It was a dream.
Hi Dayre friends!
I just got back from my 10 day trip to Italy with Josh. We visited Rome & Positano and did a day trip in Capri. We also visited Abu Dhabi on our 17hr transit and managed to see a little of the city too.
It was completely surreal, especially Positano. The town of my dreams... Doing my research on the place, I constantly read that this place was somewhere that people kept revisiting year after year.
I didn't really get it because-- the world is so HUGE! I'd imagine myself wasting no time exploring every inch of this magnificent earth, choosing to leave pieces of my heart in all the different corners of the world once I have the chance, why would I want to go somewhere I've already been before?
And then... I visited Positano.
We took a boat to Positano and the waters were a stunning clear blue and the towns were all pastel and pretty.
This was the view from our balcony... Waking up to this every day was just breathtaking.
It really looks just like a dream. Right opposite us, the rich red coloured building with beautiful arched windows, is Le Sirenuse, the best & most fancy hotel in Positano.
It's also about 4K USD a night. Haha. One day, one day!
My friend Lola crocheted this bralette for me about 4 years ago. I still wear it for my beach days. Proud to support my friends ☺️
She's lolapopcrafts on ig and is working on lots of new and exciting things soon! She also does commissioned work so let her know I sent you her way~~~~~
And come night fall, the sun sets and the twinkling lights come on. Another dreamy picture.
We spent one night sitting on our balcony with takeaway paninis, in our PJs, watching the sun set and just being with each other. It was perfect!
We took a boat to Capri to see the Blue Grotto and the island itself. Waking up early meant having the town to myself!
If anyone has been to the Blue Grotto before, did you like it? Basically you sit in a little boat and following the rhythm of the waves, you lie down flat and enter a tiny opening to the Grotto.
The waters were so temperamental that day I felt extremely anxious while waiting for the waves to calm down! I even saw one man scrape his head while going in...
THAT'S how close it is. It's like I had no use for adrenaline now. More of worrying if I'm about to die -- oh no this is what growing old feels like.
Some of the angmohs were cheering and hooting as the waves crashed on the rocks. I was almost tearing and clutching on to Josh for dear life lol.
We also waited 1.5hrs to go in. Yes, that's the queue for just 5 minutes in the Grotto! Our boat was bobbing up and down for that long and we saw many others get sick in the beautiful blue water... 🤢
Anyhoo, it's an experience lah. I'd still say it's worth it even though I was a nervous wreck outside because the waters were such a crystal blue I couldn't believe my eyes! It was a whole new world 😻
I imagined Ariel singing 'Part of Your World' at this moment and it made me happy haha. Just made sure not to touch the water no matter how tempting 😬 I still thought I can swim around inside lor lol.
This picture was taken before reaching Capri. I bought these Pom pom earrings from one of the stores at the beachfront. They're my favorite buy this trip!
We dedicated an entire day to lazing at a private beach. I brought along my swim wear from @braintango and it really gave me good summer vibes as I frolicked around in the Mediterranean Sea!!! I love the cut and colour of this, it's incredibly flattering as you'll see in the video below:
🤓 Usually I'm not one to lay in the sun, but I soon found myself fast asleep -- for a good hour! on the deck chair.
It's so good to sleep in the sun!!! Is this how cats feel!!!
We did end up having dinner at Le Sirenuse on our last night, but honestly it was nothing to shout about.
On the contrary, we loved this traditional Italian place by the sea so much more. Family run and graciously hospitable, we felt so taken care of and every bite was sincere and authentic.
Everywhere in Positano is picture perfect. Even the unassuming corners are photogenic.
See what I mean...
& I'm so happy with all the photos we took this trip after having done some serious mind mapping on the outfits I'd be wearing for each occasion!
Call me crazy. Haha. I also was a little worried that I'd put on some weight because of all the glorious carbs we'd be eating everyday, but I actually LOST weight wtf
It's because we were walking so much every damn day... Climbing up and down steps, exercising even more than in Singapore hahahahaha.
Josh got me this very pretty blue dress at one of the stores in Positano. I went back to look at it twice because it was the nicest shade of baby blue and with the lace detail, I just couldn't resist I loved it so much! He ended up buying it for me in the end and said it was a gift :'D
I know all the photos you see are of me and me only!!! It's not (just) that I'm very hiao, but also that Josh is quite camera shy and doesn't like to pose for things haha.
We do have a few couple shots here and there but he practically dedicated the entire trip to taking photos of me only LOL ok I'm not complaining 🙊
Hehe but I always sneak my shots of this qt!!!
So yes, Positano, I will come back. I never thought I'd fall in love with you so hard. But I did, and now there's no way I'm not coming back...
To end things off on a sweet note, the time I spent with Josh in this little romantic town made everything so intimate and we grew so much closer. I'm so happy to have found such a good travel partner in a boyfriend. We saw so much more to each other while traveling/living together and we now understand each other even better!
If you briefly skimmed through this post of ramblings, just do yourself a favour & at least watch this!
It's a short room tour of our suite in Positano. My heart still flutters after rewatching it!
Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017
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