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

Europe · Germany · Hamburg · Travel Photography · Weekend Getaways

Osterfeuer in Blankenese, Hamburg

Have you ever celebrated Easter / the Vernal (Spring) Equinox with a gigantic bonfire on the beach? I certainly hadn’t, until I visited Blankenese for the first time over the Easter weekend in 2014. This year we went back to Hamburg to celebrate Easter with family, driving up from Frankfurt on Thursday (6 hours on… Continue reading Osterfeuer in Blankenese, Hamburg

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

Europe · Italy · Rome

Falling in Love with Rome

Go thou to Rome,—at once the Paradise,     The grave, the city, and the wilderness;     And where its wrecks like shattered mountains rise,     And flowering weeds, and fragrant copses dress     The bones of Desolation’s nakedness     Pass, till the spirit of the spot shall lead     Thy footsteps to a slope of green access     Where, like an infant’s… Continue reading Falling in Love with Rome