Cinque Terre, Italy

Posted on May 9th, 2016

I made my way to Rome airport early that Saturday morning, chatting to the friendly American seated next to me on the hour-long bus ride. Upon my arrival I noticed straight away the chaos that seemed to have engulfed Rome Fiumicino. Screens all around flashed notices of cancelled or delayed flights. Italy was striking. Everything read on ..

Pisa, Italy

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

The Leaning Tower of Pisa. The only time where someone’s failed architecture is celebrated and becomes a famous tourist attraction. When in Florence it’s almost mandatory to make a day trip to Pisa and take the cliché photo of you trying to hold up or push over the Leaning Tower. We were short on time read on ..

Florence, Italy

Posted on April 28th, 2016

I don’t know what it was about Florence but it just worked for us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves from the moment we got there and generally just had a wonderful time. This amazing stay was kick started with the awesome hostel that we had booked. If you are planning on staying in Florence then please, read on ..

Rome Day Three: The Colosseum

Posted on April 25th, 2016

When you think of Rome you inevitably think of the Colosseum. Images of the Ancient civilisation, the Great Empire of Rome and men battling to the death may come to mind. For me it was absolutely incredible how easily I was transported 2000 years back in time as I walked through the monstrous structure. I read on ..

Rome Day Two

Posted on April 18th, 2016

I find it crazy to think that an entire country can lie within one city. It’s a little bit mind-blowing really. The Vatican City is one such country and is contained within the city of Rome. It is home to the Pope, St Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel within the Vatican Museums. Our read on ..

Rome Day one

Posted on April 16th, 2016

“What are you doing for the holidays?” “Oh, I’m meeting up with a friend from South Africa in Italy.” This had become my generic response when the topic of the upcoming holidays came up. Everything was crazy busy before I left and I hardly had time to fully digest the fact that I would be read on ..

Verona, Italy

Posted on July 12th, 2013

We made a short stop in Verona, Italy on route to Austria. We didn’t have a very prolonged period of time and so we did the city as much justice as time allowed. We walked to the Verona Arena and viewed the grand stadium that showcased thousands of operas over the years. There were Italians read on ..

Ciao Venezia!

Posted on July 8th, 2013

  We rose bright and early in preparation for our long awaited venture into the island of canals, Venice. We purchased Rolling Venice cards which would cover all of our transport to, from and while in Venice. We caught the bus just in time (literally with no seconds to spare) which carried us from our accommodation read on ..