World Travel 2013-2014, The Big Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 5 days in Malaysia wandering around Kuala Lumpur 3 days in Singapore 13 days in Thailand split between Phuket and Bangkok 12 days in Cambodia split between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh 49 days in Japan, mostly in Osaka with a week in Tokyo and day trips to Wakayama, Kobe, Koya-san …

World Travel 2013-2014, Italy Wrap Up

Overall what we did: Less than 1 day in Milan on 16 May 2014 Favourite part of Italy: Erm, the food? Have to admit, I really love pasta especially the perfectly cooked pasta I’ve been able to enjoy in Italy Key tip: Eat lots of pasta! Actually eat lots full stop. Don’t go to Italy …

World Travel 2013-2014, Food of Milano

Takeshi and I may have had less than 24 hours in Italy, but we still made the most of it and tried some rather delicious food! First up was some street food picked up outside the Central Train Station (picture above). This one was rather interesting as it was a bread, with cheese, tomato and …

World Travel 2013-2014, Returning to Milan

After a while, you get a bit tired of long transit days so Takeshi and I decided to have a bit of a splurge. As our flight had to connect through Milan anyway to get to Athens, we decided to change our flights a bit so we would be able to stay one night in …

Italy 2013, Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 30 days split into: 13 days on tour with approximately 13 days touring on our own through Italy, with 2 days in Dubai (and two days on the plane) in June 2013 Favourite part of Italy: Florence, without a doubt. One of the most beautiful cities I’ve visited, and lots to …

Italy 2013, High Fashion Milan

Our final few days were spent in Milan, primarily so that we could visit the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie and see Michaelangelo’s Last Supper. It is well worth the visit if you’re in Italy – and if you go, don’t forget to turn around and take a look at the Crucifixion paining on …

Italy 2013, Hiking the Cinque Terre

From Florence we had a day trip out to Cinque Terre. This was a pretty jam packed full day tour, with us visiting all five towns including a hike between two of the towns. By the end of it we were pretty exhausted, but it was definitely worth doing – we were able to visit …

Italy 2013, Through the Museums of Rome

After our tour ended, we headed back to Rome for a couple of extra days. We spent a full day hitting a huge amount of museums and churches. From memory I think we managed to see 4 or 5 different churches as well as at least 3 or 4 museums. Needless to say, it was …

Italy 2013, Ruins of Pompeii

The final full day of our tour was a day at Pompeii, and stopping by the Cassino War Cemetery as we heading back to Rome. Pompeii was the one spot in Italy I was very keen to see (and fortunately Kate picked a tour which included Pompeii – thanks sis!). While it’s sad to think …

Italy 2013, The Isle of Capri

Capri was another of our short stops while on tour. It was a jam packed time in Capri with a boat ride to see the island from the water, before having some free time to wander around the main town. We were able to check out the local perfumery Carthusia which had some amazing perfumes …