Vatican has always been on my bucket list. The smallest country in the world which also happens to be the biggest art museum, seemed like a great place to spend a day while visiting Rome.  Everything is so grand. Gives you a real feeling of how rich and prosperous the Catholic Church has been. Every building,... Continue Reading →


Colosseum is a 'must' for any eager tourist in Rome. The legendary amphitheatre that is nearly 2,000 years old. The place where around 5,000 gladiators died every year. I love ancient history, so I found it surreal being inside. I imagined the Colosseum to be bigger, but thinking back on it, it's not the size that makes... Continue Reading →

Akbar Trastevere @ Rome

Who cares about the tourist guides or Tripadvisor? Once you've walked through the door of a nice establishment, you know whether you are going to love it or hate it (until you get your first drink anyway 🙂 )Ben and I were wandering around the Trastevere area and spotted a bar - Akbar - it... Continue Reading →

Piazza Navona, Pantheon & Spanish steps

Piazza Navona is a beautiful square filled with cafes, street artists and performers.   You can get a caricature done within 5 minutes for 10â‚Ŧ - but Ben wasn't keen.😩I still have a couple of days to convince him - wish me luck! 😃 It felt absolutely amazing sitting down for a drink with live music... Continue Reading →

Obladi Oblada

We have just arrived to Rome, got our beautiful apartment keys and decided to pop down for a drink. The place just below the apartment - Obladi Oblada- gave us the first true impression of a real Roman bistro. Not only did this place remind me of my dad (who is a huge Beatles fan),... Continue Reading →

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