Friday, 21 July 2017

Naples - Day 6 - Vesuvius

On our last day in Naples, we only put one activity on our scedule, which was the Vesuvius. To be honest, I wasn't really in the mood for that, and, above all, not at 30 degrees in the shade. But because my bf already wanted to visit the volcano on our first trip to Naples, but nobody wanted to come along, because we choose other sights to visit, this time I had to do him the favour. Fortunately there is a bus, which takes you quiet far up. Then there is a first rest area, half way up to the crater, where I almost wanted to give up and stay, and a second one at the crater. What it's definitely missing during the way up are shaded places and at some times I thought I would get a sunstroke, so I would suggest wearing a hat or bringing an umbrella with you. A lot to drink and comfortable shoes are essential. What we found very strange was, that we didn't have much time after arriving at the crater. We took some photos and then we really had to run down to catch the bus.

An unserem letzten Tag in Neapel haben wir dann auch wieder nur eine Aktivität auf unseren Plan gesetzt und zwar den Vesuv. Um die Wahrheit zu sagen, hatte ich nicht so viel Bock drauf, vor allem nicht bei über 30 Grad im Schatten. Aber da mein Bf schon bei unserem ersten Besuch in Neapel unbedingt dorthin wollte, aber sich keiner überreden lassen wollte bzw. da wir andere Besichtigungen vorgezogen hatten, war dies dieses Mal natürlich ein Must-Do für ihn. Und somit auch für mich!:) Zum Glück kann man mit dem Bus schon weit hinauf fahren. Dann gibt es eine erste Raststation und eine weitere am Krater. Was mir ein wenig fehlte, waren aber Schattenplätze und ich habe mich echt gewundert, wie widerstandsfähig die anderen Leute waren, denn ich war erstmal nur am Jammern. Ich empfehle daher auf jeden Fall einen Hut zu tragen und/oder einen Sonnenschirm mitzunehmen. Bequemes Schuhwerk und viel zu Trinken sind essenziell. Komisch fanden wir aber, dass man wenig Zeit für Auf-und Abstieg hat. Denn nachdem wir am Krater angekommen und ein wenig geknipst hatten,mussten wir auch schon wieder runterrennen,um den Bus zu kriegen.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Naples - Day 5 - Shop & Eat

Before I get to the last day of our stay and to our last activity, the visit of Vesuvius, I have some pics I have to get rid of, which I shot during a shopping spree after we visited the Palazzo Reale. We rarely manage to do two sightseeing activities on one day, mainly because we always get up so late. (yes, we are definitely nightowls:) So after we did the sightseeing, we then often walk around and/or go shopping. Napoli is one of our favorite shopping cities, because you can not only find the big brands, but also many little shops with the newest fashion trends.

Bevor ich zu unserem letzten Tag in Napoli und unserer letzten Aktivität, dem Besuch des Vesuvs, komme, muss ich noch ein paar Fotos loswerden, die ich während unserer Shoppingtour nach dem Besuch des Palazzo Reale gemacht habe. Selten schaffen wir mehr als eine Sightseeingaktivität am Tag, was natürlich daran liegt, dass wir immer so spät aufstehen. Daher füllen wir den Tag dann oft noch mit Shopping und/oder durch die Strassen wandern, wie auch an diesem Tag. Neapel eignet sich aber bestens dafür, denn neben den großen Marken sind auch individuelle, kleine Shops vertreten, die die neusten Modetrends anbieten.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Naples - Day 5 - Palazzo Reale

Day 5 and after our failure the day before, we succeeded in visiting the Royal Palace. which is directly at the Piazza del Plebiscito. Of course the palace has it's own unique style, but for me it seemed a bit different in comparison to other baroque ones, because you can clearly see the spanish influence. But see for yourself.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Favorites - Beauty Top 5 in June

Even though I created a german beautyblog, because I found it too tiring to write all my reviews in two languages and because of that, I often delayed or even dismissed blogposts, I wanted to write about beauty related stuff over here again. I want to share more of the things I'm loving, like I did back then. Not only travel posts, but also more fashion and beauty again. So today I'll show you my top 5 products from June and I imagine myself, doing these kind of posts now every other month.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Naples Day 4 - By the sea

After our visit at the Villa Pignatelli (previous post), we had another destination, which was the Royal Palace. So we walked along the promenade and through the beautiful district Chiaia with an amazing view over the sea and on Vesuvius. And with the heat you consider taking a bath. Like I do now, jumping through my screen into the water. Once again we were too late to visit the Palazzo, so we decided to just stroll around and switch to our two other favorite activities, shopping and eating. Starting at Piazza del Plebiscito, we went to the old shopping mall, Galleria Umberto, which almost looks like the one in Milan, but was under construction at that time. There I had to try the neapolitan speciality Baba, a yeast-risen pastry, which is soaked in liquor. Then later, while walking through the historical center, we also found one of the most famous pizza places of Naples, the Pizzeria di Matteo. It is so well known, because of their most famous client, Bill Clinton, who bought a Pizza there in 1994. Buuut, the pizza, like almost everyone in Naples, was great.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Naples Day 4 - Villa Pignatelli

We started our 4th day in Naples with a visit to the Villa Pignatelli, which was right next to our hotel. The villa which was built in the early 19th century and had several owners such as the banker Carl Mayer von Rothschild and Prince Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes, who all changed some of the interiors, was given to the italian state in the 1950s by its last owner, Princess Rosina Pignatelli and then turned into a museum, so that now everyone can admire its beauty.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Naples Day 4 - Outfits [His & Hers]

We started our 4th day in Naples with a visit at the Villa Pignatelli. The villa from the 19th century with its beautiful garden offers the perfect location for some pics. Note to myself: the next time get rid of all the photo equipment before taking outfit pics.:)

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Naples - Day 3 - Stabiae

The path is the goal - and when speaking of our trip to the excavations of Stabia, that's the case. It all started with our train, which stopped in a tunnel for about half an hour -at 40 degrees. Arrived at the train station, there were no signs, which bus to take or way to go. So we once again used Googlemaps and asked people. After walking for an hour on country lanes, we reached our destination. And it wasn't what I expected. I thought the excavations were like Herkulaneum or Pompeii - a connected area of diverse buildings, but they told us, there were 2 mansions, 800 metres apart from each other. So after visiting the first, we continued our hike and walked along a highway (of course without a sidewalk) to the next one. And was it worth all the efforts? If you love ancient excavations, then I would say "yes". Mainly because, in the Naples area,"thanks" to the volcanic eruption, everything is better preserved than anywhere else, so that you can still see the wall paintings and floors and you don't need much imagination to travel back 2000 years in time. You also have the whole sight to yourself and almost have any other tourists, who "get on your nerves". 
And what was most important for me - we got the adventure and travel story for free.