Biking around Amsterdam with half my family. BTW that's my mum on the right!!Some of you may have noticed that I've been a very bad blogger of late. I apologise! However, in loo of blogging I've actually been traveling, eating copious amounts of food, gaining inspiration for the blog and enjoying some family time.
Christmas in Padova.Growing up in Australia, Christmas has a very different vibe to its northern hemisphere friends. Instead of freezing our butts off in a cold or white Christmas and building snowmen, typically we are playing cricket at the beach and building sandcastles.
Grand Place.So, I know I was meant to be focusing more on my Italian travels and life in Italy but how can I not also share my other amazing travels. Like the weekend I just spent in Brussels, Belgium.
I've had many a road trips to visit this glorious tower.First things first, driving in Italy is not for the faint hearted! Their streets are often small and narrow, their highways big and fast, their traffic lights are sometimes in obscure places and that's all before even getting to the drivers themselves.
I still vividly remember the day I moved to Padova. It was smack bang in the middle of summer in 2014 and the city was a ghost town. I remember thinking to myself that we had made a huge mistake and that we needed to get our butts back on a plane to England asap.
The walls of Cittadella.A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to have been invited on a private tour of Cittadella (pronounced Chittadella). A beautiful, unique and ancient walled city in the Veneto region of northern Italy.
Carnevale in Venice.With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to write about some traditional Italian holidays and celebrations. But first, can we acknowledge the fact that Christmas is literally 44 days away? Where has this year gone!?