Gondola & goodbye

Venice is meant to be seen by the water, and there was no way we could leave this floating island without taking a gondola. This was our gondolier. We floated through the narrow canals as the sun was starting to go down. It was one of the most peaceful feelings – to sit back in a … More Gondola & goodbye

Oh my heart. Venice.

One we settled into our little airbnb apartment, we starting the trip off in the way that would soon be our customary state – being pleasantly but perpetually somewhat lost, but not really minding as there were so many astonishing things to see, no matter which direction we headed in. THE thing to do in … More Oh my heart. Venice.

Falling for Venice

From the moment I arrived on this floating island, I was smitten – the architecture, the car-free streets, the endless tiny streets to wander. There is romance and poetry embedded in every bridge and brick of Venice. I was almost immediately swooning for this magical place. I had not, however, expected to be literally swept … More Falling for Venice

Vintage shops: The island upon which this aspiring minimalist crashed her ship

My shopping ban had left allowances for things that ran out or broke. With a few exceptions (jeans, undies, socks), I usually don’t wear out clothes. As until recently, I acquired new clothes at a rather constant pace, I hadn’t really noticed major signs of wear on most of my garments before moving onto something … More Vintage shops: The island upon which this aspiring minimalist crashed her ship

A colossal number of photos of a certain colosseum: Rome

I can’t quite express how excited I was to get to visit the Colosseum. Our first day in Rome, we headed there shortly before sunset. On the way to the Colosseum, you can see these ancient ruins. Which were pretty amazing, but they didn’t prepare me for how amazing the Colosseum was! Next to the Colosseum is … More A colossal number of photos of a certain colosseum: Rome

A fountain, some art, and a few buildings: Highlights from Rome

Trevi fountain (Fontana di Trevi) One of the most famous fountains in the world, it was pretty cool to wish on this fountain. According to tradition, the way to ensure that you will return to Rome one day is to toss a coin over your shoulder into the fountain. Apparently, €3000/day of coins end up in … More A fountain, some art, and a few buildings: Highlights from Rome