Author Archives: Karla

All Roads Lead To Rome

The saying goes “All roads lead to Rome” based on the fact that at some stage all roads did lead to Rome. In our case, this saying was extremely close to home and in fact Rome has been our home … Continue reading

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Florence, Tuscany & Venice

Toscana (Tuscany) – Home to beautiful olive groves, vineyards, great wine, leather apparel and olive oil. It’s capital city Firenze (Florence), is considered the cultural hub of Italy. Housing Michelangelo’s David and the biggest Cathedral in Italy’s northern state called … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – What better way to start our Italian leg?

Take five small fishing villages along the coast, add some rocky beaches, some lemon trees, limoncello and a couple of hundred Aussies – this is Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre (literal translation being five villages) is sprawled along the north west … Continue reading

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Nice… Gateway to the Cote D’Azur

We’d finally made it to the French Riviera and we were ecstatic to be so close to the ocean again. Our apartment was a 10 minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais which right across from the beach. We chose … Continue reading

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Lavender Fields of Aix-en-Provence

Two Christmas’ ago I received a calendar on a region in France called Aix-en-Provence. I’d never heard of it before, but the calendar inspired me – full of lavender and poppy fields it looked so beautiful and made it part of the … Continue reading

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