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Capri

i was awaken by the tranquility outside my window. i had been sleeping with the serene view like a dream inside my head ever since i got a glimpse of it last night, and i couldn’t wait to experience living in it for real. i drew the curtains open to showcase the island bathing in new promises and silvery daylight, as it subtly casted its spell on me. i wished life […]

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Villa San Michele

i faithfully wrote a separate diary entry specially on Capri, but decidedly cited this sweet fragment out. After reading the entire book of The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe, written solely on this villa we are about to tour, i must say that to describe the author in a line or two would be too meagre for a heart so big. (Munthe was the doctor who built this villa with […]

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Aumn Aumn

It was an evening i’m not sure if i want to forget or remember. From the exclusive pizza trip at Naples to an impromptu Pompeii adventure, then avariciously resuming our itinerary plan aiming for Capri, it seems the Neapolitans disagree with our happy plan. Back in Naples, every time i reached out for help; i got rejected by provincials as if i was a nonentity. While enquiring about ferry tickets […]

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Pompeii

Some of the best things in life come totally unplanned. One of them was a trip to Pompeii during my Viva Italia adventure – a city once buried under ash and pumice, rediscovered. Getting lost between paved cobbled streets under clear blue happy skies while the still-alive volcano watched stealthily, was indeed a remarkable experience tough to behold. Watching the movie after, answered all historical dreams my mind fantasized about […]

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Naples

If both pasta and gelato deserve an entire blog post respectively, then pizza would be the remaining Italian hero. With only a week to conquer Italy, to say i’ve searched and tasted “the best” pizza would be an overstatement. But can i not, really, when Elizabeth Gilbert described these masterpieces coming out from Michele’s wood-burning oven almost to the point that they are worth worshipping? i read her pizza story […]

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Villa Borghese

i had only one morning left in Rome but there was one last place left in my itinerary i wanted to go so badly: Villa Borghese. The trouble: we had to rush to Naples before their famous pizza runs out at 1 p.m. Being greedy, ambitious travellers, we decided to make it happen. Of course we made it happen! It was a blessing in disguise when we saw an Italian […]

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Rome II

As the solemn bird of autumn fluttered away into Roman skies, the sun too, slowly retreated, nestling the city into a cosy dusk situation. The Vatican City chase has ended and i only had one thing focused in mind: to live bel far niente – the beauty of doing nothing. And there is no where i want better to so but in Rome. Of course i was traveling; that’s definitely doing […]