After a long drive we passed by the capital of Italy – Rome and an hour later we finally glanced a huge mountain rising in the distance. We immediately knew it was mount Vesuvius, which is actually a volcano. It felt just as the mountain was welcoming us and telling us that our final destination – Amalfi coast in near. Vesuvius is really majestic and sublime. It is standing proudly, watching over the city of Naples and Amalfi coast.
As soon as we left Naples behind and entered the Amalfi peninsula,we actually entered a completely different world. The atmosphere changed from empty endless motorways through hot and barren Italian landscape to lively coastal life with curvy roads and a lot of traffic. The atmosphere was light and entering the Amalfi peninsula gave me that true feeling of holidays.
We pierced through traffic and finally reached Sorrento, where our home for the next week was. I am not exaggerating if I say we entered paradise. There were so many breathtaking views, so I ran around like a crazy person took photos of everything and tried to take everything in at the same time. I was enraptured by this place immediately.
I wanted to come to Amalfi coast so badly and I there I was standing there and looking at the beautiful coast, sea and Mount Vesuvius. I could not comprehend I was really here.
If I had to explain you what happiness means to me, this would be it:
Arriving to a place you wanted to visit really badly and when actually there, it turns out to be much more than you would ever hope it to be.
Sometimes you go places and you think they were nice, you had a great time, but you are also happy to be back home, back to your everyday life.
Ah…, and then there are places that trigger something completely different within you. It’s hard to put it in words but if had to I would say it is a mixture of complete happiness, freedom and some weird melancholy at the same time. You already know how hard it will be to leave this place, but on the other hand, being in this place, living your best life definitely outweighs that “post-travel misery”.
Thank god I am leaving for another trip in just two days!