Visiting the Vatican City

We were in and out of this place very quickly. It was all very weird to watch crowds of selfie stick gangs and pilgrims line up to pay money to go into religious sites and buildings. The long queues, cashier booths, metal detectors, trailer post office and unofficial tour guides made it hard to viewContinue reading “Visiting the Vatican City”

Brief Escape in Rome

We flew to Rome to celebrate a particular milestone last year. S deliberately planned something abroad so that we could focus on the occasion properly. I didn’t admit this at the time, but I was so grateful that he did because this brief escape gave me the opportunity to catch my breath in the midstContinue reading “Brief Escape in Rome”

Naples: Sunsets and Memories

We made it back to our favourite spot once again. It was a much needed pause especially on my end because I was so busy filling my mind with new experiences, people and conversations. It made me happy going back there despite Christmas being very different that year. Our hearts felt heavy with memories butContinue reading “Naples: Sunsets and Memories”

Note to Self: Hope

It was just us there standing by the viewpoint on a sunny afternoon at the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park in Spain. I could hear the waves, the seagulls and my heart beating. I should have been scared of the unknown waiting for me at home once this road trip was over but instead IContinue reading “Note to Self: Hope”

Cave Houses of Guadix, Spain

Guadix was such a fascinating place to visit. There were chimneys scattered along the hillsides and ancient cave entrances still intact and visible on the mountain. I didn’t know functional cave dwellings still existed today. Most of the cave homes were modernised with electricity and running water and some even had extensions added to theContinue reading “Cave Houses of Guadix, Spain”