One Day in Pisa

One Day in Pisa

As soon as Pisa is mentioned, it’s famous leaning tower is the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, many times when I mentioned travelling to Italy, it was the first place people asked me if I was going. Clearly I had try to include it in my itinerary...
Things to do in Siena, Italy

Things to do in Siena, Italy

Siena is a picturesque little town in Tuscany, Italy. Before I left on this trip, everyone I told we planned on spending a few weeks in Italy said I simply had to go to Tuscany, and I think I have to agree with them. We spent a few days in Florence before taking the...
Travel Diaries – Tuscany

Travel Diaries – Tuscany

Gap Year Days 43 – 54 The worst part about travelling is moving between locations. Packing everything up and lugging it all to the airport/train station/bus stop. More than likely more than one form of transport is required. The relief of arrival in a new town...
Travel Diaries – Naples

Travel Diaries – Naples

Gap Year Days 39 – 43 In Rome we boarded our Italo fast train for the trip to Naples. The trip was to take just over an hour. As soon as we got out into the countryside the speed slowly climbed, until the train was moving along at 300km/hr! It felt like we sat...
An Easy Budget Visit to the Colosseum

An Easy Budget Visit to the Colosseum

Almost every first time visitor to Rome has the Colosseum on their bucket list. We did too. As soon as I started to look at all the options for our visit, I became confused and overwhelmed! There are so many companies offering tours with this or that added extra,...
Travel Diaries – Rome

Travel Diaries – Rome

Gap Year Days 34 – 39 Our arrival into Rome Fiumicino Airport was blissfully uneventful. We relied as usual on Google maps to get us to our hotel. Take a train, then a bus! All was going well, until it was time to get on the bus. We couldn’t find the bus...