Thanks for visiting my travel blog

  Welcome to my travel blog. Grab a coffee, dream of a destination and then select the country in the band above.... and become inspired! Getting away from the hum-drum of life (be it for a weekend locally or overseas at an exotic destination) is what this blog is all about! After enjoying a massive … Continue reading Thanks for visiting my travel blog

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Italy- Cinque Terre-Ready to face the sun

You know that Cinque Terre is going to be absolutely amazing, when you first arrive at the first town and see a face looking out to sea! The five towns on the Italian Coastline, known as Cinque Terre are full of amazing surprises................ from the hillside cafe and hill top cemetery (both in Manorola) to … Continue reading Italy- Cinque Terre-Ready to face the sun

Italy- Florence- The dress that got left behind

¬†One of the hazards of travelling is making the mistake of unpacking that suitcase, when you are stopped for a few days, instead of continuing to live out of the suitcase, until you return home. During our month long trip to Europe in 2014, we stayed in many places for a couple of nights at … Continue reading Italy- Florence- The dress that got left behind

Italy- Rome- Fancy sleeping in a fountain?

One of the best parts of travelling, is to find the little gems, the unexpected and to come home with a story. Whilst my trip to Europe was not the "trip of a lifetime" story that i had initially dreamed it was going to be, the blogging of my adventures most recently has been wonderful- … Continue reading Italy- Rome- Fancy sleeping in a fountain?

Italy- Let’s start with the place that surprised me the most- Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ( meaning 5 towns) is a rugged portion of the Italian Riviera, 5 towns nestled along the Mediterranean ocean and scattered along the mountain ridge. To get here, we had to leave the fast train system, and take FOUR regional trains to get here ( after the two pre-booked trains failed to show … Continue reading Italy- Let’s start with the place that surprised me the most- Cinque Terre