Once upon a time, I stumbled upon a picture on #pinterest. Well, it was just a random picture but I knew right away, that it was love at first sight❤️. The website described this place as the reflection of heaven on earth, to which I’m not too sure -whether to be pleased or terrified. Positano, a word I have never heard before, I pencilled it into my virtual travel bucket list and many years later, here we are! Where I am about to painfully rub your eyes sore with all these beautiful pictures -which btw, took no effort to take nor edit.
But before that, let me break down the not-so-glamorous part of the whole thing, PLANNING! As Amalfi coast in general is rather pricey to stay at, I looked for a reasonable-ish apartment to stay which needs to fulfill pre-requisite number 1: facing the Spiaggia Grande. If you looked it up way in advance, they may not open yet for reservation as like a lot of other holiday spots, they only operate 6 months a year. It will just come up as ‘fully booked’ but in actuality, there is no one at the other end to deal with your reservations. Unless of course, you are booking your holiday via a travel agent -something I have yet to experience.
An apartment with 2 bedrooms costs us £200/night (5 nights) and our flights were £85pp -which I think were absolute steal!
A month prior to our travel, my only brother Paul, decided to join us and the rest was history.
Woke up at 1.30AM. Used taxi to coach station. Bused it to the airport. 3 hours flight to Naples. 90 minutes bus to Sorrento. 50 minutes packed ride to Positano. The latter almost witnessed me and brother involved in a gang fight (a gang fight in my head just because my brother has an enormous tattoo and his temper is no joke, as well as mine😡) with another tourist who pushed us around inside the cramped bus. Luckily, we rise above our ego and the need to feel right all the time, so we did spare his life😝
Upon arriving, we lost our way trying to find our apartment in the midst of millions of steps in Positano. Thankfully we bumped into David (pictured below) who kindly showed us around! Thank you🙏🏽, David!
‘Every act of kindness creates a ripple of no end’ -unknown.
So, the following morning, we were just staying around Positano so that we could truly immersed ourselves in its culture and natural beauty. The colourful vertical city was full of life at night, abundant with human basking under the sun ☀️in the afternoon but its morning was quiet and undisturbed.
But above all, there is one culture that takes precedence. Photography 📷culture. Even if that means you have to wake up at 7am to put your make-up and deodorant on #priorities #areyoujudgingme🙄
This time around, I have my baby brother to take my pictures, yaayyy! Someone who I could simply summon to get that illusion of long legs and torso. Oh wait, don’t I have that kind of ‘someone’ already?😅 Ahhhhhhh, he’s on time-off. For now.
As you can see, we had such a successful morning of self-appreciation with our selfies and self-absorbed emo pictures🤷🏻♀️. I do have a lot more gorgeous pics but I think you might have reached to the point where enough is enough 😆#sisredha So shall we moved on to food pictures now?
Today marked the most important day in this whole trip. We woke up early, showered and ready to go by 8am. It was the day when we were going to sail along the Amalfi coast towards Capri, with several stops along the way -namely White cave, Green cave and Blue Grotto. The whole tour will take about 8- 9hours. So first, breakfast! Thank you chef!🙏🏽👨🏻🍳
After almost 3 hours in the boat, we stopped at Capri (Marina Grande) for lunch and was given 3 hours to roam by ourselves. It was quite exciting to explore new territory so we need to make the most out of it. To go to the main town, we could either walk for 30minutes (which under the scorching hot sun, this could mean 9 years of Goblin walking in the desert -only Goblin lovers would understand the torture) or 7 minutes of cable car ride. The choice was obvious, no? But first, picture!
We got lost in the small Capri and not sure where to stop to feed our hungry tummy. The thing was, we were more thirsty than hungry so this one will do for now. Finally, I got to rest my Kardashian bum and the boys were just too happy to rest their feet!
After 3 hours, we returned to our boat and gladly surrender to the cold breeze and sea water that spat our way. More than an hour later, we arrived at Positano, tired but extremely grateful.
The next day, I suggested we visit this village called Ravello. Everyone who went to Positano highly recommend this place so I told the boys we ought to go. A breakfast was made and we booked our ferry ride to Amalfi on the same day. It only took less than 30mins
We had some ice-cream and my brother even had a ‘skinny’ dip in the ocean. Before we knew it, it was time for ferry ride home to Positano.
Prior to my brother leaving for Sorrento, I decided to bring him to Case e Bottega, a place I heard a lot from a youtuber I followed; Mimi and Alex Ikonn. They are younger than me but very inspiring entrepreneurs and human in general.
After the brunch, we took a lengthy walk to the shops to buy some bus tickets to Sorrento. In the afternoon, my brother left us, but we shall see him the next day, back in London! Travel safely!!
Woke up early as we knew the journey gonna be long and tedious. We decided to take our time and enjoy every moments together. At the same time, while looking back at those pictures, I feel extremely blessed and loved. This was the first time that I travelled with my brother abroad and despite our differences, we do come together as a family unit in the end.
And if you thought ‘Yes! The pictures are over now!’, you couldn’t be more wrong. This is my blog space as well as my travel journal. I wish someday, our younger generations will look back and said -wow, grandma used to be sooo cooool!😆😅 A last few ones, I promised!😘
Okay lovelies, thank you for your patience. I hope you love this super long entry with pictures! Enjoy your weekends! XX Sophie Voon