Florence, the hipster over-processed, much too long ago, cheesey vignette-y edition. Florence, I don’t know how but you stole my heart many, many moons ago. Venice has my soul, Rome my thirst and hunger, Tivoli my artistic, history drenched imagination. Which is your favourite? Twitter | Google+ | Facebook | Bloglovin’ | Email

Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli #travelthursdays

Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli #travelthursdays

I was a bit of a boffin at school, there are probably no ground breaking revelations there, but in each of my schools, I managed something pretty rare. New Zealand schools are pretty cliquey. I think it’s one of the things that drove me nuts about living in a small town, in a pretty small country. Strangely I seemed to rally against the norm, and whilst I had one ‘main’ group of friends, I was… View Post

Rome, Italy #travelthursdays

Rome, Italy #travelthursdays

Italy, to my antipodean viewpoint, is sun drenched vineyards, ruins as far as the eye can see and thin crust Pizza cooked with few gourmet ingredients bursting with flavour. Florence stole my heart many, many moons ago, Venice has my soul, Tivoli my artisticly history drenched imagination. They were everything I thought they would be. Rome surprised me. The view from a top St Peters, quite possibly the best viewpoint of the city. I still loved aspects of… View Post

Venice, Italy – #travelthursdays

Venice, Italy – #travelthursdays

Six years ago, I fell in love. As with most love affairs it was brief but torrid. I fell hook line and sinker for Italy. We spent two weeks in total in the most gorgeous country I’ve ever been to yet; 4 days in Venice, 3 days in Pisa (finding a surprisingly good beach tucked away), 3 days in Florence, and 4 days in Rome. Rome left me a little cool, it was busy and crazy.… View Post