Another early morning in Sydney….thanks a lot jet lag! We had nothing major planned for today other than the MOST exciting thing: the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb!! Chloe surprised me with tickets the day I arrived. We had talked about possibly adding this to our agenda while in Sydney, but agreed it was a bit too pricey. Little did I know she had purchased tickets. … Continue reading Sydney from New Heights
I’ve been told many a time in my life that when visiting new cities, if there is the option to see the city from the water, take it! The city has an incredibly different feel when you see it from the water than it does when getting lost among the avenues and streets. Chloe suggested we do just that; we bought tickets for a Sydney … Continue reading Sightseeing in Sydney
Ok so I kinda left you all hanging there for a long while! My sincerest apologies!! Lots has happened in the last little while that has distracted me from writing. So now I’m back! I left off enticing you all with my terrible start to my Australian adventure. My AirCanada flight was set to leave Toronto Feb. 11 at 8pm. My parents drove me to … Continue reading A Disastrous Start
Life at home is difficult after being on your own for so long. I needed to make a plan and quick. I decided I would give myself a year to save up money and move out on my own again. Not too far from home because I work in the town my parents live in, but just to a place of my own. I had … Continue reading Mission Possible: Australia!
Fresh off the plane from Naples, my Italian adventure has come to an end. What an incredible journey it was! I couldn’t have dreamed up a better trip! It was raining when we landed at Heathrow (surprise, surprise). The dreariness of it only heightened the feeling I was experiencing with being back and facing the inevitable: my departure from London. It has been an amazing … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to London
The last couple of days in Italy were spent exploring the island of Capri. We also toured the Amalfi Coast by bus. It was a dream come true ending to an amazing adventure! To start, we took a ferry from Sorrento to Capri. The island itself is comprised of two towns, Capri and Anacapri. The latter is at a higher elevation on the slope of … Continue reading I left my heart in Ravello…
An early start to the day meant that we had to pack everything the night before. We were leaving Rome behind today. The remainder of our trip would be spent in Sorrento — it was our ‘home base’ so to speak. The hotel we stayed in was call the Grand Hotel La Favorita. It was stunning! The lobby was all marble with floor to ceiling windows. … Continue reading In the Shadow of Vesuvius
The morning of our 2nd day in Rome we had to ourselves. We would be meeting our group later in the day to have our guided tour of the Colosseum. After having our breakfast, mum dad and I set out to find Trevi Fountain. Time to make some wishes! Along our walk, we found ourselves in a pretty tranquil spot amidst the city traffic. We … Continue reading “Rome – the city of visible history…”
The morning of our first full day on this tour is underway. We make our way to our private terrace to have some breakfast. The group we’ll be traveling with all seem nice. Everyone seems to be very excited to get this trip underway. Our guide seems a bit flakey, not all with it or invested in our group. I’m not quite sure how well … Continue reading They let ME into the Vatican!
Italy bound and extremely excited…we’ve left London behind us and are well on our way to Rome! Now, I’m not sure if any of you have flown into Rome, but their airport is a clusterf*ck! After making your way to baggage claim, you’re dumbstruck at the amount of people and lack of luggage carousels. You have to find your flight on the tv…there’s about 10 … Continue reading “Everyone soon or late comes round by Rome”