Lake Como……James Bond and Star Wars?
Oct20

Lake Como……James Bond and Star Wars?

The Towns around Lake Como Lake Como is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It’s no wonder celebrities flock here to buy up the luxurious pastel-painted villas that sit on the side of the lake. This spectacular shoreline has been a popular destination for the rich aristocracy of Milan for at least a five hundred years. Pretty coloured houses on the side of the lake – Como Town After spending two...

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Venice….. Do Gondoliers really like their jobs?
Jul12

Venice….. Do Gondoliers really like their jobs?

Life on the Grand Canal….. Venice really is as beautiful as you see on the TV and in travel magazines, and it’s quite surreal.  Seeing the cobalt blue Gondolas being pushed along by the Gondoliers in their stripey shirts and straw boaters is a magical sight. While I was standing there watching them, it got me thinking… are they really happy doing their job, or, were they just putting on a show for the tourists and...

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The Ruins of Pompeii, Italy
Jun16

The Ruins of Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii If you find yourself holidaying or travelling anywhere near the Amalfi Coast or Naples in Italy, then do yourself a favour and find at least half a day to visit the ruins of Pompeii.  It’s well worth the visit.  I’ve seen plenty of ruins in my time but these are some of the best.   Everything is so well-preserved considering the amount of ash from Mount Vesuvius that blanketed the whole city in 79 AD.   The stone...

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