Summer's Last Hurrah part 1 - Amalfi Coast

The weather in Amsterdam is beginning to suck and the temperature is beginning to drop. So what's a girl to do? Escape the gloominess and head over to somewhere warmer. I hope you're ready for this jelly because this is going to be one long ass post. Haha.


Our long weekend began in Positano, a cliffside village along Italy's beautiful Amalfi Coast. We went for a nice walk to get some breakfast and then we headed to the beach afterwards.


We headed over for a late lunch at a small town called Laurito. Here we met two couples vacationing from Australia. We pretty much tagged along with them until late in the evening. We even snagged a free boat ride back to Positano (yay!) where we had some drinks and watched the sunset in a very posh-looking villa called Villa Treville.


Our initial plan was to head early to the island of Capri. But because of the crazy, giant waves, all ferry rides leaving from Positano were cancelled. So instead of going to Capri, we went to Furore to see its famous fjord (which is basically a small crack in the rocks, an ancient gorge that was a hidden place for the bandits in the past). But before we go check the Fiordo di Furore, this is a treat to all foodies out there. This is what you get if you decide to buy breakfast early in the morning from shops.

So going back to Furore...

Fiordo di Furore is like a natural port, where it is only possible to arrive by the sea side. The place is surmounted by a natural rock arch that perfectly completes the charm of this place.


Underwhelmed by the fjord, we decided to go to Praiano for a quick lunch and a little bit of exploration. We didn't manage to go to the beach because there'd been so many tourists, most buses were full. We had to get to Sorrento after all.


Since there are no boats going to Capri from Praiano or Positano, we went to the tip of the boot which is Sorrento. From there, we caught a ferry to the island of Capri. I didn't take many pictures because the ride wasn't fun. I have terrible motion sickness and needless to say, was quite miserable in the ferry.



Ah, the birthplace of the Caprese salad, the lovely island of Capri. Too bad it was raining quite a lot, we didn't get to see much of it. But for what it's worth, we ate like a king (as we did for the most part of the trip). We of course had a caprese salad (the mozarella di bufala is to die for), some grilled octopus, and I had a shrimp lemon risotto.

Sadly, the weather was so gloomy and it seemed like the rain wasn't going to stop, so we decided to head straight to Napoli. Not all ferries were running that day and to avoid the possibility of getting stuck in the island, we took the soonest ferry to Naples. But that story's for another day. :)

I hope you enjoyed my entry for today. All photos were taken using my iPhone because unfortunately, I lost the battery of my Sony NEX 5N (huhu). Nonetheless, I had fun shooting with my handy dandy iPhone. It was very convenient. Please watch out for my next entry because it's dedicated to the rough and tough city of Naples.

P.S. I'm also on Instagram (@tinyasiantravels). Please follow my adventures there as well (if you haven't already). Thanks and 'til next time! ♥