Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Italy: Early Entrance into the Vatican City with Livitaly Tours

Vatican city is the smallest state in the world walled within the marvelous city of Rome. It is certainly one of my must-sees during this trip, but before I go, my friends warned me about the long lines, enormous crowd, and the scorching sun in June do no help either. 
Vatican City Early Entrance
The halls were almost empty when I visited, and that was in JUNE, the high season!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Day Trip to the Dolomites from Venice

The beauty of Dolomites is described so many times in literature, travel blogs, and documentaries that I decided to include this beautiful mountain range (also an UNESCO Heritage Site) into my itinerary. I've done a quick search on the net and found out that it is only a 2 and a half hour drive from Venice, which is perfect for a day trip! However, I do not drive well enough and certainly, will not risk my life attempting to drive in an unfamiliar region (especially when hairpin turns are involved up on the mountains!)
three peak National Park Dolomites, Miss Happy Feet, Vivian Lee
In the Three Peaks National Park of Dolomites. Worth every penny spent!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Local's Secrets (6) : Ivana's Granada

Medieval Arab architecture infused with a modern European vibe, beaches and mountains both within an hour’s drive, and wine as cheap as water: what’s not to love about Granada? Oh, and did I mention free tapas?