Day: October 22, 2013


Florence – a delightful surprise at every turn

Ciao Firenze Ever since I’d read EM Foster’s ” A Room with a View” as a 16 year old, I’ve been dying to see Florence so when I got a chance to visit Italy this year, I just had to include Florence in my itinerary even if it was a short trip. I  love train …


More tips on how to make your trip to Rome more wonderful.

Carpe Diem I woke up the next morning refreshed and ready to seize the day. Hotel Giuliana I found was staffed by young people of different nationalities who manned the front desk in shifts. Unlike the earlier front deskers, this person was Indian but like all Indians abroad, flatly refused to acknowledge a fellow compatriot. …