La Bafana Giorno

In Italy, Christmas continues until 6 January which is a national holiday celebrated as the Feast of Epiphany across the country. It marks the end of the Christmas season and celebrated with the birth of baby Jesus to the Magi (known as the three wise men). However, since the fourth century the birth of Jesus was moved to 25 December as we know it today. Continue reading “La Bafana Giorno”

Roma For Eternity

It was crazy, dirty and busy; but I loved it. Every time I arrive in Roma I feel excited at the new opportunities and adventures that await. Yet I’ve heard people describe Roma as a dirty, crowded city. In a way I understand that perspective. Yes, the traffic is certainly crazy and Italian drivers are not most patient people on the road. Continue reading “Roma For Eternity”

How to See Rome for Free

As a first time traveller, you want to see as much as you can within such a short space of time.. And hopefully keep the costs to a minimum. I remember when I first started travelling, there were so many things I wanted to do but it was also expensive to do so. Over the years, trip by trip, I have learned how to maximise my resources to get the most out of each city. Continue reading “How to See Rome for Free”

Photo of the Month: Levitation

For 2016 I wondered what new series of posts I could introduce each month.  As I was looking through my photo archives I came across some interesting and a little unusual pictures.  So this idea became the basis for Photo of the Month.

This photo was taken as I was walking along the street in old Rome.  I call it Levitating Man and it was just fascinating to see someone “floating” on air without the magical special effects of TV.  As a traveller we see many strangely interesting things, places and even people.  It is these small things that makes our trips that much more interesting.

Busker 1

Movie Inspired Travel

Ideas can come from anywhere even the movies.  We see a city highlighted in one of our favourite movies and feel it drawing us to explore more.  This is one method I use when choosing my next destination. Movies I feel are inspirational or I can connect with the characters’ thoughts and ambitions. Continue reading “Movie Inspired Travel”