Last weekend I went to the little island of Procida which is basically between the coast by Capo Miseno and the more well-known island Ischia. This island is a little gem! The morning started a little chaotic, as me and my friends left the house a little late and had to rush in the car to get to Pozzuoli where we were planning to take … Continue reading A day in Procida
In Pozzuoli they have a very old tradition of making a game/contest called pennone. The basics of it it that you have to walk on a 13 metre long pole, covered in soap to catch a flag at the end, meanwhile the pole is tilting upwards and hovering over the water. This is celebrated on the national holiday ferragosto on the 15th of August and if you want … Continue reading Pennone
Coming from Denmark, I am used to cold summers with a lot of rainy, windy days. There the hot summer days are quite rare, although we have the occasional hot summer days or even a whole week with sun and warm enough to go to the beach, barbecue, etc. However, in Campi Flegrei I have had to endure a lot of heat, which has not … Continue reading A rare rainy day…
After a somewhat challenging day that really drained my energy deposits, it’s nice to come home and find that the world does not entirely hate me! On my way here, my suitcase got a bit manhandled and the front pocket was almost ripped off entirely. With no energy to face Italian bagage claim, I decided I would try to find a way to handle the … Continue reading The Story of the Broken Suitcase
I’ve wanted to do a post about the Neapolitan hospitality ever since I started this blog, and I should probably have split this into two posts starting with the 1.0 version, but an experience yesterday made me see another, perhaps darker, side of it. I’ll get back to that later. Napolitani Ospitalità 1.0 Since I came, I’ve had so many great experiences with the Napolitani. … Continue reading The Neapolitan Hospitality 2.0
A few more observations, this time specifically about the transport here, which I think is very fascinating! The Napoletani knows how to get around. 1. Everyone has a car Even though considering the amount of traffic blockades, it’s not exactly the easiest way to get around. 2. Scooters own the place! They will slalom their way in and out of cars, meanwhile honking their horn … Continue reading 10 things about transport in and around Naples
So, in case any of my methodology teachers ever stumble upon this blog, I want to highlight that these observations are completely unscientific! It is merely my narrow perception of things, and have I seen something once, I believe it is always like this! Here comes the list! 1. Apparently I am an Alien This I base on the numerous stares I receive daily. Walking on … Continue reading 10 things I’ve observed during my first week in Campi Flegrei
So, I have created this blog to document my stay in the area Campi Flegrei or Phlegrean Fields/Burning Fields in the Italian region of Campania, where Naples is also located. I will be here for approximately 3 months to do an internship in relation to my studies in Denmark in International Hospitality Management. The main goal of the internship is to do the groundwork for … Continue reading Welcome to the world of Flegrean living!