Well, three weeks of digging down and one more to go. We have made lots of progress in our trench this week. First, we discovered a drain, which we have begun ripping out and will have the soil sampled for ecofacts and other cool stuff. We also found a tank and thirty coins, which is alot for one layer of soil!
I also ate pizza three times this week and it still has not gotten old.
Today, I went to Naples with a group of people despite the fact that I swore I would never return to that dirty dirty city. One of the girls on the project is from Naples so she took us to lots of good places including a bakery that sells ricotta filled pastries. They were delicious.Tomorrow I may head out to the island of Capri and the beaches of Sorrento. Stay tuned.
also, for all of you linguists out there (cough, cough, i know there are lots of you) I have been learning about the Neapolitan dialect. Apparently, its so different from Italian that you cannot even understand it often if you know standard Italian. Who know? Certainly not me. I have also been learning about Neapolitan hand gestures. Today, we had a contest to see who could spot the most hand gestures. I did not see any myself, but we are trying to learn. There are many, and many of them are not very nice...
Because I may not be posting much before my impending return to the States on Saturday I have decided to compile a list of what I am most looking forward to about being back in the US and what I will miss most about Italy. Here it goes.
What I am most looking forward to
bathrooms with toilet paper, soap and paper towels
new york times
What I will miss most
nutella filled cornetti
nutella filled cookies
tiny nuns everywhere
working in an ancient city everyday
the dogs all around the site
cheap gelato ((with whipped cream)
cheap and relatively efficient public transportation
the amazing outfits that italians wear....
the list could go on, but i will spare you all.