Leeds in One Day: What To Do For Free

I visited Leeds for the first time one day that some friends came to visit me from Italy. I spent the day exploring the city, and I meet them only in the late afternoon once they arrived at the airport. The capital of Yorkshire is just one hour by train from Hull, …


Namua: one night on a desert island in Samoa

Namua is the paradise in the paradises of the Southern seas. Going to this tiny island represented the realization of a dream I have always thought impossible, especially for a European girl. I still get the goose bumps thinking of it: I had the privilege to sleep on a desert island, in the middle of the …


Stories, travels and adventures (five months later …)

stories, travel and adventures

Welcome back in the blogosphere! Did you miss me or you totally forget me? Let me refresh your memory: hostess on cruise ships, I do not eat animals, I love traveling, I consider the pillow one of my best friends, I never refuse a slice of pizza, I love herbal teas …


Samoa: general information and useful tips


If you are thinking about an exotic trip and dreamlike landscapes, I would like to invite you to read this introductory article on the Samoa islands hoping to inspire your next adventure. Precisely why Samoa? For the beauty of the green landscapes dotted by frangipane and hibiscus, for its many waterfalls and coral …


8 curious facts about Genova


Genova still waits to be discovered. The labyrinth of its historical heart is the symbol of a mysterious city, which plays a hide and seek and lets itself be appreciated a little at a time. I wrote this list of 8 curious facts about Genova, more or less known, with the hope …


Guest Post: Haggling and struggling in Kuala Lumpur

kuala lumpur

A few years ago, my best friend and I travelled to Malaysia for the trip of a lifetime. We were roommates in college and developed a lifelong friendship taking history and geography classes together. Throughout our time in college, we planned to one day make our way to southeast Asia, …


Elba, the fish-shaped gem of an island of Tuscany

Living just a few minutes from the closest beach means that I’m used to walk by the sea, in every season of the year. As I’m sick of winter, lately I really feel like going to holiday resort and Elba, the fish-shaped gem of an island in Tuscany came to …


What to visit in Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira

From the stunning Rossio train station, Lisbon, get on the train and get off at the last stop. The landscape flowing past the window becomes greener and greener, and the air cooler. You arrive in Sintra, a Portuguese gem immersed in lush countryside. The atmosphere changes immediately: magic is all …


Bournemouth, a student-proof city

Did you know that Bournemouth is one of the few English cities which you refer as “her”, and that its City Council banned the use of Latin words, because it considered them discriminatory against immigrants? I had the pleasure of visiting Bournemouth in November; not really a popular month to go …


The Sanctuary of Oropa, Biella – Italy

sanctuary of oropa

The national society Local Action Group of Biella and Aloha Travel Agency organised the first of a series of blog tours called #DestinazioneBiella, around Biella, in northern Italy; in order to promote tourism and local resources. Today I’m going to introduce you to one of the most famous attractions: the …