Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, from an airplane window

I’ve found a fellow window seat addict! Meet Keith Jenkins. Four years ago, Keith left his lucrative banking career to travel the world. Now, he posts his adventures (and window seat pictures) at

Keith snapped this picture of the infamous Mt. Vesuvius in 2009 on a flight from Italy to Holland. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and buried the city of Pompeii in ash. Today, Vesuvius is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because it could erupt again at any moment. That would be bad news for the nearly 3 million people living nearby.

Wrote Keith in his post about his adventures: “On our drive to the airport, our taxi driver told us of the Italian government’s campaign to move people out of the area by providing incentives (money and jobs elsewhere) but it was mostly the young who accepted the offer and moved further up north. There are various emergency plans in place should the volcano erupt but as our taxi driver eloquently put it: ‘Napolitans not good in following instructions. Better she [Mt. Vesuvius] stay sleeping!'”

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