Category Italy

Italy: Revisited

I hadn’t really planned in returning to Italy so soon, but when the opportunity of travelling there with my family over my Christmas break presented itself, how could I refuse? I mean hey, free food and accommodation. Well kind of, anyway. It was still strange though, to go back to all these cities I’d already been […]

The Touring Days

Suddenly after a month of living out of a suitcase, I find myself sitting in a room that is my own. Well, for five months anyway, but more on that some other time. When I was traipsing around Italy and Spain, I was asked a lot of questions. “Where are you from?”, “How long are […]

To Italy, from Spain

Without meaning to offend the Hetalia characters who are running around in my head whenever I talk about countries in this way, I feel I should say I already like Spain more than Italy. Maybe it’s because I can speak more Spanish than Italian, or maybe because my hostel in Madrid is walking distance to […]

The City that Floats

 I know now that technically Venice isn’t floating, it’s resting on a bed of petrified wood. But floating sounds much more romantic. And wow. Venice was everything I had hoped it would be. For a long time now the city of Venice has been a place that completely captured my imagination and I spent a […]

5 Days in Italy, the Short Version

I’ve been in Italy for five days now and there are a few things that have really struck me about this country. They are small things that keep popping up, and have yet to cease amusing me. Firstly, the red traffic light is often bigger than the orange and green lights. I suppose this is […]