i’ve realized that a bucket list is really awesome! it gives you focus and forces you to get yer (my) butt off that computer chair and actually plan some awesome weekends! so yeah, the first on my list to tackle was that trip to ponza, an offshore island close by to rome. well, i wouldn’t exactly call it close by technically, considering it took us 1 1/2 to drive to terracina, and then an hour’s ferry to actually even get to ponza.
but it’s well worth it. i’ll let the pictures do the talking.
disembarking at the port, you instantly feel as though the work woes of the week have been left behind in mainland italy and that knotted up, stressed feeling within oneself starts to slowly unravel as you breathe in the sea breeze and gaze at the merry islandfolk and well-rested tourists.
going along with an italian friend for this trip proved to be such an awesome decision – considering that things really just fell in place despite us not having planned a single thing besides knowing that we wanted to be at ponza on saturday. having that ability to converse and ask for privy information is something that no matter how many years of practice at italian wouldn’t yield. so we essentially, reached the island, hopped on the only local bus, and headed to one of the beautiful coves in the island.
and yes, you have to climb down and up by yourself. there’s no other way. yup, we met tired, old ladies panting and emphatically saying ‘fa caldo‘ (too hot) and ‘muore‘ (i die) on the steps as we headed down.
everything just seemed to fit in place to form this mediterranean heaven. and speaking of beaches, santa marinella, you just got pwned pretty bad.
guys, i just found my future summer residence. and LOOK at that crystal clear water.
LOOK AT THAT WATER. i do not dare comment to my italian friends about fort siloso beaches. (*hides face*)
part 2 coming soon.