• Rome: The Eternal City

    There is a reason why they call Rome “The Eternal City”. It feels like you have travelled back in time to the Roman empire. Ruins are scattered across the city and you can stumble upon pieces of them wherever you go. Despite the grandeur of the city with numerous major landmarks, we didn’t enjoy Rome as much as Florence or Venice partly because Rome was just too hot. It was 37 degrees on the afternoon we arrived. Edwin and I both fell sick due to the heat and dehydration (no, I refuse to believe it was because of the gelato we ate everyday :P). Rome was not only sweltering, but…

  • Venice: A Modern Day Fairytale

    Venice, with its old idyllic charm and winding waterways, is well known as one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Add thousands of tourists converging in narrow streets and clusters of flying pigeons escaping your face by inches, and some of the lustre is lost. Despite the crowd, we were still fully enchanted by Venice’s sights and sounds, though there are a few things to avoid should you be making a trip to Venice for the first time. With careful planning, you can be sure to get the best experience out of this City on Water. Wait, how much did you say it was again? Did you know that…

  • Cinque Terre in One Day

    Many of us would have seen pictures of Cinque Terre, commonly listed in articles such as “Most beautiful places in the world” or “Places to visit before you die”. After all, Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisting of five little fishing villages along the rugged coast of the Italian Riviera. Much of its charm and allure comes from its distinct colourful houses, each village with its own unique character. Now that you have set your heart and eyes on this gorgeous seaside town, you might find yourself in the same situation as we did, having only 10 days in Italy, but not wanting to miss Cinque Terre.…

  • The Soundtrack of our Summer

    The idea behind this video came about because we wanted to find a way to document our adventures. It was quite the ambitious undertaking because Edwin and I have never attempted such a video before. But we decided to try! Though our attempts did wane at the end, you can tell from the lack of footage. So, here is the final product captured with my humble iPhone. P.S. If you’re wondering about the song choice (and surprised because I don’t like electronic dance music), Edwin introduced it to me on the train ride from Florence to Rome and as we were listening to it together, watching the world pass us…