Category Italy

Tourist vs Non-Tourist Day in Venice (Photo Heavy)

According to the Italian I had met on the bus, Venice is one of the worst cities it Italy to be a local, and I think I can understand why.  It would be like living in New York, if the entirety of the city was Time Square on New Years Eve.  Sure you can find a quiet alley, but […]

Getting Lost in Venice

People always speak of the romance associated with Venice.  Riding gondolas through the canals, strolling through a beautiful historic city, dining on fine Italian food.  What isn’t as commonly mentioned is the ease with which one can get Oceanic Flight 815 levels of lost trying to navigate the canals.  This would be the time I […]

Aperitivo: A Good Reason to Never Leave Milan

After arriving in Milan in the afternoon and spending basically the entire day sleeping off a cold, I figured getting up early for my first and last full day in the city wouldn’t be the worst idea.  Uncharacteristically I headed out at 9:30 in the morning at went straight for the city’s biggest tourist attraction […]

Here I Go Again On My Own

I promise to write at least once a week. I promise to write at least once a week. I promise to write at least once a week. Hopefully if I keep repeating that in my head I’ll annoy myself into remembering to update my blog consistently.  Although pestering me to do something doesn’t seem to work all that well […]

Shit I Need to Do: Milan

1. stock up on Kiko products 2. visit Brea 3. eat risotto Milanese 4. visit the Duomo 5. go to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele  and don’t buy anything