Capri & Anacapri

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When we went to Naples a week or so ago my friend Keri Smith said that if I ever went back to go to the chair lift in Anacapri.  I kept that in the back of my mind, but figured I’d never go back.  Little did I know that on the second cruise and the last day we’d be going back!  As soon as I realized it we were going back I went to work researching how to get there.  My entire family was against me,

You’ll never have enough time to go.”

“It’ll be to expensive.”

“Nobody wants to go, why do you?”

I just smiled at them and continued with my research.  After working with our concierge, I learned how to get there (ferry boat and then bus ride) and about how much, roughly 50 euros.  Once I had the information my mom, Brandi and Alex quickly got on board.  The rest of the group was too scared to ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain. Wimps.

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We had no problem getting to the chairlift, it was the return trip that was more of a problem. 

We hopped right back on the bus and headed back toward Capri and these buses are full.  I mean, PACKED.  They stop loading the bus when the next person to get on decides its to full to climb on.  On the way back we got on mid-way through the line and I got shoved near the door.  It wasn’t that big of a deal until we got to the first stop and my arm caught in the door and got squished.  Oh.My.Gosh did it hurt.  The entire bus was yelling, “CLOSE THE DOOR HER ARM IS STUCK” in several languages but the driver either didn’t hear or didn’t care.  Luckily the door finally closed and I was able to get my arm out.

Not to long after my arm squishing the bus stopped again and the driver announced “Finished” and everyone got off the bus.  The four of us looked at each other and then down the cliff to the water below and new were NOT where we wanted to be.  It turns out that we got on the wrong bus and ended up in the actual town of Capri and not the marina area we were looking for.  It took us a few minutes to figure out where we were and how to get back to the marina to catch the ferry back to our cruise ship.  It didn’t take long before we were back on the bus heading down the hill.

Keri was right and this was an amazing place to visit.  Of all the beautiful stops along our Mediterranean Cruise I have to say this was the most beautiful.  I’d go back to Capri and Anacapri in a heartbeat.

Tonight is our last night on board.  Our bags are packed and are in the process of being picked up and prepped for disembarkation tomorrow morning.  It’s crazy to believe that are 24 day Mediterranean adventure is coming to an end and we’ll be home soon.  Time definitely flew and we definitely had a great time.

Next time I check-in I’ll be home.  Am I ready?  Yes and no.  Twelve hours ago I would have said no way when I was unpacked and in vacation mode; now that I am almost packed, my cupboard (the nickname of my bedroom) is bare and we’re talking flights home I’m beginning to be ready. 

Tomorrow morning we’ll disembark the Norwegian Jade about 8:30am and head the the Rome airport where will board a Delta flight to JFK and then onto Seattle.  Our journey home will begin at 8:30am in Rome (11:30pm on Friday in Seattle) and we will be home roughly 24 hours later as we land in Seattle about 11:30pm.  Tomorrow will be a LONG day, but I’m hopeful that both flights will have power plugs so we can keep our electronic devices charged and thanks to movies the time will fly.  Tomorrow at this time we’ll be well on our way home.

I’ll see you back in Seattle.

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8 Responses to Capri & Anacapri
  1. Keri S.
    April 20, 2015 | 8:51 AM

    So glad you made it work! Those views are incredible! I know what you mean about trying to fit everything in–we did Capri, Anacapri, Sorrento & Pompeii all in one long day but it was my favorite! Happy travels home. Glad you had a great cruise!

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      April 20, 2015 | 8:59 AM

      Wow you were busy! What cruise line were you on?

  2. Keri S.
    April 20, 2015 | 8:52 AM

    We were on Royal Carribean but we didn’t use any of their tours. I booked all of ours privately so we could customize them & we ended up seeing so much more that way. But it was absolutely exhausting…and here we go again..

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      April 20, 2015 | 8:59 AM

      Going on another cruise??

  3. Keri S.
    April 20, 2015 | 8:52 AM

    Yes, a Scandinavian one next month. The tours are a little easier this time around, except for St Petersburg, Russia. What cruise line were you on & were you happy with it overall?

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      April 20, 2015 | 9:01 AM

      We went on Norwegian and it was okay. Service wasn’t spectacular, my family prefers Princess

  4. Lisa Riggs
    April 27, 2015 | 9:23 AM

    Wow! That looks beautiful, and it seems like you had a fun adventure, even with the few mishaps :) Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Donna
    April 27, 2015 | 1:11 PM

    Sounds like a great trip! I bet you were glad and made the effort to make it to the mountain top – the spontaneous parts of a trip are always the most exciting :)
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