So I left the land of good old architecture, russian mob owned businesses and cheep beer (thats prague folks) and headed for Naples today. As a pizza fanatic, I figured it would be worth spending the night here before heading to Rome.
Prague airport was surprisingly nice. And the checkin process actually made sense. Each flight had its own counter as opposed to one counter for all flights of a specific airline. I bought a (the worst I've ever had (stick to meat meals in prague)) caesar salad and water for 400 czech crowns at the airport since I figured there would be no food on the airplane.. They actually served 2 types of crackers and a drink on the 2 hour flight. Aside from killing flies on the airplane.. It was a pretty decent change from the trains I've been sitting on. Once I got to the airport I exchanged my remaining 250 czech crowns for approximately 3 euros.
As I reach the 2 1/2 week mark I'm starting to slow down and sleep more. My current running joke is that I'm developing narcolepsy.. I know I know.. Theres nothing funny about it. Having a cold plus the 95 degree weather probably doesn't help but this is the second day where I missed any open attractions.. Instead I climbed a few hundreds steps to walk around the dimonte museum. Which was quite stunning. The walk up was a little intense as the steps definitely had some eery smells and there was no one around in site. On the way back down I noticed the beautiful view and felt the urge to take a bunch of pictures (I am a tourist afterall).. Then some flies started attacking me. So I moved on and noticed a few steps down a man shooting heroin.. Like needle in the arm. I used to live in Philadelphia and never saw that shit. I suppose the needles I had taken pictures of at the top of the steps could have been a warning sign.
Anyway, all complaints aside its nice to be in southern europe. The first half of my trip was plagued with cold weather and rain. The second half will be too much heat and ice cream.. Its a tough life, I know. Naples is an interesting city, kinda dirty and really fast fast paced with scooters and cars constantly buzzing by but everyones pretty and extremely fashionable. Also, I'm getting breakfast served in my room in the morning which is a welcome change. I'm gonna pass on making any judgements of Naples since I'm only here for a night. Hopefully I'll actually see everything in Rome I intend to see. Or atleast eat lots of delicious food and ice cream. Im not even an ice cream person.. Its something about hot weather in europe and no a/c I guess.