"Exit, stage left even."
The plane flight from Atlanta
to Bruxelles (Brussels) was uneventful. Nothing of note for an entire
night of sitting in the same tiny, uncomfortable seat watching a cheesy
computer animation of a plane unmoving on a map. It changes every few
seconds to show a close up of how far you havent moved, the outside
temperature to remind you that youll die instantly should the plane
blow a door or something, then back to the map of the Atlantic with the
plane in the exact same place. The lucky ones nod off and wake up sometime
later, amazed at how far the pixels have crept across the display. The
rest of us suffer through a couple of bad movies everyone has already
On my way off the plane I decided to steal the small sheet Delta provided. They call it a blanket. I stuffed it in my carry-on in case I needed a towel, a la Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Napoli has been described as
the armpit of Europe for quite some time - hot, smelly, sticky. However,
when we arrive it's not hot at all. In fact, I was wishing I'd brought
something with long sleeves as we trundled out to the waiting busses.
But the trip out of town did show some of the underarm qualities of the
Fortunately we didnt stick around. Our first stop was Vico Equense, a small town on the opposite side of the bay of Napoli. From the highway we got a marvelous view from top the high gray cliffs overlooking the bay with Napoli looking charming in the distance and Vesuvius lurking behind it.
The bus unloaded at Hotel
Aequa. I was buzzing on adrenalin again, so my backpack didnít slow me
down as I gawked at the hotelís beautiful patio overlooking the bay, and
the pretty dining area with huge windows and French style doors
opening onto the balcony. We climbed the steps to find our rooms.
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