The Legend of the Lily of the Valley

Supposedly, the flower was created by Eve’s tears, when she was expelled from the garden of Eden. In folklore, the lily of the valley formed ladders so the fairies could climb the reeds where their cradles lied. Another legend is the first lily of the valley loved a nightingale, but she was shy and hid…Read more »

Naples, Mount Vesuvius

Originally posted on Have Bag, Will Travel:
From  literally anywhere in Naples Vesuvius stands threateningly close by, like a loaded gun pointed at the heart of the city… Even eggheads find it difficult to be absolutely precise about this but scientists think that Vesuvius formed about twenty-five thousand years ago and today the volcano is rated as…