Best of Polignano a Mare, Southern Italy: Photo Gallery

When people think about quintessential, Italian coastal towns, usually the Amalfi Coast or the Cinque Terra come to mind. These are all beautiful places but… Let me tell you about a place… A town off the beaten track, free from crowds of tourists and oozing Read More …

Florence in pictures

Florence is an incredible city. When you first arrive, the famous architecture and landmarks such as the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo cathederal leave you standing in awe. However, once you’re there for a few days, these incredible landmarks become familiar as your soul becomes Read More …

2. Text Book Italian

This post – ‘2. Text Book Italian’ is the second part of a three part memoir from my first solo trip to Italy as a 23 year-old back in 2003. If you missed part 1 (Titled: Beyond The Bubble) click here to read from the Read More …

Mini Gallery: Rome by Night

As the sun sets on a Roman summer night, the medley of eager tour groups dwindle as sight-see-ers rest their weary legs in piazza restaurants and the tranquil streets of Rome begin to glow orange under incandescent lamps. Couples sit on piazza steps, their bare Read More …

1. Beyond the Bubble

I originally wrote this blog 13 years ago in 2003. This is part 1 in a short 3 part memoir on my first solo overseas experience to Italy. The narrative is told from a young, nervous, naive, unexplored and certainly not well-travelled 21-year-old me. I Read More …

Scenes from Polignano a Mare

Today’s featured gallery is ‘Scenes from Polignano a Mare’ in Puglia, Italy. This medieval town is perched precariously on sheer cliff faces that stand tall holding back the bright blue Adriatic sea. Arched castle-like windows stare outward as the towns streets twist and bend through narrow ancient Read More …