I sit here at my little wooden desk in my flat in Italy, gazing out the window at the Tuscan countryside wondering how Italians ever manage to find the motivation to study. But that is not why I am sat, ready to write. Once again I am filled with an overwhelming urge to write about … More Erasmus: The unintentional pursuit of happiness.
So today it finally hit me, my time in Italy, and as an Erasmus student is coming to an end. Saturday night marked the last ESN Pisa Gala for the year. It was so lovely to see just how far we had all came since our first Erasmus event in September 2016. ESN Pisa … More ESN Pisa, Italy 2017.
Doesn’t sound hard right? Think again. Florence despite being beautiful, is also full of tourist bars and restaurants pretending to be the real deal and charging twice as much as your wallet would like. This is a fast track guide on how to consume the best, but also your entire weeks worth of calories in … More A guide on how to eat well in Florence.
This trip marked one of the last ESN Pisa trips…. Another beautiful day exploring in Italy took us to Portovenere and the Island Palmaria. Portovenere isn’t too far from Pisa in terms of travelling. It can be reached by train or coach within two hours. One of the many benefits of living in Tuscany is … More Portovenere – Isola di Palmaria.
This trip marked my first trip to Germany. One of the many advantages of living on the continent is how easy (and cheap) it is to travel to other areas in Europe. Berlin however, is unique compared to the rest of Germany, look back no further than 1945, the Cold War or even the fall … More Berlin, Germany.
Firstly, this was possibly one of the most spontaneous trips I have ever taken. Ryan Air presented me with a ten euro flight too and from Paris, and I could not resist. We stayed in an Air BnB in the middle of the Latin Quarter in Paris. The first thing that came as a shock … More A weekend away in Paris.
Throughout the month of February Italians celebrate ‘Carnevale’ and across Italy celebrations take place. Viagreggio, a seaside town not far from Pisa also celebrated Carnevale in style with a parade and floats. However, we ventured to Venice for Carnevale, the most traditional location of all. Carnevale is a medieval celebration, and today is characterised by … More Venice – Carnevale di Venezia.
First of all I would like to state that I have never been anywhere more beautiful than the Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre is a stretch of coast line around the western side of Tuscany, Italy. It is made up of a string of old Italian villages along the coast line. The houses themselves decorate … More The Cinque Terre.
Despite many a visit to Firenze, I still haven’t managed to see everything. My tuesday was blessed with two lovely visitors; a Scott and a Geordie. The pair of them arrived from Rome after a rather elongated trip made worse by a Tren Italia staff member who initially sent them to Milan instead of Florence. … More Firenze per la giornata.
Geocaching is an international game of treasure-hunting. Whether you are in a city or the middle of nowhere, a Geocache is never far away. Anyone can do it, all you do is simply download the ‘Geocaching’ App and away you go. I wasn’t aware of Geocaching until a visit to Volterra, Italy in early December … More Geocaching.