Weekend in Paradise

This past weekend my friends and I took our last weekend trip of our time abroad. While I’m not sure how time went by so fast I was so excited for this trip because we went to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. This is one of my favorite places in the world and I was so excited to go since I hadn’t been since I was about 12. The coast was even more beautiful then I remembered and the food was just as awesome as I had always thought. I am a big lover of all Italian food as my mom’s family is from Italy so I always grew up eating lots of different Italian food and making it with my grandparents. Needless to say I was in heaven for the four days we were there.
            Our first full day there we decided to go to Capri, which is an island of the coast. The boat ride there was beautiful and as we went out to the island you could see all the towns lined up along the coast, nestled in-between the cliffs. Once on the island we decided to spend the morning at the beach enjoying the nice weather after is has been so chilly in London for so long. Come lunchtime we decided to walk away from the port and beach area to find food. We started walking up what we thought would be a little hill that said it went to the center of Capri, only to discover that we had to hike about 30 minutes. It was ridiculously hot out so we were all dying of heat but once we got to the top we immediately knew the view was worth it. We had a delicious lunch overlooking the island and then walked around all the different shops. They had a lot of high-end Italian designer stores such as Missoni, Moschino, and Prada in addition to a lot of touristy shops. The one thing I did by while on the island were hand made sandals. It only takes the cobbler about 20 minutes to make a pair so he is able to measure your feet and make them while you wait. The sandals are one of the best purchases I made while abroad!
View of Capri after hiking up to the center

On our way walking down from the center

            The next day we went to the town of Positano. I was particularly excited about this day trip because this is where I had stayed when I came with my family when I was younger. It looked exactly as I remembered, however what I didn’t remember well was the winding road high in the mountains that you have to take to get there. I am terrified of heights so I was not thrilled to be standing on a bus while it looked like we were going to fall over the edge. Thankfully on the way back we were able to take a ferry so I was spared almost having a heart attack for a second time. Other then my bus ride the four days we spent in Italy was by far the most relaxing of our time abroad so it was the perfect trip to end on!
Positano from where the bus dropped us off

Sunset from our hotel
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