Santorini

It’s been over six months since we kicked off our year of travelling, and something we wanted to accomplish early on was to get our diving license so that we could discover the world over and under water this year. We chose the (almost too) gorgeous island of Santorini to tick off two items on…

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Venice

It doesn’t take talent to take beautiful photographs of Venice. Its palazzi, secret alleyways, sunset light and colourful houses floating on water have earned it the title of “enchanted city” (as described by Marcel Proust). And so as I came back for the second time, I was merely another hypnotised contemplative who could not stop…

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Call Me By Your Name

Disclaimer: This one is for the fans of Luca Guadagnino’s masterpiece While travelling through Italy, it was absolutely crucial that we make a stop by the town of Crema which was used as the location for one of my favourite films, Call Me By Your Name. I have been in awe of its nostalgic and…

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Villa Lena, Tuscany

It was Jesus who apparently said that to get to heaven, the road must be hard. And so you do have to survive a bumpy car ride to get to the promised Villa Lena. Set on top of a hill, this 19th century property has been turned into a haven of architecture, interior, art and…

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Cinque Terre

One of the many destinations on our travel bucket list was Cinque Terre. Late September, we hopped on a train from Florence and got off at Manarola where we spent two nights. We made the most of the Cinque Terre Express to visit other villages on the coast and hike from Corniglia to Vernazza, and…

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