An early start today as we were booked onto one of those dreaded big bus tours to visit Naples and Pompeii. A huge day of travel and sights for sure but the promise of visiting the ruins of Pompeii had us both leaping out of bed (well I lie, we both stumbled out bleary eyed with many groans and a few scratchy comments but we got out of bed so that’s an achievement right).
I won’t lie – there weren’t many options for getting to Pompeii that worked for our preferred day and budget and mental ability to cope. I was nervous about us catching the train there on our own and hiring a local guide so tried to find a tour that went there #mistake 1. All the really good tours were private ones but I would’ve had to auction off a lung, both kids and make a few porn films to financially make that happen so I compromised and booked a big bus tour that had the best reviews of a bad bunch. What a d!@khead I was! (I still have no idea why it costs so much for private tours to Pompeii…ouch)
You already know where this blog post is heading don’t you…..