Italy: Crash Course Comparisons (part 2)

(Featured image: on the rocks of Riomaggiore with Lara, Grace and Ian (US)) Language Merda! One of the downsides of not 'merging' as much is that the Italian language, my favourite of all, eternally passionate and emotive and simply beautiful to listen to (and speak), eluded me. I don't even think my vocabulary doubled in …

France: Crash-Course Comparisons (part 1)

Having spent a good 95% of my life in the UK, I know it pretty well, and it comes as natural that anywhere else I go gets judged on my experience from back home. And it also means that those 'anywhere else's are very much somewhere else, and to me relatively unexplored and new. So …