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Third photo down in the recent post...found AMAZING gelato in the shop to the right of "Bric A Brac"...thanks for taking me back!


we walked past there as they were just opening!


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We continued on along the coast to the town of Amalfi; giving Chiro much praise for his driving skills.

We came to the only stop light on the Amalfi coast and had about a 20 minute wait.
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can you imagine being in that car when that bus is turning?!
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Once again we were dropped off with an hour to roam. We barely scratched the surface of this beautiful seaside town.



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I go pro’d almost the whole drive and have yet to go through that footage so I’ll try to tonight and get it into the blog for this day.

Amalfi town:

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don’t mind if I do!

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big man with a little cup. always cracks me up when he drinks espresso
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I had to google the name of the bakery. I’m pretty certain it is Panificio Apicella and we paid 4 something euro for our snacks and drinks including my Coke Zero.

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We LOVED Amalfi and would 100% go back to spend more time there. We bought some pasta and some local wine to bring home for a dinner night with friends. Can’t wait to open those!




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If you can’t tell yet my notes from this part of the day are very limited...we were too busy saying wow wow wow the whole time

We had about 5 minutes until we had to meet Anna so walked out to take some photos. Many more “wow”s commenced.

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next stop Positano
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it’s hard to see here but there’s a stair case on the right. Anna said people come here to do this trail and it’s breathtaking (adding that to my bucket list)
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There were nativity scenes all along the coast. It made me cry.
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https://www.italianalluretravel.com/beautiful-amalfi-coast-roadside-nativity-always-there-to-enjoy/
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Instead of dropping us off at the top of Positano Chiro drove down so that we would be closer to the bottom...it was hot and he knew we’d die! We had an hour and 15 minutes before we had to meet back up.
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I had one specific goal in mind and set us in that direction.
Along the way:
Across from this store is a WC:
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one of my favorite photos:
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Nate’s version of that photo:
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we’re getting closer to my goal


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I just looked at the videos on my phone from this day, and not including anything from my gopro I have an hour of footage. LOL. might be breaking this up into 2 or 3 videos once I’ve got it all together.

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, singinalot said:


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Oh man... For me this is the photo of this review so far. I have to go back here. I sat in this same spot.

There's only 3-4 places I have cruised to in this world so far that I would rather go back and spend a week on land vs. cruising. The Amalfi Coast is one of them.

 

 

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On 10/22/2019 at 3:58 PM, silkismom said:

When we lived in Europe, wwwaaaayyyy back, we used to go to McDonalds for the bathroom, free & clean.

 

Same!

 

OP- Thanks for posting! I'm loving your photos. 

And congratulations on your upcoming marriage. My husband and I married on November 9th (back in 2002) It was a perfect fall day for us and hopefully it will be for your too!

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Oh man... For me this is the photo of this review so far. I have to go back here. I sat in this same spot.
There's only 3-4 places I have cruised to in this world so far that I would rather go back and spend a week on land vs. cruising. The Amalfi Coast is one of them.
 
 


I showed your note to Nate and he said “that’s exactly right”.




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Same!
 
OP- Thanks for posting! I'm loving your photos. 
And congratulations on your upcoming marriage. My husband and I married on November 9th (back in 2002) It was a perfect fall day for us and hopefully it will be for your too!


oooh happy early anniversary!!! praying for good weather but we’re getting snow tonight and it’s supposed to be 70 this weekend. lol. We’ll see what the day holds!


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We left off with arriving at my destination. I’m not sure if I was more excited to see it in person myself or to see Nates jaw drop...It had been doing that all day along with mine

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y’all I can’t even tell you. pictures do NOT do the beauty of this place justice.


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We had about 25 minutes until our meet up time...but but but WE DON’T WANNA LEAVE

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Nate bought himself a pair of house shoes in this store:
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I was SO hot! Bought these at the stand in the parking lot where we met Anna and Chiro. It was expensive. I think 7 or 8 euro. Tip: don’t got to the stand at the parking garage!

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Back in the car...we are just in awe at today
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We stopped at an overlook of Positano next and I took video there and apparently no photos. I’m going to take some still shots from it and will post them next


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On 10/22/2019 at 9:14 PM, singinalot said:

And 300 euros for it to be private???? Spoiler Alert: Nate and I both said it was worth so much more at the end of the day.

I think that was a great deal.  We spent $180 (through Royal) each for a bus to Amalfi, boat to Serano, bus to Pompeii.  It included lunch and Pompeii tour.  Problem was we only got 30 minutes in Amalfi, and ran through Pompeii.  

 

Since this was your second time, did you feel like you had a more relaxed time?  We enjoyed the trip, but came home exhausted.  Honestly we packed so much into each day, it was hard to fully enjoy what we were seeing sometimes.

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I think that was a great deal.  We spent $180 (through Royal) each for a bus to Amalfi, boat to Serano, bus to Pompeii.  It included lunch and Pompeii tour.  Problem was we only got 30 minutes in Amalfi, and ran through Pompeii.  
 
Since this was your second time, did you feel like you had a more relaxed time?  We enjoyed the trip, but came home exhausted.  Honestly we packed so much into each day, it was hard to fully enjoy what we were seeing sometimes.



we were actually more tired this trip than last! I’m not sure why honestly. LOL. maybe because we were even MORE excited knowing what we were in store for. I also think having the interior didn’t help. We always felt like we needed to sleep longer.


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