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 aContinue reading “Independent Birmingham – Damascena”

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 capitalContinue reading “Gaudi’s Barcelona”

A few thoughts on ~ Pompeii

Ciao Ragazzi! Pompeii. Every time I hear that word, I think of a line from the BBC television series Doctor Who ‘We’re in Pompeii and it’s volcano day.’ Honestly, I hear David Tennant’s voice and everything too. But, anyway back to the place itself. Before our first trip to Amalfi  we were warned about the littleContinue reading “A few thoughts on ~ Pompeii”

The A – Z Challenge: Travel Articles!

Ciao Ragazzi! Now I know I’m a tad late to be jumping on this trend but I simply couldn’t resist. I was tempted to do the A-Z  book challenge, but really felt like Travel posts would be more of a thing! Below is an initial list of posts I’ll be writing up over the comingContinue reading “The A – Z Challenge: Travel Articles!”

Nightmare in Naples

Ciao Ragazzi! Normally, I have nothing but complimentary travel posts, this one is a bit different! If you have a different opinion to me then feel free to comment and persuade me otherwise! See Naples and die. A phrase stuck in many travellers’ minds, including my own. This phrase originated in the 16th century andContinue reading “Nightmare in Naples”

Finland, Finland, Finland!

  Finland is one of Europe’s best kept secrets. Fact. Winter Holidaymakers have a tendency to flock to the Alps, New York or the Southern hemisphere for a winter break, but Finland as all the allure and charm of the above destinations combined. Notoriously famous for: Lapland (home of Father Christmas), Saunas, Arctic berries andContinue reading “Finland, Finland, Finland!”

Birmingham off the beaten track….

Ciao Ragazzi! I’d be a Brummie, born and bred. I thought I’d spice things up on my blog and talk about (in my opinion) one of the greatest cities in the world. So here’s a short list of my top five favourite unknown restaurants in Birmingham! I’ve avoided talking about all those generic chain restaurantsContinue reading “Birmingham off the beaten track….”