AMALFI COAST & BAY OF NAPLES
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Many moments were inspirational in such a short time. From a very personal point of view - following a serious illness two years ago when I could barely walk from one side of my hospital ward to the other, completing the Path of the Gods walk between Bomerano and Positano gave me immense personal satisfaction. A bit of a triumph really, and a tad emotional. (Of course, being a bloke I didn't let anyone else see that!) Meeting fellow like-minded travellers on the trip, interacting with local villagers in Bomerano, feeling the general ambience of our surroundings, experiencing the culture and history, and touching the psyche of the people - all these things were quite inspirational and uplifting.
What did you think of your group leader?
None of these things mentioned above would have been possible without the input from Christine Rooney. I can confidently say that Christine's professionalism, communication skills, local knowledge, accomplished mastery of the language, her lovely manner, her whole approach to what is a responsible and demanding role is second to none. She was the principal reason for bringing this stunning and beautiful part of Italy to life - from plain words in a book or names on a map, she changed them into a rich and vibrant reality that will remain in our memories for life. I have made many trips now with Exodus over the years, and while every leader has been excellent, Christine ranks as the finest.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
No - they are all grown adults.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Probably about 85-90% of European trips offered by Exodus are for 8 days. I feel serious consideration should be given to making them 14/15 days, or at least 10 days anyway.