I wrote this category description before heading out on the trip that took me to, among other places, Naples (Napoli), Italy for the second time in my life, but the first time since starting this travel journal.

What did I do there during that second visit? How the heck would I know? If you’re asking that question now, please go back and reread the preceding paragraph. I haven’t been on that trip yet as I write these words.

Harumph. Some people absolutely refuse to pay any attention whatsoever. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother.

That having been grumbled, the software I use to publish this journal does not give you, the reader, any way to access a category page until there’s at least one post that falls under it.

So, if you are reading this—evidence suggests you are—there is at least one Naples entry from that trip (and, who knows, maybe others)  linked below. You have an advantage over me in that regard. Assuming you follow the link(s) and read the post(s), you know at least something of what I did in Naples. You probably have a great many other advantages over me as well—I’m something of a schlemiel—but that’s something completely different. Never mind about that.

If you read the linked entry/entries, please let me know what I did in Naples. The anticipation is getting to be a bit too much for me. I imagine it will include eating some pizza because, Naples.

This category is a subcategory of Italy and a sub-subcategory of Europe, because that’s how geography works in this journal.


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