If you are going to learn another language, then it should be in the country of origin. I have wanted to learn Italian for a long time, ever since my first trip to Rome in 2001. I fell in love with the country, people, food, wine, culture and the Italian way of life.
Continue reading “Learning Italian in Italy”
Today is Valentine’s Day. A day when everyone declares their love for each other. However, they may not be thrilled to hear the origins of this day are not so romantic. February 14 was created in order to celebrate the life of St Valentine of Rome who was beheaded because of his controversial beliefs. Continue reading “The Dark Side of Valentine”
From the first time I visited Italy last decade, I fell in love with the country. The people, language, food, history and culture were etched into my mind forever. So it is little surprise I will head back there later this year. Continue reading “Busking in Rome”
I will always love this photo I took of the Pantheon in central Rome. During the day the piazza is hot and crowded. But when the sun goes down the city vibe makes Rome even more magical. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Illuminations”
It has been a while since I have shared my favourite video memories with you. This short clip was taken back on my trip to Italy. I was on my way back from a tour inside the Blue Grotto and I got lost in the moment of watching the Capri coastline go by. Continue reading “Capri Magic”
A trip to France is not complete without sampling their world-famous, meringue cookie. The French Macaron, also less commonly known as Gerber is a delicious dainty dessert like cookie with a long history. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Paris Macarons”
Why is rail the best way to travel through Europe? Not only are the views amazing, but it is easy and convenient to do. In August I travelled Italy the whole time by train. Starting from Milan in the north, I took the train down through the stunning Cinque Terre. My rail journey ended in Rome. Continue reading “Italian Train Travel”