Monte Carlo was soo pretty but I must say it has to be the most expensive place I have been so far. The pebbled beach was not a highlight as my feet are way too soft for them. It literally feels like each pebble is spearing through the soles of my feet. I have to say that unless there is sand I never really consider it a real beach lol. Continue reading “A PEEK INTO MONTE CARLO”…
Living in London I find I need to get away even for a few days just to escape the hustle and bustle and gain a bit of mental clarity.
This would be the very first time I would have visited my island in the spring and beautiful it certainly was. Weather wise….Grey and cloudy. So not exactly the spring sunshine I was hoping for but a sense of quiet and calmness of the island is beautiful. Quiet streets which made driving enjoyable even for a fear of driving freak like me. Taking in the beauty of all the lush greenness surrounding me I had to remind myself to keep my eyes on the road!! lol
For those who know me Sicily is my must go to destination. Every year without fail I go to Sicily to spend time with my family and my friends. I visited a few new places but what took my breath away was the little town of Erice.
OK, so I have just over 2 months before I fly out to Bangkok to start my South East Asia adventure and of course I am already thinking what do I pack. As I intend to photograph and blog my shenanigans along the way not to mention I want to have a go at GoPro videoing, so there will be quite a lot of tech stuff. Lucky enough I will be travelling while the weather is great so at least I wont be taking to many heavy clothes with me.
My aim is to try and travel as light as possible.
I have always wanted to venture out a little bit more around the UK and Camber Sands really caught my eye. Camber sands is close to Rye in East Sussex and under 2.5 hours by train from London to Rye. So PERFECT for a quick get away for the weekend.
I have always admired the Greek islands and it is still a dream of mine to island hop and visit them all. I had decided as a little treat as a belated birthday present to myself to take a few days off and visit the island of Mykonos, Greece.
The first week of October sounded perfect. A week after my 30th birthday celebrations, kids back at school, off peak and hopefully I will still have some warm sunny days.
I visited 2 places in Italy I have always wanted to visit. I had been told by one of my dearest friends that he and his girlfriend were expecting their first child in April. As soon as I heard the news I spoke to my other close friend who lived in Bologna where he had the idea of arranging a surprise visit. Basically I have known these two guys since I was 8 years old. We would write letters to each other back in the day and send pictures and postcards. We were a little trio and I met them in Sicily on my yearly trips as a child where I would ride my bicycle under the scorching Sicilian sun all day long. We would go out, cause trouble, drink a little too much and just had thee best time that I would cry every time it was time to leave.
So when someone dies I had no idea the whirlwind I was about to be sucked into. Funeral arrangements, probates, cremations, consulate visits just to name a few of the things that you need to do. Every free second you have is literally taken up by ‘stuff’ that you need to do and you literally do not have a single minute to even sit down and shed a tear.
I have been going to Sicily since I was 8 years old and have unforgettable memories and great friendships that every year it feels like going home.
My Dad was from the province of Agrigento which is a very small village of Santa Margherita di Belice. From the moment you step your foot off the plane you feel the warm sun beaming down on your skin, the clear rustic air and the beautiful mountainous landscape surrounding you. Santa Margherita is about 1 hour drive give or take from Palermo airport and is known for the 1968 Belice earthquake that destroyed surrounding towns within the Belice Valley including my Dad’s town of Santa Margherita di Belice. At that time homes were not built to survive and the earthquake hit a magnitude of 5.5 leaving at least 100,000 people homeless and killed around 231 people in total with 13 being from Santa Margherita which included my dads Grandmother.
I am just in the beginning stages of planning my once in a lifetime trip. I have been wanting to do this trip for as long as I can remember and finally I get to do it. I know I don’t have a lot planned which is surprising as I am such a organised little freak.