward to telling you about Pompeii and the Herculaneum tomorrow. Ciao!
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      Traveler

      Your comment about the gritty feel of Naples brought back a memory. When I went to Italy in 86 with my college girlfriend we had flown from St Louis to New York to Rome, quickly hopped a train to Naples where our trip would begin. We got to the train station quite late and quite exhausted. A man basically attached himself to us and took at least two of our bags into his hands and said he would get us to our hotel. he wasn't a cab driver but what we would now consider to be an Uber driver. My girlfriend was freaking out that I let a stranger put us in his private car with our luggage and then proceeded to drive us through some very ominous and sketchy parts of the city. I was so tired and burnt out by that time I didn't care if he kidnapped us as long as he'd let me sleep. As it turned out he took us to our hotel and we were safe and he tried to smooth over her anger but she just wouldn't have it. The next day we woke up to the city bustling with activity and had a great couple days exploring the wild city of Naples that a European friend of mine in St Louis had told me was like the playground of Italy.

      5/9/22Reply
      Traveler

      Hope you enjoy Napoli. Haven't been but have really enjoyed seeing it and hearing the dialect over three seasons of "My Brilliant Friend," adapted from the book.

      5/9/22Reply
      Traveler

      sooo lovely

      5/10/22Reply
       
    • Day127

      Last day in Naples

      July 26, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

      Miles: 7.4 Steps: 17154
      Flights stairs: 21

      Our last day in Naples … we took another tour of the underground, but this time not catacombs. We saw Greek & Roman tunnels, acqueducts and tunnels that were eventually used as WW2 bunkers. pretty fascinating. The highlight was probably squeezing thru a 50cm wide tunnel for about 5-7 min, or more like a slit between two cave walls, to get from one area to another. Had to work at not panicking, but it was definitely stressful, but exciting and fun at the same time.

      Then we walked down to the waterfront and saw two more castles as well as the main square in town, which also housed the palace. Chose to just see all these things from the outside and walked along the waterfront for 30 min or so.

      Clearly have seen the difference between the tourist/wealthy areas and where the masses live. We are staying between the two so get a good glimpse of both. Where the people are living is very dirty, trash stacked up everywhere and not taken care of very well. The tourist area is beautiful, well maintained and zero trash in the streets. It’s a shocking difference between the two areas.

      It’s been so hot here - I literally don’t know if I’ve sweat this much in my entire life. Jordan isn’t near as bad as me - she doesn’t seem to have inherited the family propensity to sweat like a pig. (My dad, brother, sister and Adam all understand what I’m talking about - we just really sweat, sometimes when others wouldn’t - fun. 😃). It was 90° but with really high humidity so justified, but dang! At times I was literally drenched in sweat. So glad we have air conditioning here.
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      Traveler

      I'm drenched in sweat when I go out here. We relished summer in Oregon....here we wait it out to get to fall! So different.

      7/26/22Reply
      Christie Mitchell

      Yep!! But the rest of the year should be beautiful

      7/27/22Reply
      Traveler

      Actually it's not as horrible as I imagined.

      7/27/22Reply
       
    • Day10

      Neapel

      June 10, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Heute haben wir schon unseren letzten Hafen dieser Kreuzfahrt erreicht bevor wir übermorgen wieder in Barcelona ankommen. Aber zunächst hieß es heute nochmals an Land und etwas in Neapel spazieren zu gehen. Das letzte mal ist zwar noch nicht so lange her aber da durfte man wegen Corona in kein Geschäft oder Kaffee, was wir dafür heute gemacht haben. Nach guten 5 Stunden Spaziergang sind wir dann wieder zurück an Bord gegangen.Read more

      Traveler

      Da habt ihr ja wieder viel erlebt.

      6/13/22Reply
       
    • Day101

      Semaine d’intervention à Naples (Pt.2)

      June 16, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      🌍 Nous avons fini la journée de mardi par une classe de CE2, qui avaient déjà beaucoup de notions sur le réchauffement climatique et avec qui nous avons réalisé une très jolie Fresque de Climat.

