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You may have noticed things have been a bit quiet here on the blog lately. That’s because – almost two years after putting my little flat on the market – we finally secured a successful sale. And on the 14 August I moved into my new home: a cosy circa 1910 2-bed semi-detached house with […]
Every year, when my birthday comes around, I like to take a trip to a new country. Or to a new part of a previously explored country. Since starting this blog I’ve spent birthdays exploring Budapest, Eger, Keszthely, and Pécs (Hungary), in Arequipa (Peru), as part of a long-term trip around South America, visiting Thessaloniki, Athens, […]
At the beginning of this month I went to Girona for four nights on my own. That’s not so unusual in itself, however despite my best laid plans I don’t think I actually spoke to anyone for the entire time I was there. Unless you count the staff who served me food in restaurants. […]
Whilst the majority of Tuscany’s larger towns can be easily visited in a day using the country’s reliable public transportation system, there are many more remote places in the Tuscan countryside that you either need to hire a car to visit, or book a tour. Considering that I don’t have a car back home and […]
Mum and I had already explored a fair chunk of Tuscany before we arrived in Siena. We’d spent four nights in the iconic Tuscan capital of Florence, and taken day trips out to the photogenic hill town of San Gimignano and the charming walled city of Lucca. But I knew almost as soon as we […]
Lucca (pronounced “Luka”, not “Lucha”) was the one place in Tuscany that my uncle and auntie (my mum’s brother and his wife) insisted I must take mum during our 7-day trip around this beautiful region in central Italy. Encircled by an imposing ring of tree-lined Renaissance walls that you can walk or cycle along, Lucca […]
I’ve never written a packing list post before because – even after all these years of travelling – I always seem to forget items I later realise would have been really useful, or I pack items I later realise are not really fit for purpose. However on my recent three-day trek from Kalaw to Inle […]
When I was researching an itinerary for mine and my mum’s 7-day trip to Tuscany, I kept being drawn to the beautiful medieval hill town of San Gimignano. Photo by Lorena Torres Angelini via Flickr With a population of just under 8000 permanent residents, and no roads within its 13th century walls wide enough to […]