Tag Archives: TRAVEL

Florence. Time travel back to Renaissance

The image of Florence in my mind was a renaissance masterpiece: empty stone paved streets, with adorable cafes and wine cellars lit by candles. City where the time stands still, well literally, unchanged since sixteenth century. Therefore, imagine my disappointment when around 9am on my holiday, I found myself standing in a queue of tourists […]

Pisa. A run through

The day has arrived. The sun was peeking through the curtains and the idea of having a ten days break from fluorescent light and dry noodle soups was overwhelming, I felt happiness washing over me. After talking with a couple of friends who travelled to Tuscany on more than one occasion, I learnt that flights […]

Italy. Travel is My Real Job

It was early sunny spring morning in London Bridge apartment filled with the smell of coffee and fresh croissants. We laid in a king size bed equipped with laptops: planning an eight-day trip through Italy, staring places on Google maps, booking tickets and adding dates and times to the fourteen pages file. A half-day in […]

Paris. The magic of daily life

Everyone has Paris in them and for everyone – it’s different. I see Paris through filter, everywhere I turn Camille Pissarro paintings, Philippe Garel’s film scenes, divine Yves Saint Laurent elegance, devilish Serge Gainsbourg’s voice, Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast… everywhere I go, I feel inspired, probably just like other seventy-five million tourists, who come to […]

Portugal. Port wine and Cherry liquor

If you’re looking for a quick escape, Portugal is your low-budget destination. Our route was as follows London-Lisbon-Sintra-Lisbon-Porto-Lisbon-London and for a five nights, eating out and about, double coffees with each fantastic meal we had and all the tasty creamy Pastéis de Nata we nibbled on, we roughly spent five hundred pounds (each). I laughed […]