From History 10 to real life
Pompeii Travel Blog› entry 14 of 18 › view all entries
When I was in grade 10, I took Ancient history. I had this teacher, bless her soul, she was obsessed, completely and totally obsessed with Pompeii. She had gone there twice and she just could not get over how amazing the place was. So for days upon days during our Roman Empire unit we listened to her spout off at the mount about Pompeii. As boring as it was, it made me really want to visit there, so when I found out the Italy trip included Pompeii I was jumping with joy ready to get er done! Although the day started off crappy, because my friend got coned by one of the people selling souvenirs, and she took way too much inner emotional beatings for it, it was a great experience. The temperature was nice enough to wear just jeans and a t-shirt and the weather went from being completely horrible, to sunny and minimal clouds. I do have to say, because I hate tours, the tour killed me, but it was nice because we didn't necessarily have to stay with our group guides, so we just kind of wandered around. My favorite fact of the day was about how they only found one remain of a dog in the lava because this one was tied up and the others had a sixth sense and knew something was up, so they all ran away before the volcano erupted, pretty cool I think.