5 things you didn’t know about Pompeii *and were too indifferent to ask

 1. I wrote that headline and immediately lost interest in writing the appropriate photoblog. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I don’t know 5 things that you don’t know about Pompeii. Maybe it’s because I hate list-style articles. Either way, it’s not going to happen. 2. I’m actually sick of Pompeii. It was too hot there, the roads basically impossible to walk on normally (big rocks all uneven). It was so hot, I truly felt like one of the Italians who ran in terror from the lava flow of Vesuvius. Truly!
 3. Pompeii has a bunch of fraudsters hanging around it which really do taint the experience. One guy says one thing to sell you a map and the next guy says the opposite. Just have something that people actually want or would enjoy and don’t lie to tourists! What’s wrong with you people?!
 4. Pompeii might sound like an amusement park, but it’s really quite a downer. Everyone there is dead. Not currently, but everyone died. Is that super fun? No. There is a whorehouse where they sold sex slaves. Human trafficking is depressing in any era. Also, all they have are ruins, which are pretty bleak.
 5. You’d think they’d have a restaurant or hotdog cart in the ruins. They don’t. Blew my starving little mind! Here I am, walking around in the blistering sun, taking pictures FOR YOU and all I ask for is a hamburger or hotdog and some carbonated sugar water.

I’m so happy these photoblog posts about Pompeii are done. Where do you think the blog will go now? Definitely somewhere more interesting/photogenic! Put your guesses in the comments!

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  1. This is some of the best travel writing I have seen for some time…very refreshing.

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