Category Archive: Italy

3.9 Verona and Milan

We had a pretty stressful arrival in Verona as the B&B we had booked had already closed its reception when we arrived (we had gotten lost) and no matter how hard we rang… Continue reading

3.8 (Bologna) & Venice

Bologna, and this may come as a surprise to many of you, is the ancestral home of Bolognese sauce. I know, I know, the clue is in the name but it took me… Continue reading

3.7 Rome

We were in Rome for three days, staying at one of the best party hostels in the city. The fact that our hostel literally has a night club in the basement didn’t really… Continue reading

3.6 Napoli

“We’re going to Naples!” Is, in my experience, a statement most often followed by a severe warning about thievery, mugging, or violent crime. (Except in one instance; “hehe, Naples sounds like nipples…”) Following… Continue reading

3.5 (Syracuse) and Taormina

Exercise balls instead of chairs. I would post today but this hostel’s fantastic attitude towards furniture is much too distracting for me. Syracuse was pretty cool. Wang and I went to a street… Continue reading

3.4 (Rome) (Messina) and Syracuse

If someone is snoring in a hostel dorm room, or if they are prone to night terrors, sleep talking, sleep barking (don’t even ask) or even loud sleep shuffling, it should be legal,… Continue reading

3.3 Florence and Siena

Florence is the most beautiful city I have ever visited, and I absolutely adore it. We went to see the real David in all his glory, and it was amazing! It really has… Continue reading

3.2 Florence

We arrived in Florence after a long and uncomfortable train journey, most of which was spent hunkered down on our rucksacks in the hot and stuffy cargo hold of an old and alarmingly… Continue reading

3.1 Milan

Leave without a plan. The kind of supposedly aspirational undertaking which is plastered across bucket lists everywhere. Leave without a plan. In reality, this may not be the most sensible solution. Leave, perhaps… Continue reading

3. Italy

Oh, Packing. So, today I tipped out all of those toiletries and first aid things that I packed for Peru and cut them down to half, and sort of looked and it and… Continue reading