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The Lights Are All Red Around Here

When you think about Amsterdam, what comes to mind?

For me I think of the small, teetering Dr. Suess houses, the beautiful canals, the streets being overrun with bicycles… and pot, or marijuana, that also comes to mind.

But my mind never immediately jumps to the Red Light District or, De Wallen, as the locals know it. Despite spending much of my time in the Red Light District during my first and second trip to Amsterdam, where I was staying in the popular Bulldog Hostel, it is not the memory of the city I jump to first.

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What to see in Sardinia

Sardinia

The first thing I learned about Sardinia is just how big the island actually is.

If you’re like me, when you think of an island, you might imagine an area that is small – this in no way describes Sardinia. This place is huge! With approximately 2,000km of coastline and the drive from north to south taking hours, you’d need much longer than two weeks to really explore and get a feel for all the island has to offer. View Post

There’s Always Next Time: Italy

It would take a lifetime to see and experience all that Italy has to offer. From the north to the south, the coastline to the interior, from the prehistoric Nuraghic ruins to the Roman empire, Italy is a traveller’s dream.

That being said, after my second visit to Italy, it is no surprise I am already looking forward to my next trip. Hopefully, the stars align at some point in life and I will have another chance to experience the beauty, diversity, and history that is this amazing country.

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One Day in Bologna

Home to the world’s oldest university and famous for its Tortellini, the city of Bologna, Italy has a great deal to offer travellers looking for an Italian experience off the well-travelled path of Venice, Florence, or Rome. But after spending a week in the vibrant city, it is safe to say, that Bologna is “the” city for food lovers.

With a nickname like La Grassa, meaning the Fat One, it’s no wonder I left the city a few pounds heavier and in awe of the culinary experience that is Bologna.

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Visiting the Isle of Elba

Elba

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to the Isle of Elba: the third largest Island in Italy, a trip I never imagined I would make. Mainly because… I had no idea the Isle of Elba existed.

Despite being a keener for geography, the islands of Italy have never been my “area of expertise” therefore, I was pretty excited when our Italian friends suggested we visit for a few days.

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