We weren’t going to come to Florence. The plan was always to head straight from Rome to Venice, however the advantage of having no set itinerary is that we can make it up as we go along.
The train from Rome to Florence was a joy; it’s great not to have to bother with [...]
Travelling on this trip will not be a problem, compared to our previous adventures the two hour flight direct from Manchester to Rome was a doddle, especially as we had house-sitter Findlay to take us to the airport. We were in our hostel by 13:00, a comfortable place about ten minutes on the bus from [...]
Being a supporter of Manchester United and a follower of English Cricket I’ve had lots of opportunity to enjoy some of the finest stadia in the world.
Here’s a little slideshow of some of my favourites (description below with links to relevant blog post).
1. Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2. Santiago Bernabéu – Madrid 3. [...]
But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Reg, Life of Brian 
Finally, I’ve been to Rome. It’s been firmly at the top of places I wanted to visit for many years now. [...]
I’m sat here thinking what has happened this week and my first impression is ‘not a lot’ but having thought about it for two seconds, it’s clear that it’s been a very busy week!
The first newsworth event is the arrival of newlyweds Northern Nigel & Northern Marie who are staying in Val d’Isere with [...]