Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Go South


Crooning on my STEREO:
Rock This Party by BOB SINCLAIR

I've been waking up to non-existent classes and I am collapsing from the lack of sleep. Don't ask me why. I am too lazy to write. Just indulge in the pictures.


We were given 2 miserable hours to run across the entire city of POMPEII.
CAZZO. It's like asking you to circle Hyde Park 8 times in 1 hour. CAZZO!

WITHOUT A MAP.

Can you see the mighty Vesuvius in the background?

Here's something for the bored:
CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW TO ENLARGE AND SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT ME AMIDST THE RUINS.


The infamous lava-coated people. Everyone's been asking me about them. Well, they just look like, chocolate manequins.



After doing a 2 hour marathon run across the city of Pompeii, I had to SCALE MOUNT VESUVIUS.

IS THIS A BOOT CAMP OR WHAT

Cazzo. Mount Vesuvius is a frigging huge volcano. We were expected to hike to the crater and down again before sunset. That gives us, let's say, 2 HOURS



My shit photography doesn't do the volcano justice. You have to see it yourself to believe how magnificently HUGE it is. I bullshitted the rest of the troupe to believe that if you throw a stone into the crater, all your wishes will come true.

Within seconds, every gullible person in sight were flinging stones into the crater. This sudden meteoric shower was a great way to wake a dormant volcano.

Damn, I was THAT convincing.

We arrived NAPOLI the next day. The capital of theft and Pasolini-esque characters.


And it was raining. Like hell.



As usual I was under-dressed. Cold. Hungry.

And WITHOUT AN UMBRELLA .

7 comments:

cyber-red said...

aiyoyo throw stones down cavern.. smart la youuuu lolll

noty more like it also hahahah

Simple American said...

I see you!

I see you!

Now where do I throw this damn rock?

Course you have to be glad the volcano did not throw em back.

Rt Hon Sir Cipan Nougat-Tenuk said...

Lyn,

When I was in Pa-ree, on the bridge over the Seine, I tried a panoramic series of shots to try convey the whole place.

U can try that next time when you want to show how huge something is ... :D

Seriously, just use a tripod, swivel the cam around after each shot until you've covered the whole 360 degrees. Make sure each shot overlaps the other slightly.

Try it ... cheers ...

Yng Lyn said...

cyber red: babe!!! but everyone believed me... hahaha..

kor: hahahah we are lucky.. although some sulphur squirted out after we threw them in...

rt hon... aka. fellow gunner fan!!: good idea!! but i don't have a tripod and my camera is so ancient that you have to see to believe it. the batt compartment falls out if you don't secure it with a rubber band...

thanks for the tip anyway :)

lilyliverbird said...

Your hair looks fab! Did you have it done over there?

car@ said...

that's the worse thing it can happen to you when you are cold, tired and hungry. RAIN ON YOU and no umbrella!! hugs! it is supposed to be pouring here for all weekend too....bhooo bhoooo i hope there's no more floodingg...

Yng Lyn said...

lily: nahh did it in good ol' Bangsar. I took out my hair extensions (?!?) lately and it looks normal now ;)

cara: babes!!!! its getting dark so early here and its gonna rain next week!! :( freezing cold too!! can't wait to see ya in Espana!!! hugsssss