Culinary Catania

When it comes to food, Sicily definitely lives up to its reputation. We spent 3 nights in Catania eating and drinking our way through the city and we were not disappointed. So here’s what not to miss: Arancini Sold as street food, these deep fried rice balls with a cheesy centre are amazing and come…

Where We’re Headed in 2018

We got a bit enthusiastic with our booking for the first half of 2018. It’s our last year in the UK, so we wanted to make the most of it! (Even if making the most of it means accidentally booking too many days off work. Oops). Our destinations this year are further flung and a…

Not Quite Rome : Visiting the Vatican

Though there is no real ‘border’ between Vatican City and Italy, technically it is a different country, a city state. We learned a lot during our tour of the Vatican Museums, and not just about art.  Vatican City has it’s own Euros, with the face of the Pope (sadly, they are quickly snatched up by…

Rome Part II: The Ancient Romans

We spent our final day in Rome (you can check out our adventures in gelato here!) visiting the arguably most iconic sight-the colloseum. After thoroughly enjoying our final hotel breakfast (and getting reprimanded for using the espresso machine incorrectly) we were on our way to Ancient Rome. We’d booked tickets ahead of time, and therefore…

Rome Part I: Monuments and Gelato

The Eternal City. The name really seems to fit the more you wander through the ancient streets of Rome. The ancient monuments that you can spot while walking down modern sidewalks really drive it home.  The fact that many of the roads follow ancient ones (or the route of ancient chariot races) amazed me, and…