A Personal Note on Pompeii

This post was originally written for my old travel blog Dream Explore Wander.

I have been thinking to write this post in such a long time. Pompeii is a very important place for me, it is the place that first triggered my curiosity to travel and so I didn’t want to write a lame post about it hence the long thought on writing about it. So I hope this post gives enough credit to the place.

How all it all began

The first time I heard about Pompeii was when I was in my history class in my local primary school in Leeds, England. I was in year 6, and my curiosity for history was probably provoked by the enthusiasm of my teacher. She was always excited in telling us events in the past, and this one was no exception.

“Do a project on Pompeii!” she once said.

She briefly told us that Pompeii is ancient Roman city which was buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. I immediately had my weekend planned, to spend all day in the city library. Back then, internet wasn’t so happening and library was always packed with people. I borrowed maybe a dozen book, thick ancient Roman history books. Some looked thick, some looked glossy with pictures. I was in heaven.Read More »