We planned a special excursion for my partner's significant birthday that took us by plane to Naples in Italy, then onwards by train to Sorrento, then the next day by hydrofoil to the island of Capri, then the next day back by hydrofoil to Naples, then a few days in Napoli including a train-ride to Pompeii, and then a flight to Luton airport for a bus and train journey to the Midlands of England for a few days with family, before flying back to Berlin. Phew! And guess what, the most expensive (by far) leg of the trip would have been between Luton and Nottingham if we had gone by train. Instead we went by National Express bus which significantly undercut the train. Oy British Rail (or whatever you are called now)! Get your train network sorted, it is a disgrace!
Anyway, here are some photos from exploring the streets of Sorrento at night. Back in Berlin it was barely above freezing, but in Sorrento it was pleasantly warm. It was strange seeing Christmas displays of snow-clad fir trees, penguins, igloos, and reindeer when we were walking around in tee-shirts!