Hello friends! My last two posts have been entirely about the happenings of one day. Since I fell a bit behind in my blogging, I’m going to attempt to catch you up to speed on everything you’ve missed in one blog. So here you will find a little bit of everything I was up tom without all the details that I would love to give you. If there is a topic you would like me to expand on, let me know and maybe in the future I can write a more detailed post about it! I guess you could call this my blog for those of you who like pictures better than words!
Where to begin..
Well, for starters I went to the sea (a few times)! Hey look it’s the Mediterranean Sea!
Okay, okay, okay. I could post pictures of beaches and sunsets all day, so i’m going to stop now before you get sick of them.
Later, I went up to the beautiful city of Bosa, and saw a castle!
And of course, the prize for climbing thousands of stairs
And of course, I went to the beach afterward. I missed the sunset, but the sea was still spectacular!
Perhaps the highlight of my time in Sardinia was exploring the ruins of the ancient Phoenician city of Tharros!
The entire area radiated with a sense of historic depth and ancient beauty. I felt a great inner peace while I walked the roads and pathways of Tharros, almost like I had returned after a long absence. I imagined myself having lived a past life there. It was a delightful thought.
Then I took a ferry across the Mediterranean Sea (more precisely the Tyrrhanian Sea) from Cagliari, Sardinia to Naples, Italy. The 13.5 hour trip was my first experience on any sea vessel larger than a small speedboat.
I didn’t sleep well at all that night. the chair I paid extra to have was horribly uncomfortable (I didn’t feel like paying for a full cabin), and I ended up finding a couch that was only half spoken for, and claimed the rest of it. Since I was tossing and turning all night, I happened to (still) be awake in time to watch the sun rise over the approaching Italian coastline!
From Naples I took a train to Salerno Italy where I would meet my new host, Dino! but i’m getting ahead of myself.
After spending a month in Cuglieri, I was filled with a great sadness at the thought of leaving. I had grown so accustom to the little town, its charming buildings, friendly people, and beautiful landscapes. There were people I had seen every single day during my stay, who I would not see again. Each goodbye weighed heavily on my heart. I had truly began to feel at home in Cuglieri, and the thought of leaving this new home for a new “unknown” was disheartening and a bit terrifying.
Fortunately for me, my new host, Dino, and his wonderful family would vanquish those feelings immediately! Find out more about Dino next time on Exploring Alexander!