Athena

My first day in Athens started off somewhat unconventionally with a trip to my national embassy…to vote in the Federal election. (For anyone reading this not from Australia – voting is compulsory and failure to do so results in a fine) On the bright side, it may have been the easiest voting day I’ll ever…

Santorini and its sunsets

A lot of people talk up how beautiful Santorini is, but it’s true. Admittedly being on an island forced me to relax (after tens of thousands of steps of sightseeing in Italy – literally, my phone calculates it) so I feel like I didn’t take as many photos.  I stayed in Fira, the main town…

Not a Merchant of Venice

Whenever I mentioned to anyone that I would be going to Venice, I would usually be told that there are a lot of tourists around and that the canals can be hard to navigate. Both proved to be true, so much so that I ended up taking the wrong water taxi to Lido on my…

Under the Tuscan Sun

I use the word “sun” very loosely because on my first full day in Tuscany, parts of Cinque Terre (Technically speaking this is outside Tuscany but anyway) rained – right while climbing up all 365 steps to reach the third Terre (Cornigloa). Having spent the past week in Rome and just arriving in Florence (both…

My Roman Holiday

My time in Rome has been incredible, even if I wasn’t a princess and didn’t meet an American journalist with a Vespa. But I did meet some great people who I “roamed” around the city with. (Aiming to throw around as many puns/cliches as I can) The photos I’ve taken don’t do the scenery any…

Gaudi’s city and a coast | Barcelona part 2

I’ve fallen behind on the blogging already. I left Barcelona for Rome nearly a week ago, and tomorrow I will be off to Florence! I’d like to write more about Barcelona (because I fell in love with the city) but a somewhat small highlight reel will have to do for now. Gaudi’s work appears everywhere…

First Impressions | Barcelona part 1

How do I begin to describe Barcelona? It’s bustling and full of life but seems more modern and commercial than the traditional Spain I have come to know. Though it’s arguably the most internationally-equipped city of Spain, as it’s a popular tourist destination.  I’ve absolutely loved being by the coast for the past few days…

Valencia #nofilter

Summer is (finally) here! And now that uni is over, I’ll be travelling through Europe before heading home which I still haven’t processed is happening yet! My last few days in Madrid were spent with my mum who flew all the way over to visit me so I could show her the Spanish way of…