2 Oct, 2017 in Venice

To wrap up my visit to Venice to meet my family for the holidays, I’ll just give you a photowalk around the city on my last day in Venice on my own after my family left. It’s very picturesque so almost every photo you take in whatever direction is likely to look gorgeous. Canals, colors, […]

21 Sep, 2017 in Sicily

My last day in lovely Sicily included a visit to the gorgeous Mondello, very close to Palermo. Clear waters, fluffy white sand, and mountains rising in the background, as far as crowded Mediterranean sea beaches go, this is one great beach. Was a bit crowded when we were there, but still was pleasant overall, if you […]

22 Aug, 2017 in Sicily

While roaming around Sicily with my family we made a stop to the northern town of Cefalu with a gorgeous beach stretch and a charming old town. It captures the essence of the Sicilian experience, historical forts and cathedrals, old pedestrian area with narrow streets offering a variety of restaurants and shopping options, beach chill-out […]

24 Jul, 2017 in Sicily

Taormina was our first stop in Sicily. A gorgeous little old town overlooking the active volcano Etna mountain from afar, with a great stretch of sea side beaches down below, and mountain top fortresses to take in the view. We came in late evening, to see the old town at night, and then spent the […]

9 Jul, 2017 in Venice

Venice is gorgeous. Not even the endless tourist crowds and over-commercialization can ruin this beautiful town, but you should try – when possible – to avoid the crowds and take the time to venture out of the main tourist traps a bit. After spending some time with family, and visiting little treasures like Murano Island, […]

14 Jun, 2017 in Sicily

Visible from almost every corner or Sicily is the impressive active volcano mountain – Etna. Occasionally it erupts and has a devastating impact on the area, but most time it’s on fair low heat and visitors can hike up all the way to the top and get a glimpse of the volcano. We were less […]

30 Apr, 2017 in Sicily, Visions

I don’t get to see my family very often, so the time we do get to spend together is very precious to me. Thing is, I am so used to traveling on my own, that adjusting to travel with others always comes at some cost. As a traveler, I am used to knowing exactly where […]

10 Apr, 2017 in Tivoli

To wrap up the wonderful daytrip to Tivoli from Rome with my little sis (see previous “Gardens of Villa d’Este : Tivoli”), I’ll take you on a walking tour around Tivoli and we’ll end it at the Parco Villa Gregoriana down the town acropolis with dream-like forests, gorges, waterfalls, and – ofcourse – gorgeous historical architecture and […]

27 Mar, 2017 in Venice

Gorgeous Venice is mostly flat but there are a few old catherals rising up above all other buildings to offer you some spectacular views of Venice and the area. During my last day in Venice I queued up to go on to the Basilica di San Marco Observation deck. Small elevators and a very old building […]

31 Jan, 2017 in Florence
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For grand panoramic views of gorgeous Florence from above, there’s one hidden gem that should be on your TODO list – The Giardino Bardini. It’s still fairly lesser-known in the many attractions that Florence has to offer, and the elevator going up from street level to the gardens is a bit hard to spot, but once […]

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