The Wandering Romans

10. The Pagan Rome bounces back: I paid the city tax first thing in the morning, some €12 for 3 nights I suppose.   ‘Ciao! (Hello!)’, said the old woman. ‘Tu sono alzati presto oggi! (You’re up early today!)’ ‘Sì sì, I have a long day ahead of me. The city tax is due. Here, is it…

At the Vatican!

7. At the Vatican: Walking some 500 metres from Ottaviano, I reached a huge elliptical enclosure which could hold hundreds of thousands of people at once. Colossal colonnades stood framing the perimeter of the large area; like the vanguards of the enormous 500-year-old basilica. This new country within Rome was a bliss to the eyes. At the centre of the vast expanse of…

Across the Mediterranean

1. The Long-Expected weekend: We have all had that special day that excites us beyond comparison. Yeah, that very day when you start planning a long journey. It was on a Saturday, 15th of August 2015, that I started thinking of travelling alone. It wasn’t a bad idea, after all, I can be in touch…

Legends don’t die, they evolve!

evolSince the dawn of civilisation, man has always devised theories based on his perception of the world around him, letting his imagination do most of the work. He has created some mesmerising stories that have boggled humans for centuries, offering little evidence of their authenticity. However, humans are hard-wired to believe in legends because, inherently, we feel more…