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Ostia Antica – Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Ostia Antica was one of the very first colonies established by the ancient Romans in Italy. In its glory days it would have been a bustling, cosmopolitan city made wealthy by trade, industry, and commerce. Connected to the capital via the Tiber River, Ostia received goods from other countries in the Mediterranean and beyond (such as grain from… Continue reading Ostia Antica – Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Architecture · City Tours · Culture · Europe · Italy · Rome

The Colosseum – History, Architecture & Trivia

The Colosseum is one of the most iconic remnants of the ancient world. A gargantuan building that has stood for almost 2000 years, damaged only by the looting activities of modern humans, it never fails to impress those who lay eyes upon it for the first time. Its enormous size, ingenious architectural features, fascinating history,… Continue reading The Colosseum – History, Architecture & Trivia

City Tours · Greece · Tour Reviews

Contiki Eurotrip 2010 – Part 2

If you missed Contiki Eurotrip 2010 – Part 1, click here to catch up! 🙂 It’s part of a transcription from my travel diary, from 49 days travelling around Europe with Contiki. And so here’s the continuation of the adventure! 08/07/2010          Thursday In Cairo, waiting for our flight to Athens. I can’t… Continue reading Contiki Eurotrip 2010 – Part 2

City Tours · Europe · Italy · Rome · Travel Articles

Rome on a Budget

Rome is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world – it has awe-inspiring ancient ruins, romantic side-walk cafés, exceptionally delicious food and wine (Roman pizza ❤ ), a wealth of history, lush green parks in the middle of the city, the best espressos in the world, beautiful people, and the most magical… Continue reading Rome on a Budget

City Tours · Europe · Italy · Rome · Walking Tours

Rome: 3 Short & Scenic Walking Routes

Rome is designed for walking – the multitude of hills, large public parks, narrow, cobblestoned streets, and charming piazzas offer ample opportunities for exploring the city on foot. While it’s always best to wander a bit in-between your tourist itinerary items, it’s also often useful to have an idea of where to walk, and what… Continue reading Rome: 3 Short & Scenic Walking Routes

City Tours · Europe · Italy · Rome

The Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

The best introduction to the history, architectural marvels, and landmarks of Ancient Rome is a full day spent on the Palatine Hill and exploring the Roman Forums. Whilst it’s already overwhelming just walking among the gargantuan ruins of an ancient civilization, the archaeological sites are also large, complex, and often it is difficult to identify… Continue reading The Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

City Tours · Day Trips · Frankfurt · Germany

Weinachtsmarkts in Deutschland / Christmas Markets in Germany

Christmas in Germany is nothing short of magical, especially to someone whose Decembers have always been hot and sunny. I never quite understood the whole “festive Christmas spirit” until I visited a real Christmas market for the first time, wrapped up in a huge calf-length winter jacket, thermal hat and gloves, and a cup of… Continue reading Weinachtsmarkts in Deutschland / Christmas Markets in Germany