I’d like to think that I’ve travelled rather extensively in Italy. However, until this weekend I had never been South of Rome. Most of my adventures are confined to Northern and Central Italy. This post is really just a stream of consciouness as thoughts occur to me. I’m usually against stereotyping people, but the longer I spend it Italy the more I’ve come to realise that … Continue reading Naples: Breaking the Stereotype
It is one of the great dichotomies of the Italian lifestyle that I manage to find myself so simultaneously busy, yet at great leisure at the same time. In between teaching, preparing lessons, researching my project for University, going to the gym, and seeing friends, I find myself with little free time, though I am far from constantly at work in the traditional sense. Just … Continue reading La Dolce Vita
I think it’s about time I write a blog post as a lot has happened since I arrived, so here goes! I’m currently sat in bed all snuggled up, and it’s safe to say the weather has finally turned. Until about two weeks ago, it was more or less T-shirt weather, although my housemates didn’t seem to think so wearing their coats in the house. … Continue reading Ciao Italia!
When I first started this blog, I said that it would probably be a sporadic venture, which I think has been rather a self-fullfiling prophecy thus far. It’s all gone quiet on the Wester Front so to speak. I think that the reason I’ve been so reticent to write this next post is that I am still suffering from post Madrid blues. I have been … Continue reading Toledo, Segovia, and everything inbetween
Anyone who knows Isha will be acutely aware of the style and elegance she exudes. Meanwhile, I arrived in Barcelona on Thursday evening for a long weekend, tired and a bit bedraggled from a full day at work and the long journey. She was there to meet me at the metro dressed impeccably in a city-chic ensemble, fresh faced from a day at Bulgari, the … Continue reading Barcelona Musings
I have been here for 2 weeks now, and in that time I have accomplished rather a lot. Last weekend I visited the Palacio Real, and as with any Royal Palace in Europe, it is lavish and luxurious, and an absolute must for anyone visiting Madrid. For those interested in history, Madrid was only declared the capital of Spain in 1561 by King Philip II, … Continue reading Trials, Tribulations, and Initial Observations
Madrid has been celebrating Gay Pride (Orgullo Gay) this week from the 1st – 5th July. There has been an incredible atmosphere in the city, with everything from shop window displays, McDonalds, to bottles of vodka displaying the LGBT flag. The Spanish certainly know how to throw a good fiesta, and there have been events all across the city bringing together people from all walks … Continue reading Gay Pride Madrid
I have been in Madrid for just 5 days now and what a whirlwind those 5 days have been! Yesterday it reached 40 degrees here, but I think I am beginning to acclimatise. The idea of sitting here writing this and sending it out into cyberspace, with no idea who will see it and from where in the world is kind of scary, but then … Continue reading ¡Hola mundo!