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At the Top of Mt. Vesuvious

 

Taking a step closer to the edge, I was surprised that I could actually see the bottom of the crater.  Moreover, I was shocked that I was standing on a volcano but not just any volcano.  I was at the top of Mt. Vesuvius.

On our journey to the Amalfi Coast, we stopped off at Mt. Vesuvius for a little hike up the mountain.  While hiking might not appeal to everyone, the climb up the mountain was totally worth the view!  You can walk around the top of Mt. Vesuvius and look down into the crater.  On clear days you can even see the city of Pompeii below. 

Travel Tip:  The climb isn’t free.  There is a bus that takes you halfway up the mountain and then you have to pay to climb to the summit.  

- Kelly 

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Katrina Alford, Concordia University - Irvine

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This past weekend, I traveled to Budapest with WSA with a couple of friends from my university abroad, and I couldn't have asked for a better trip! After arriving at the hostel, we met Bogi, our tour guide for the weekend, who was instantly friendly and welcoming. Throughout the weekend, Bogi was an amazing guide! She showed us some great places for shopping and food, as well as the top sights around the city. You could tell she loved her job and never passed up an opportunity to share about her hometown and some of its history. She was so friendly and was sincerely interested in us as individuals and did everything she could do accommodate our priorities for the weekend (whether it was food, shopping, nightlife, sightseeing, etc.) I would highly recommend WSA's guided tours for any student studying abroad who wants to explore more than their university's city!

Katrina Alford, Concordia University - Irvine ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015

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