Italy Travel

Roman Holiday

When in Rome... Last month we had the pleasure of exploring Italy for the very first time. Given my enduring love of pizza, pasta and gelato to say I was excited to visit this part of the world is a serious understatement. Whilst I did expect Rome to be busier tourist wise I still wasn't quite prepared for the seemingly endless busloads of tour groups on my first day. Despite the crowds it was ...

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France Travel

Versailles in Bloom – Visiting the Estate of Trianon

Versailles in bloom... Visiting Versailles before the cooler weather set in was pretty high up on my list, which I had the pleasure of recently checking off one sunny afternoon. Having previously visited the Château during winter on my first visit to Paris years ago, my priority was a relaxed summer picnic by the lake and experiencing the amazing gardens whilst in full bloom. The Estate of Trian ...

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France Travel

Rue Bonaparte

People watching is one of my favourite weekend pastimes and the Parisians sure do have it down to a fine art. Rue Bonaparte:  One of my favourite streets to wander and people watch would have to be Rue Bonaparte. This delightful street is situated in the 6th arrondissement and is lined with adorable cafes such as this one (located right near Place Saint - Sulpice), great art galleries, amazing b ...

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