Monday, October 27, 2014

POMPEII (Napoli/ Naples stop)

this is definitely a late Monday post. I feel like a juggler that belongs in a castle. I remember someone in Milan said: one who does everything is a master of none (jack of all trades, master of none). well hopefully, soon I'll master the art of juggling & become better than Jack.

This post is about Napoli ( english name: Naples). Pompeii.

Advice, get a tour guide if you go to Pompei. It's pretty huge, and just a map isn't enough. on the cruise you get tired of paying at every stop, but having a tour guide helps, for someone to explain the different sites. Gorgeous morning!!! this was from my balcony on the ship
A photo posted by Bombchell (@lovebombchell) 
in bed being lazy
A photo posted by Bombchell (@lovebombchell) 

Capri/ Amalfi Coast or Pompeii... well... we had a Great Gatsby themed party to get to later evening, so we had to be back early on the ship. hence we picked Pompeii! (I haven't watched it yet, I know a guy from my class is actually from Pompeii).

I was hoping to hang out with a friend who's from Napoli but he decided to go on holiday (yea Gaetano i mean u!!! lol)( thanks for the various recommendations, wish i had more time to see them)

OMG!!!!!!!! at the entrance of pompeii there's a small market with all these!!!!!!! LIKE WTF??? right!!! CRAZY!! she told me the house to find paintings, super rated x paintings.  I can't believe the painting etc are for real. I got so confused with my map... and the heat that i lost track of finding the house.

Sis & I

Trust me!!! get a guide lol

Time for those fun/ horrible holiday poses:



:( & awe



we decided we wanted to see the city.... half way thru kinda fell asleep!! Napoli isn't easy on the eyes. It's like a bad section of Lagos. don't believe just watch. (we even asked the taxi guy where all the players live, he said not in the city)... OH yea! better bring your igbo sense/ street smarts with you when you come here or you'll get hustled (sharp taxi guys!)

so when i woke up... we were back at the port, and it was time for the Great Gatsby themed party... did i tell you my Twin Aunts were turning 50????? hence this whole cruise round Europe. Pretty badass, their costumes were AMAZING. sadly i only have a picture of me :) lol

Sorry again about the Late Monday post! Check out the blog next Monday!

(hmmm i wonder why lots of people read but hardly anyone ever comment, i sometimes feel like i'm talking to myself! lol)

Good Night! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Marseille trip & pictures

My crazy European adventure.
I had a crazy summer, right after graduation I went to Lagos, Nigeria for 2 weeks, attended a cousins wedding, then i went to London to be a brides maid for another cousin, the next day I flew to Barcelona to go on a European cruise, (Marseilles was one of the stops), after the cruise went back to Barcelona, Flew to London same day for my aunt's 70th birthday, then after 2 days, I flew home to Atlanta!! *whew* then I got to rest for 2 good months at home. (Oh yea thank for the tickets dad! lol)

Went to Marseille, France with the family. Apparently Marseille is the second largest city in France (thanks wikipedia). Most of the pictures are all at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

so this is picture loaded!!! pictures are from this summer. currently 6.30am oh gosh i cant be late for work.

it was really cool to have a chance to all get together, especially since we all live in different cities & continents. I'll post more about the cruise next Monday.

me, my sis, my cousin
Not much pictures of me in this post since i was taking majority of the pictures, and i looked blurry in the ones people took of me!!! *tear drops* why can't they make me look good!!! like i do for them!

leaving the dock. luckily a couple of my little cousins (6-13yrs) were fluent in French and helped us get cabs etc. Nigerian French school do work!!

our taxi

can i love this shot any more?!

 one of the coolest pictures i think i took all summer. my cousin & my sister were busy taking pictures of themselves, and i took a cool shot of them while walking up, they weren't even aware when i took it.
one of my favorite shots

I LOVE!! these next 2 SHOTS OF MY SIS

I was suprised to see SPAR over there!

below collage was made by my sis & i uploaded to instagram

that's all folks!
hope you enjoyed the pictures

camera: Sony DSLR A33
lens: 50mm 1.4
Edit: Adobe LightRoom 3 & Picassa for collage

Sisters collage: her cell phone (Iphone 5s or Samsung can remember & some phone app)