Our final morning didn't hold much excitement and this post doesn't either- at least not visually. We had a hotel breakfast, packed up and took a taxi to the airport. The customs agent moved slower than I've ever seen as he seemed to contemplate stamping out passports, making me even more grateful for priority boarding … Continue reading Italy by the Numbers € £ $
This post is all over the place, so brace yourself! This day was intense. We went from peaceful Minori, onto a crazy bus ride, onto a dilapidated train that took is into a bustling, drowning-in-graffiti city, to an elegant tucked-away hotel, emerging into the city to find the most incredible artifacts I've ever seen up … Continue reading Italy: from public bus nightmare to the heavenly ruins of Pompei
Our day had a leisurely start. We bought tickets for the open ferry to Amalfi, enjoyed the short ride along the coast, and our first stop was for gelato (by now, I'm sure you're not surprised). Sadly, it was less than mediocre. I guess being right on the coast near the bus stop means you … Continue reading Italy: Amalfi, Minori, and more food. Such good food.
The colours of this day were so vibrant, that the photos will tell the story better than I can, so let's do this! It all started when we decided to hike up to Ravello. About 1200 steps, 25 geckos and several breaks later we made it to the top! Well, to the road at least, … Continue reading Italy: The hike to Ravello, a photo essay
So, who's ready to jump back in time with me once again? I don't know if it's the fact that I moved a few weeks ago, leaving behind the crappy rebound flat that I moved into when I came back to Canada, or that my life is generally in a pretty good spot, but I … Continue reading Italy: waking up on the Amalfi Coast
Well, the hilarity of trying to write more than a year post-trip continues as I read my notes and find that most of day 6 is about food, despite the fact that we toured the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel AND St. Peters Basilica. Despite being part of a small tour group and getting to … Continue reading Italy: Vatican, but let’s talk about the food
Day 4 was a travel day. We said goodbye to our lovely airBNB place in Florence and made our way to Rome, but not before a little wander and eating a super yummy eggs benedict breakfast. Once we settled in to our new place (a ground level apartment near lots of shops) we went to … Continue reading Italy: Ciao Florence, on to Rome!
I've taken a bit of a hiatus (knitting pattern aside), but realize that I've left my lovely friends, family and other readers in suspense after only introducing the first 2 days of my Italy trip! Whoops! Sorry about that. Really, it's mostly because teaching a new grade, being in my first full time position in … Continue reading Italy day 3: all the walled cities, put your hands up!
I have finally figured out how (I hope! I think!) to publish my first knitting pattern. If I were really clever, perhaps I'd also have figured out how to sell the pattern, but instead here I am sharing it for free 🙂 It was a fun way to use up tiny remnants of a lovely … Continue reading Rocket Pop Socks
I laughed so hard when I returned to my dictated travel notes to write the post for day two of our trip. This is how it read: Day 2: Pisa, Cathedral & Baptistry, lunch, gelato, then marina de Pisa, feet in the med sea, drinks overlooking the breakwater just north of Lavorno. Airbnb for dinner: … Continue reading Pisa (take 2)