Rome Day Three

Day Three   Day three is what I like to call ‘leftover day.’ After, doing the Colosseum and the Vatican for the first two days, day three gave me time to look at some other bits Rome had to offer. Today, from the Duke Hotel I decided to walk into the city as the national…

Independent Birmingham – Java lounge

  Ciao Ragazzi! Come stai? Independent Birmingham is back for its second week running! Again, we are heading back to Mosely, but this time it’s to discuss Java Lounge. Last Sunday, my boyfriend and I decided we want to head out for an evening coffee, neither of us really fancied anything alcoholic, so we hopped…

London on a Budget

  Ciao Ragazzi! After spending my year abroad in Italy last year, all of my European friends made the assumption that England was expensive to travel to. On the face of it you could say that they are right, the Sterling is a strong currency and one that is costly to exchange into. But, with…

Rome Day Two

Day Two   It is a well known fact that City breaks are notoriously tiresome holidays, essentially because you’re packing so much culture, history, sightseeing and experiences into such a short period of time. But, believe me no matter how tired you are, getting up early is so worth it. Day Two was my ‘Vatican…

Independent Birmingham – Damascena

  Ciao Raggazi, So every Wednesday evening, for the foreseeable future, I will attempt to upload a post boasting about independent places in Birmingham. The British high street is over run by endless branded chains, Starbucks, Costa and McDonalds to name a few are consumers go to brands. But, if you’re willing to take a…

Gaudi’s Barcelona

Gaudi and Barcelona. Barcelona and Gaudi. These two terms have become somewhat synonyms in the past decade. On my most recent visit to Barcelona, I couldn’t help but wonder what if Gaudi had not chosen Barcelona (but that’s a post for another day), the fact is that he did choose Barcelona. Barcelona is the capital…

Rome Day one

Rome, one of, if not thee most historical and vibrant cities in the modern world. In an average year Rome draws roughly 7 million tourists, and this is just one of their accounts. This was my first holiday destination and its not surprising this is where I caught my travel bug.   I was 18,…