Paris: more than just a city

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea”. I was very excited to be meeting my mum and Aunty here as they began their six week Eurotrip. My first night was spent at La Regent Montmarte Hostel, where I awoke early, transported my gear to Hotel Chopin on Passage Jouffrey and waited…

Paris: bringing out the poetic inner self

Beautiful people, sights, weather and food – how could one not be inspired to write a poem? After deciding it would be a ridiculous challenge to expect myself to detail my weekend in Paris purely in rhyme; I have settled with the classic acrostic poem – which although not quite so poetic, still allows me…

Video: Paris, je t’aime!

Sometimes you go to a new place and have a perfect run of experiences from start to finish. This was me in Paris, not once but twice. Love it!

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous – Nice, France

   As the gateway to the French Riviera (Cote d’Azur) I knew Nice was going to stretch the budget. Straightaway going against the title of this blog my first night’s accommodation consisted of the floor at the Cote d’Azur Airport. The next three nights were at Villa Saint Exupery Hostel, of which I had high…

Video: Venice, the city of love

Despite being exceptionally crowded, Venice has a charm that just makes it so hard not to love. Its narrow winding streets, combined with the shop fronts crammed full of pizza, pasta, chocolates and other enticing goodies. It’s so easy to escape the main drag (which can admittedly be too crowded at times) and lose yourself…

Video: Bologna, Baby!

And the adventures continue… This time, Nicole and Danielle endure a number of public transport nightmares (I kid you not) at the same time as checking out Bologna and even popping over to Ferrara for the afternoon. We stayed with a family that a friend of mine was au-pairing for, again giving us some local…

Video: Courmayeur

Courmayeur is insanely beautiful. Having family friends in Milan meant that I was fortunate enough to be to visit and experience Courmayeur from a local’s perspective. The town was so festive and alpine-feeling, the snow so white and fresh and housing so quaint and inviting. I loved it there and can’t wait for the day…

Video: venturing to Verona

Before I had even started making this video I knew that the song I would be using was… Verona (by Elemeno P). No-brainer! Please appreciate just how funny the opening scene is (When I saw you in Verona… You sat down I moved over) – too good! Verona is a super easy trip from Milan…

Video: Rome wasn’t built in a day

My flatmates and I decided to book a last minute ‘flat trip’ to Italy’s capital, Rome. As we looked on our respective computers, the prices on Pat’s screen were cheaper than any of the rest of ours so we decided it made sense for him to book all 4 of our tickets. When we received…

Video: the flat, the footy and Bergamo

This video was made after I had begun the process of settling in to Milan. For the better part of the first few months I literally felt like I was in a dream where every experience was a good experience. I learnt so much, ate way too much pizza and met so many amazing people….