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”

Domodossola Revisited and Tips for a Comfy Train Ride to Italy from Switzerland

I always love coming back to Domodossola. I enjoy waking up early to catch the train and eat my breakfast on the go. Sometimes I snooze or get some serious reading done on the way. I like to pack these items listed below to insure a comfortable train journey. – A bottle of water andContinue reading “Domodossola Revisited and Tips for a Comfy Train Ride to Italy from Switzerland”

End of Summer Trip to Elba Island in Italy

When the weather started turning gloomy at the beginning of the month, we had to do something about it. We weren’t quite ready for summer to end just yet, so we drove down to Italy and caught the ferry over to Elba island (isola d’Elba) where it was still warm. It was our second timeContinue reading “End of Summer Trip to Elba Island in Italy”

Day trip to Italy from Switzerland by Train: Shop and Eat in Domodossola

Two things I love about living in Switzerland is the location of this country, and its extensive railway system. It never seizes to amaze me how quickly and inexpensively I can travel to places, particularly to another country with the train. Sometimes when S and I can feel the onset of wanderlust tingling our heartsContinue reading “Day trip to Italy from Switzerland by Train: Shop and Eat in Domodossola”