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travel: don’t let them scam you!

In big cities that attract a lot of tourists, it’s hard to steer clear from the tricks that locals try to use to take advantage of you. Having spoken to a couple of locals in Venice and Rome, it was clear to see a lot of differences between “the real deal” and tourist scams. Continue reading travel: don’t let them scam you!

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outfit: travelling in style and beating the heat

Having been in Italy for a week in extreme heat, it was challenging being comfortable and avoiding looking like a hot mess all at once. There are a few key pieces that helped me create a perfect look (and feel!) for tackling the ruins of Rome, Italy. Continue reading outfit: travelling in style and beating the heat

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Rome: Gli Angeletti for dinner

Having had a well known Roman restaurant recommended to us, La Carbonara, we arrived there to find out it’s impossible to get in without a reservation. As a result, we were forced to look for elsewhere to eat. Continue reading Rome: Gli Angeletti for dinner

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Venice: travel colourfully to Burano

Travelling to Venice is much more than just the main set of islands. What many people don’t know, is that there are a few other very interesting islands just a mere 7,5Euro away. From Venice it’s possible to visit Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Murano is (apparently) tourist-infested as much as Venezia, and the prices for the glass pieces are raked high for authenticity and convenience, where as Torcello doesn’t have much to offer due to its population of 17 people. Continue reading Venice: travel colourfully to Burano

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Venice: from around the unseen corner 

Most people travelling to Venice have more or less the same couple things on their itinerary: Piazza San Marco and the Rialto bridge. With very little knowledge of the city, tourists are led to believe there’s not too much to see other than the typical sights showing up in everyone’s pictures. Continue reading Venice: from around the unseen corner