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In photos - A practical guide to Cinque Terre, Italy
In photos – A practical guide to Cinque Terre, Italy

A few months ago, right before jumping on a plane to Indonesia, I quickly shared a picture of Manarola, one of the five villages of Cinque Terre, with my then 2400 Instagram followers. It was a 40-hour journey with a 12 hour wifi-less layover in China and by the time I arrived in my hotel I nearly… Read More

Searching myself in Cinque Terre, Italy

Skyscanner - everywhere. It wasn't just the start of a new trip. Not just another destination to tick off my constantly changing bucketlist. It was much more than 4 days of rushing to get it all in and get back home in time for daily habits waiting for me on the next Monday morning. This… Read More

A day in Tellaro and Portovenere, Ligurian Coast, Italy – Are these the prettiest towns in the world?

Tellaro... If it hadn't been for my friend sending me a picture he accidentally found of it on Facebook, I would have probably already forgotten the place even existed. I'd read the 4 lines in my guidebook mentionning something about a fishing village with pink and orange houses, narrow streets and tiny squares, but that's nothing… Read More

Northern Italy Road Trip – 18 day itinerary

Plunge head first into European history, gain 10 pounds just by looking at all that delicious food, be seduced by that oh-so-sexy Italian accent and witness first hand what 'dolce far niente' really means. When you go to Italy, it doesn't matter where you go or what you do, you just know life will be good. My last… Read More

DOLCE FAR NIENTE AT ITS BEST – Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

Twenty seconds. That's how long it took. Twenty seconds. To open the door to my hotel room, put down my luggage, step out on the balcony and bam... Twenty seconds was all it took to fall head over heels in love with you, my beautiful Bellagio. Nested on what's probably the most picturesque part of… Read More