Tuesday, October 2, 2012
amalfi coast, italy
My favorite stop on our cruise was, hands down, the Amalfi Coast. Something about the bright blue water, street markets, fresh laundry hanging from buildings, sweet smells and bustle of the small city mesmerized me. Unfortunately, we only had a day to explore so we made the most of our time by taking a great tour by a local guide. He took us to all of the top tourist sites and led us through back streets to the markets where he and his family shopped.
The part I look forward to most when vacationing in a different country is taking in everything near these hidden markets. B and I like to spend most of our time observing everyone around us, taking photos of spices and pottery, and of course, trying the local cuisine. We always find something we love and try to create it at home.
B and I could have spent days exploring everything the Amalfi Coast had to offer, but we had to leave it behind after a brief introduction and board the cruise ship once again. We both agree that if we could, we would go back in a heartbeat. I mean, look at those stunning photos of the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore! Hopefully we will have another chance to visit in the near future because I'd like to sunbathe on the beach with some gelato in one hand.