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 …

What Makes a Place

Is it the place itself? The landscape, the landmarks, the land in general? Or is its inhabitants? I think as with most things the answer is somewhere in between, but it has been an inescapable realisation while travelling that the latter are much more interesting in the long run. People are constantly different, whether it's …