The grass is always greener through the keyhole

“Maltese knights. Why do they still exist? Who are they? Do they carry swords? Chainmail?” These thoughts go through my head as I am walking up the hill. They go along with: “Isn’t it weird to walk up to a building and peek through their keyhole?” And yet this is on the list of tourist…

On top of things

Goodbye day. Most of my group went home and only me and two boys stayed behind in Rome. Since I had an extra day in Rome I decided to drag the boys out to the Vatican for some self-reflection and amazing views. As always the line to get into the Vatican’s massive cathedral St Peter…

One day, five towns

I’d heard about it. I’d seen the pictures. I’d never been there myself. In the north of Italy, along the Mediterranean sea you find five little towns that are connected by dozens of steps. The Cinque Terre are a popular tourist destination that I finally got to visit. I was staying in Viareggio, so took…

Collect them all art

In Italy I saw a lot of cool thing and one of them was a street sign with a little man on it. Soon I discovered that there were hepas of them all over the place; Rome, Florence, Pisa. Time for a little look on google. As it turns out there a so many different…

Country roads

After visiting some Italian cities, my group went to a villa in Chianciano Terme. It was amazing to see the quiet little town after the busy streets of Rome and the overwhelming buildings in Florence. There were no other tourists here. All we saw were tiny streets, where cars struggled to get through. Occasionally there…

Adjusting to Italy

O yeah! I’m going to be a CEO this summer, leading travelers through Europe. Europe’s my home, my base, and yet there is so much to explore and there are so many differences. I’ve just finished my training week in Italy and body is starting to adjust to Italian time. I now almost think it’s…

Weekly photo challenge: Silhouette

Working isn’t always bad. This photo was taken on a ferry trip from mainland Italy to the Island Sardinia. After a long day of work, the trip was extremely relaxing and we were rewarded by a sparkling sunset. This photo represents the freedom I felt being on the road. Like what you see? Help me…