https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaBellaItalia

Italy is great! I lost my streak and don't care!

I've been able to ask questions, order things, etc, and feel fairly confident about my Italian overall. A cameriere praised my accent the other night! Today we saw (some of) Pompei and Herculaneum; tomorrow we go to Capri.

The wifi here is not great--free, but sllloooooowwww to the point of being impossible. So even if I had had time to practice on Duo every day, I couldn't get into the site! And I don't care about my lost streak at all.

I hope you all are well. I'll try to post again when we get back to Rome. Another 10 days to go!

September 22, 2014

30 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/lindaljc

That's how it should be! Enjoy yourself and have fun making use of all you have learnt!

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sal17

Love, love Capri. Hope you had a fabulous time. Duolingo can wait - you are getting real life practice. Wonderful as duolingo is:-)

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MABBY

For the tour of the Grotto d'azzuro, you have to pay through the nose-- a ferry from Sorrento (or Napoli) to Capri, then a fee to get onto a boat to take you there, then a floating cash collection station takes two fees; one for the tour and one for the preservation society (or something like that), so it's a total of around 90 Euros per person for about a five minute visit inside the grotto.

I would do it again, in a heartbeat. You get serenaded by your boatman inside the grotto and, even though it is dark, it is gorgeous. The water is so warm when you dip a hand in, and the color is spectacular. It was worth it, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Then you go back into town and have Insalata Caprese-- tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella + oil and maybe balsamic vinegar if you're lucky.

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sal17

Yes, Maby. Absolutely love it. We had a week in Naples and used it as base for exploring the area, including Capri, the Amalfi coast and Pompei. I also loved Naples and would do it all again. Am now planning for our next trip the year after next and am trying to decide whether to have a week in Tuscany or a week in the lake district. So many nice areas to choose from.

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaBellaItalia

The seas were too rough for us to even try to get to the Blue Grotto. As it was, we had to rescue the passengers from a smaller boat that couldn't make it back to port. The little bit of a boat ride we had was well worth it!

September 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/007woofwoof

yes…losing the streak feels like a loss….So please have some more gelato and live it up!

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CallumRoy

Awesome to hear! And very encouraging for the rest of us. :)

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/licherry55

Wonderful - enjoy the experience, the perfect place to practice your Italian!

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ori_ka

Aha, we said you'd be fine and your Italian is great! :) I am glad to know you are doing great and wish you the even better experience in next 10 days. :))

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/luka.amoro

perché non mi fai visita io sono a Napoli :-)

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaBellaItalia

Ahh--how wonderful that would be! We were with a tour group and had to stay with them. Next time??

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/luka.amoro

Sure,That's my facebook https://www.facebook.com/luca.amoroso.182 I'm always available for the sharing languages and cultural sharing and to get together

September 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TylerDavis8

I Just Started It Today and I am doing Italian.

September 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Patricie6

Thank you so much for encouraging us!!!

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Batomouch

Grazie mille Julia! Buon proseguimento in Italia, a presto :)

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tictakwackx3

I have always wanted to go to Italy!! You're so lucky!

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/VStarTraveler

Glad you're having a great time, Julia, and that your Italian is being of benefit on your journey! Thanks so much for the report, and have a great rest of your trip.

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Eey91

That's fantastic and so encouraging. Hope you can practice and learn a lot.

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave

That's so great! You're a lucky one, going to Italy... dreamy eyes...

Enjoy, practice, eat a looooooot of awesome things and practice some more! (and tell us all how it is...)

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/natftw

:D

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tolivefreely

That's awesome Julia! And I hope you REALLY enjoy Capri! I went to an island similar named Ponza, and I know you're going to love it :)

And hey, you're practicing Italian! Now you can use what Duo's been teaching you! Buon viaggio!

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/luka.amoro

Di solito qui il servizio offerto da ristoranti e alberghi non è dei migliori. dovendo stare qui per più di un mese e dovendo fare molti spostamenti io ti avrei consigliato un offerta telefonica,cosi col 3G le cose andavano meglio,chiedi nei centri tim.per quanto riguarda il wifi in generale in Italia funziona bene il problema è quando è gratis (free) ,paese che vai usanze che trovi,buon viaggio.

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenin_Guari

Awesome!, I always wanted to go, I hope do it soon!

September 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/brittanypallett

I went to Italy 4 years ago. it is such a wonderful place. when I came back my mum insisted that I go to Italian school on Saturdays. I still go to this day (BTW before you start juding me take into note that I am 15)

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/russodo

Io sono verde d'invidia.

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/oktaya

Haha. you must have noticed nobody uses or expects you to use 'lei' instead of 'tu'. Just the way duo teaches it. :)

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/taramonet

Benissimo! Buon viaggio! Pompeii e Capri sono incredibili!

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trainman95630

Sounds wonderful. We are starting to work on our itinerary for a trip to Italy next fall

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/robcutmore

I'm looking forward to losing my streak when we visit Italy next year. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/M.artine

Have fun in Italy! It's cool that the waiter gave you a compliment on your pronuncation ;)

October 2, 2014
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