Shannon’s Super Sexy Blog. Music. Travel. Randomness. And a Lot of Wine.


We are in Positano and the one internet cafe charges 8 euros per hour so I am going to make this brief… I KNEW I should have written before I left Naples where it was only 2 euros an hour!  Oh well.  We were so exhausted at the end of every day in Naples… there is so much to see and to do and we were trying to jam way too much.  We wore ourselves out there.

Naples is like two worlds.  One side of the wall is crazy, with noise and energy and a lot of traffic.  On the other side of the wall, there is some leafy garden that is so peaceful that if you did not know the crazy was on the other side, you would never believe it.

Also, I think I can safely say that Naples is the only place I have every deliberately walked in front of a bus.  It is the only way to make them stop.  I guess I thought when we came to Positano everything would be all mellow.  Not!

It is very beautiful here of course and 98% of the people are tourists, definitely a change there.  It is more expensive for sure… we got here yesterday so that we could celebrate my friend Sharon’s birthday with her.  So we took the ferry from Naples and got here and hung out a bit.  Then at a wine bar, a glass fell off the table and somehow a shard hit the ground and bounced up to cut Sharon’s leg very badly.  There was a lot of blood and after some not knowing what to do (though, for some odd reason, I had a huge bandage in my backpack) the woman behind the bar got hep to what was going on and she came out and butterfly bandaged the cut, then called the red cross.  Three guys came down the hill and stiched Sharon up, and it was quite intense.  On her birthday!  But she was super brave and then the red cross guys were done and had a coffee and a cigarette.

Colleen and I then went to check in to our B and B which is a bus ride down the road.  What they don’t really tell you is, the walk from the ferry to the bus OR a cab involves a lot of steps and a hill.  So, you pretty much have to use a porter, which we did, and then after all that excitement we said screw the bus, we need a taxi.  So we get our taxi and we are pulling up to the B and B when WHAM! Some lady rear ends us.  Cristo.  It was loud and we were a little shaken up, but the entire front bumper of the car behind us was completely ripped off.  I am a little sore in my neck and my shoulder but I am not sure if that is from the accident, or from pulling suitcases around.  Or both.  Anyway, we are OK and now we have a new friend, Rosaria from the wine bar who saved Sharon.  Sharon invited her to dinner and we all ate outside at the edge of the bay, overlooking the sea and it was tremendously beautiful. And now she has a scar but also this new friend who is so awesome that it is worth a scar, I think.

It was really wonderful to be a part of this celebration in this place.  And it is very weird to go from Naples to Positano!  Truly.  I kind of wish there was a bus or two to walk in front of.  (Actually, there are, but I have to share them with a lot of other people and somehow it is just not the same.)

Well, gotta go, I am going to the wine bar to hang out with Rosaria.  What else is there to do on a rainy day in Positano, especially when the wine is cheaper than the internet!

11 Responses to “Falanghinaland”

  1. nancyhol Says:

    Wow! You have really been on the move! Poor Sharon – on her birthday, no less. I guess that will be a birthday she will remember!

    Keep those posts coming! We eagerly await the next one!

  2. Marcia Says:

    Yikes! Poor Sharon, and I hope your necks are also ok. So I am sitting here at work, where the mousepad that I use I bought at that internet cafe in Positano – has a beautiful view of the harbor approach on it. Oh, and Positano is where my younger daugher dislocated her shoulder and probably met those same medicos from up the hill. Yikes again.

  3. Palma Says:

    OMG! Positano is supposed to be sunny and bloodless! Drink up, kids, and enjoy!

  4. Mindy Says:

    Another fun post to read Shannon!! I agree, a scar is worth a new lifelong friend. A birthday to remember for Sharon.

    See you soon. Maybe I’ll do something monumental to make it into your blog :))

  5. Rebecca Says:

    Jeez, you’re on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride over there……..and happy as hell, I’m sure!

  6. Kathy (Trekcapri) Says:

    Hi Shannon, wow what a day. I’m sorry to hear about what happen to your friend Sharon. Hope she is better. Well, the good news, is that this is one birthday I don’t think she will ever forget. Cristo is right. Hope you and Colleen are both okay from the rear ending incident. A nice lunch overlooking the beautiful sea and some wine on a rainey day in Southern Italy sounds fabulous. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy days to share some of your exciting adventures with us. Keep on having fun.

  7. Susie L Says:

    I just caught up with your blog and all I can say is “Wow!”. You guys are having a fantastic and intense trip. Glad to hear Sharon is okay, very scary, but you made a new friend! Very cool.

    Say hello to Colleen for me!

  8. LisaF Says:

    Wow! This is some funny stuff! Sounds like you’re having fun.

  9. Kim Says:

    Wow! I agree, scar worth a new friend. I hope your neck and back are feeling better today though. Can’t wait to see you next week!

  10. Krista Harris Says:

    Shannon, even the pressure of 8 euros an hour can’t keep you from writing a wonderful blog posting. I love following along – keep up the wonderful and wacky stories. My best to Colleen and Sharon.

  11. Marta Says:

    I’m glad to hear that Sharon is okay after that. What a weird accident – but it will make for a great story in the future. I hope you and Colleen are okay also after that taxi accident and steep hills. Enjoy the wine and new friend.

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