Thursday, June 05, 2008
Here we are at the end of our Pompeii tour in Naples. On the right is our good friend Bob who is keeping us laughing. Pompeii is a place I've wanted to visit ever since I was a child. It's amazing to see how life was 2000 years ago. Interesting tidbit: In that time, soap didn't exist yet so the way they washed their clothing was with urine. People pee. You dropped your clothes off at the laundry and left your donation on the way out. The king was hip to this and placed a tax on pee. As our guide said, the tradition continued as in Italy, you have to pay for everything. She was right, I paid three bucks to use the bathroom in Naples. Today we're at sea, we're just now passing by the bottom of the boot of Italy and tomorrow we'll be in Croatia. It's been a week and we're finally feeling relaxed, yay.