• 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.

  • Romancing Florence

    The skies were clear, a remarkable shade of blue. Our guide, Alessio, said that it was one of the best weather he had experienced on the tour! I was certainly not complaining that the wind was sweeping my hair into a tangled mess, or that the seat of the Vespa had burnt my butt. I literally felt like a movie star in a period film, romanced by a handsome Italian man (a girl can dream :P)

  • 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.

  • Cinque Terre in One Day

    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. Having set our eyes on this gorgeous seaside town, we took a day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre. You would be happy to know that it is very possible to see Cinque Terre in one day!

  • The Soundtrack of our Summer

    The idea behind this video came about because we wanted to find a way to document our adventures. P.S. If you're wondering about the song choice, Edwin introduced it to me and as we were listening to it on the train from Florence to Rome, watching the world pass us by, I knew that this was the song—the soundtrack of our summer.