6/25/15

Shark Attack Travels... // Day 3 + 4: Pool + Capri


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On the 3rd day of our trip, we decided to take it easy and to spend some time by the pool. I'm not one to sit and spent hours tanning and swimming - I'm more a Dora The Explorer kinda girl -, but I can handle it every once in a while. On day 4, we booked a boat trip to Capri. We initially thought that we would visit other islands as well, but there was some kind of a mix up. Anyway, Capri was so beautiful that we didn't even mind. 

We booked the boat trip at our hotel. If you visit Sorrento, you will notice that there are a gazillion tourism offices where you can book all kind of trips. Try asking at your hotel first. The staff usually knows at least one person who organizes these trips as well and they might arrange a nice price for you. 

First, we had a couple of hours to visit the Capri island itself. Seriously, how cool are those cabs? To get to the city centre or to Anacapri, you will need a cab; unless you love to walk zig zag, uphill streets in the blistering sun. The cab drivers will try to convince you to let him give you a tour through Capri. We did it and it's a nice way to discover the island, but it will cost you about 100 euros. The driver will always set a higher price, so don't be afraid to negotiate. These cabs can carry up to six persons, so you could divide the costs by six. We first stopped at Anacapri, which is located on top and has the best views and scenery. You will find tons of typical, touristic stores with all the local products and souvenirs. We then went to Capri's city centre, which is perfect if you love shopping and have a unlimited credit card. You will find all the luxury boutiques there. 

We then took off by boat again to discover the Capri coast. The Blue Grotto is one of Capri's most famous attractions; because of sunlight passing through an underwater cavity, the water and cave are illuminated by the most gorgeous blue reflection. The entrance fee is usually NOT included in the trip. You will stop near the entrance with your boat, where you have to get into a tinier boat (usually navigated by the locals). They will bring you into the cave, you will get a minute or two to take a picture and then they bring you out. The entrance is very small, which explains the little white boats. A visit to the Blue Grotto will cost you about 13 euros, which you have to pay in cash to the guy that's navigating your boat. I wanted to go into the Blue Grotto, but nobody on our boat wanted to go with me so I didn't go, because I didn't want to let an entire boat wait for me. And now, I totally regret it. Silly me. 

The trip continued and we also visited the Green Cave and the White Cave; both are free and very beautiful as well. We also stopped near the Faraglioni Rocks for a swim,  which you might recognize from the Dolce & Gabbana 'Light Blue' commercial. We saw mountain goats, passed Sophia Loren's house, saw waterfalls and natural pools. Nature is unbelievable there. 

If you're planning to visit Capri, I hope you'll find these tips helpful. The boat trip is something I would definitely recommend you to do. It was such a wonderful experience and I'm positive that even those who don't have a thing with nature will love it. I'm so glad that I decided to film during this trip, so that you can see with your own eyes what I'm talking about. Enjoy! 

 
6/20/15

New // Miu Miu 'Noir' Sunglasses

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A little break from all the holiday vlogs to show you one of my purchases during my stay in Italy: the Miu Miu Noir sunglasses. The Noir sunnies were on my wish list for a long time and when I saw these special edition ones in Italy, I just couldn't help it. The 'caviar' texture, the rhine stones, the shape... They just had to come home with me. The fact that the owner of the sunglasses shop was about 90 years old did help a bit as well; I have a soft spot for old people.

What do you think about them?

SHOP THE SUNGLASSES:



 
6/16/15

Shark Attack Travels... // Day 2: Pompei


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On the second day of my stay in Italy, we visited the historic site of Pompei. I'm a huge history lover (I'm such a nerd) and seeing Pompei was definitely on my bucket list. We took the train to Naples at the Sorrento train station, which stops right next to Pompei. It's about half an hour by train from Sorrento to Pompei and you have to get off at the 'Pompei Scavi' stop.

Right before entering Pompei, you will be swamped by guides who want to show you the historic site. Since there are little to none signs with information about the buildings, etc. in Pompei, this could be a must... But only if you're willing to pay € 100 or more. If you do your research well before traveling to Pompei, you could save yourself a couple of bucks. And that research is very recommended, since Pompei is huge. We spent about 6 hours there and we still hadn't seen everything. And don't forget to protect yourself against the sun, because with little shadow there, you'll get yourself a sunburn before you know it. 

I put some images of Pompei in the vlog, so if you're not a fan of history, you might have to skip some parts here and there. But I decided to narrow it down to only the most impressive things. It was too warm to carry around my heavy DSLR camera, so I left it at the hotel. A video does this place way more justice. I was left absolutely speechless when walking around in Pompei. There's a certain vibe to the place that will make you feel very little and humble. The fact that mankind could create such a beautiful city so long ago, with so little means, just baffles me. 

I really hope you'll enjoy this video! 

 
6/10/15

Shark Attack Travels... // Day 1: Naples + Sorrento


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Hello from sunny Italy! We arrived here two days ago and I have fallen in love with Sorrento already. Every time I visit Italy, I'm so proud to be Italian. The country has a way to capture my heart over and over again. I'm now sitting in my hotel room, after spending the morning at the pool. I finally managed to upload this video, since the WiFi-connection adapts to the Italian way of life sometimes: slow, without a hurry. 

We arrived at the airport of Naples, rented a car and made our way to Sorrento. There was a storm in the evening, but it calmed down after an hour or so and then we went into the city centre to have dinner with some friends from Belgium who happened to be here on a trip as well. Yesterday, we visited Pompei, which was on my bucket list for ages. One of my dreams came true and I couldn't be happier. You'll see all about it in my next video (I don't know when that one will be online... Like I said: slow WiFi). 

In the meantime, you can follow my trip on Instagram and Snapchat as well; my username is Krizia_S on both apps. 

Ciao!