What makes Venice so magical?

Venice is one of the places that automatically makes you think of romance, mystery and beautiful architecture. When I traveled to Venice this Spring, I thought that I had an idea of what to expect. I used TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet and Viator to look for things to do but nothing could have prepared me for the sites that I saw. Although Venice is not very big, you can wander past the same place a million times, and you will still be able to see something new and beautiful about it! Etched into my memories will be my favourite things about Venice…

Strolling along the side of the St Mark’s square and coming across the breathtaking Doges Palace and St Mark’s Basilica… Continue reading “What makes Venice so magical?”

Is the gondola ride worth it in Venice?

Is the gondola ride worth it in Venice? This is a question that many people ask themselves when they make their way to the city most famous for its canals and where roads are replaced by water ways. The gondolas are almost as part of everyday Venetian life in the same way as cars and trains are part of my Sydney city life.

The gondola, is a traditional, Venetian rowing boat which was once used as the primary form of transportation within Venice. Nowadays, the gondola has become a symbol of romance, and is usually the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions Venice. Well, it’s my first thought anyway! Continue reading “Is the gondola ride worth it in Venice?”

The Amalfi Coast top things to do

The Amalfi Coast is an amazing stretch of coastline located on the Southern Coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula and has attracted people from around the world due to it’s natural beauty, crystal clear waters and vibrant culture. Are you thinking of going there?

In this post, I have suggested my top things to do, places to eat and how much it will cost. Hope you enjoy the Amalfi Coast as much as I did and if you have any questions or comments feel free to chat on twitter. Continue reading “The Amalfi Coast top things to do”

A Journey from Rome to Naples to Positano

We spent our last morning of Rome enjoying yet another delicious breakfast of fresh bread, proschuitto and cheese. Since it was our first time catching a train in Europe, we wanted to be prepared. We took a brisk 7 minute walk to Termini station to validate our ticket and to check the platform details. We then returned back to the hotel to pack our belongings and check out. Continue reading “A Journey from Rome to Naples to Positano”

Rome and the Vatican City – 4 Day Itinerary

Rome was one of my favourite places in Italy to visit mainly because it was a mixture of city life and history! You couldn’t walk a few blocks in Rome without bumping into a magnificent building or statue. Rome also has amazing shopping and food. My husband and I spent 4 days in Rome. It marked the beginning of our 4.5 week Europe honeymoon. Here is my account on magical Rome, taken straight out of my honeymoon travel diary: Continue reading “Rome and the Vatican City – 4 Day Itinerary”