My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

December 2011

Arrivederci Roma… For now

It’s hard to believe that I left Australia almost 6 months ago and have been living in Rome for just over 3 months. How time flies when you’re having fun! The past few months have been some of the proudest, most rewarding and happiest of my life. I’ve had so many new and exciting life experiences and created enough memories to last my lifetime. I’ve experienced the fulfilment as well

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Eating Italy Food Tour

Now I’ve visited Rome as a tourist probably more than 20 times in my life… and now I live here. So why, you might ask, would I even consider doing a food tour of the city? Well a friend of mine here runs Eating Italy Food Tours and after reading the rave reviews he has received, quite simply, I had to see what all the fuss was about (oh and

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A Roman in Budapest

Two weeks ago I left Rome for a mini break up north to Budapest. With its reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, I’d been dying to visit for years. And it did not disappoint. Like most European capitals the cityscape is low rise. The Danube River divides the city centre with Pest on one side (the more commercial, political and financial centre) and Buda (kind of

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