      ✅ Pour la journée de mercredi, nous intervenons dans la matinée auprès d’une classe de 5ème puis une classe de CM1. Tout se passe très bien !
      On se rend compte que les enfants aiment bien nous faire part de leurs inquiétudes vis à vis du réchauffement climatique et partager leurs propres expériences concernant l’environnement. 🌳

      🐟 On termine notre semaine d’intervention en beauté par une visite de l’aquarium de Naples avec les grandes sections de maternelle. L’après midi de vendredi est consacrée à la sensibilisation d’une classe de CE1, c’était la dernière du périple, snif …
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    • Day20

      Leaving Positano Headed to Naples

      June 6, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 82 °F

      Woke up, packed up, had a cappuccino and croissant at a cute little bakery and made our way to Naples. Along the way we stopped at Castellemmare, a cute harbor town with huge yachts and a lot of locals. We walked around had an aperol and a caprese salad before making our way to Naples. We were very apprehensive about staying in Naples after what we experienced at the port. I did some research and chose a hotel in an area that seemed nice. We checked in, got cleaned up and headed out to explore before our food tour I signed us up for. All I can say is wow!!! Naples is beautiful and filled with some much history and people everywhere. There was so many different sections, everything from streets filled with high end stores to tiny little streets with clothes hanging on the balcony’s and lights strung from building to building. We did an amazing food tour, the guide was entertaining and taught us so much history and the food was amazing!! It was so much food we could not even move at the end. 😂😂
      We took a cab back to the hotel, we could not walk another step for the day. We had a glass of wine on the hotels rooftop before going to bed. Headed for Germany in the morning.
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      Traveler

      which by the way looks like 🤣

      6/8/22Reply
      Traveler

      🤣🤣

      6/9/22Reply
       
    • Day7

      Back to Naples for a couple of hours

      July 21, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

      Our tour dropped us back at the port where we brought all our purchases back to our stateroom and then hightailed it back to Naples to walk around before leaving the port.

      We passed by a few older looking buildings and made our way to Galleria Umberto which housed various stores like, Zara and cafés. Before we even realized this was a shopping area, we admired the mosaics in the floor and the high cameo arches. The domed central roof made of glass and iron bars brought in so much natural light. What an amazing building! After some souvenir shopping, we finally got that pizza Napoli which was delicious!!! Inside the galleria, we came across a McDonalds which had a McCafe that rivaled any Starbucks back in SC. Of course, on our walk back to the port, we passed by many other pizza places that all looked amazing.

      As we said goodbye to Naples, we were able to catch the sunset. Ciao!
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      Traveler

      Were you able to walk to town from the port?

      7/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Yes, very easy to walk. Just make sure you cross at the official crosswalks, because the traffic is insane and the drivers didn’t seem to pay attention to pedestrians!

      7/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Perfect! Thank you ❤️

      7/24/22Reply
       
    • Day125

      Another side of Naples

      July 24, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

      Miles: 6.8 Steps: 15457
      Flights stairs: 20

      We headed down to the waterfront today and found a whole different side of Naples. It was much nicer, clean … either for the tourists, or the wealthier citizens, not sure. Went for a swim - second time in the Mediterranean Sea 😃. It was pretty warm water, actually.

      Jordan wanted to rest in the room, so we split up and I went to see Castle Sant’Elmo on the hill. It was a beautiful view of the city, the Bay of Naples and of course, Mt Vesuvius! Couldn’t believe how close it is to the city, and how dense the houses are. A lot of people crammed into a very small area.

      We stayed out of the areas we were in yesterday, so no idea whether the trash situation changed any.

      We ended up trying to find Mexican food for dinner - kind of getting tired of pizza and pasta. We found what looked like a great place - I ordered a taco salad, Jordan an enchilada. My taco salad was literally two crunchy shell tacos on a very small bed of lettuce. And Jordan’s enchilada came filled with cubed fried potato chunks. Pretty funny actually.
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      Traveler

      Look at all the boats! Nice place for a dip. You're looking fit Christie!

      7/24/22Reply
      Christie Mitchell

      Thanks! I’m starting to feel it in my clothes. It’s nice considering we’re not “dieting” … just walking a ton.

      7/25/22Reply
      Traveler

      I like this shot

      7/24/22Reply
      Christie Mitchell

      That was really pretty live. Didn’t capture it that well in the pic

      7/25/22Reply
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