October 12, 2016
Today we had to wake up early because we were going to do something awesome. I woke up at 7 A.M. so that we could walk to the train station. Mom told us about the pickpockets in Italy, so we made sure that they didn’t steal anything from us. Once we got to the train, Dad asked if I would give him my compass. He figured out that we were on the wrong train, so we had to get off the train and wait an hour until the right one came. While we were waiting, Dad got us each a Kinder Egg (illegal in America for some reason, but if you have the chance to go out of the country, I encourage you to try one). We got onto the correct train and then rode on it for about an hour, so we waited and waited on that sucky train until we got to Salerno, Italy.
We waited next to the water until our ferry to the Amalfi Coast. It was beautiful. Surrounded by mountains and colorful buildings. There was a HUGE church right in the middle of it that they had turned into a museum. We started hiking up the road, and to our surprise, they had a lemon farm up at the top of the road. We saw an old paper-mill, which was pretty cool, but I was really surprised that it wasn’t a museum. We had to go back home, so we walked back to the ferry and rode it back to Salerno. Then, we got onto the train and rode back. Once we got back, we ate at at fancy Italian restaurant (ristorante in Italian). I had the best pasta I’ve ever had in my life. It was amazing.
October 13, 2016
Today we woke up a little later than yesterday, but still pretty early. We had to get out of bed immediately so that we could go to see a castle in Naples called Castel Nuovo. The castle was awesome because we got to see the moat and there was a glass floor with real skeletons underneath. After the castle, we went to lunch and got Italian pizza. It was really good, but Iv’e had better this week. I learned that in the olden days, people made WAY better buildings.