Today we arrive in Melbourne, or as some of the locals, and friends who have lived here, call Melbs. Everyone said this was a ‘must see’ sort of city. I was excited to see what it was all about! I hadn’t really done any research into Melbourne, so I didn’t have an agenda here. The one thing that I definitely wanted to see was the … Continue reading Melbourne….Melbs….Meh
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!
Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. I briefly touched upon this in a previous post when I travelled to Inverness a few years ago. My family history is vast and rich what with my mother’s side being Scottish, Irish, and Empire Loyalist, and my dad’s side being Yugoslav. Since we were quite close to my mum’s side of the family, we learned … Continue reading Clan Buchanan and Culloden