It’s been a month since we visited Rome but it feels like a year. September has been hectic to say the least but we finally get to share some pictures of our very own Roman Holidays. Maybe we inspire you to plan a getaway to the wonderful Eternal City? Its beautiful ochre façades will sure be the best background for the golden Autumn sun. We spent a short weekend in Rome with friends, so it was more about enjoying our time together than exploring the city. That’s why we took it slowly…. but we did squeeze in some sightseeing, aperitivi and dolce vita in our schedule. Rome, with it’s hoards of tourists and its impressive history is better if you take a detour and look for the hidden cobblestone alleys, wake up early and go for late night gelato runs. The highlights of our weekend were the quiet early morning breakfasts in the tiny café located just under our apartment, the views from the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, the very refreshing aperitivo at …
Travelling is fantastic. Whether it’s a long holiday or just a weekend away, those days with no responsibilities other than discovering new places recharge us and make us happy. We are always planning future trips, it gives us something to look forward to. Specially during these terrible Winter days. The problem is that we always find harder and harder to come back.
Following the recommendations of our friends at the Rosapetra Spa Resort, we decided to spent the day exploring the mountains. The slow-paced way, of course. That involved long walks, sun, lots of pasta and, of course, thousands of pictures.
When you read these lines, we will be flying to Italy! We’ve decided to treat us with a little getaway to the mountains. The location: Cortina d’Ampezzo, a little village in the North of Veneto. I’ve always heard wonders about this sweet mountain retreat. My mum and my granmother used to speak a lot about it when I was a kid and made me dream about hot chocolate, white landscapes and pandoro. Well, after a very difficult year (lately all of them are, but this one… phew! It was rough!) we are going to spend a long weekend in a wonderful resort in Cortina. We will visit the Christmas market, we will spent long hours at the spa and we will eat a lot of cheese. We wanted to practice snowshoeing (something I’ve always wanted to do!) but guess what? There is no snow. That’s so us: we decide to go to the mountains and it doesn’t snow. Oh well, we will have a great time anyway! We can hike… or spend more time at …
Last week a reader asked me on the comment section why I can’t go to Thailand. Well, if someone reads this blog and asks me a question, I’m happy to oblige. So here you have the story…
The other day I stumbled upon an article on The Telegraph about the hot destinations for 2016. Already? But we still have a lot of time until Christmas. Wait a minute! Christmas is around the corner! And with Christmas comes the urge to review all the things we’ve done and all the things we want to do next year. Travelwise, our year has been completely different from what we planned. Look at this article we posted on December 2015… We never travelled to Mallorca or Rome, but we did manage to visit Stockholm. Only in March, not in Summer. And we did visit Berlín and Seville but this year we won’t be able to visit London in Christmas.
Today it’s pouring. We woke up to one of those warm humid late Summer mornings that remind you of Autumn. As I walked to the office I saw a few people sipping their coffee all wrapped up in light blankets looking through their windows and staring at the grey sky. Definitely a lazy morning that feels like a farewell to Summer. But with the taste of ice cream still in our palate, with our skin a little bit tanned and with the fresh memories of our holidays in our minds, we publish today these pictures of one of the most amazing swimming pools in Madrid. Because we are looking forward to Autumn, but we already miss the sun, the long days and the bare feet.
We love long Summer days. The air smells better, that mix of barbacue and fresh grass, people are happier, they look prettier and a simple cold drink in a terrace can make you feel alive and exultant. While the most traditional Summer destinations are placed in the warmest climates, we have been thinking about spending a few days in a milder latitude. What about a different Summer in Norway? Maybe in 2016… The Lofoten islands have been on our bucket lists for a while, but visiting the Stave churches or exploring the Fjords sound just as appealing. Oslo is one of the European capitals that we still have to discover. With a few beaches and islands near enough to arrange some pretty interesting day trips, it looks like Oslo has it all. However, Finnmark, home of the Sami, could be quite an exotic destination. Have you ever visited Norway? Would you recommend it for a different Summer?
We are finally heading home for our holidays. Madrid, Cádiz, Seville, Verona and Vicenza are in our travel route. We will be spending time with our families and friends trying to make the most of the next two weeks. We have scheduled a few posts for you because we want to relax. We also want to… Visit the Vogue like a painting exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum Eat our weight in ice cream at Rocambolesc Play with our nephews on the beach Aperitivi al fresco Have our morning coffe overlooking ancient churches in tiny Italian villages Spend a day at the pool with our most glamorous friend Have lunch in my mum’s garden Go to the fish market in Cádiz Read, write and take lots of photographs Of course you can follow our adventures via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Expect lots of food pictures, sunny landscapes and the occasional #fromwhereIstand! If you have any tips about the aforementioned cities please let us know! PS: Illustration by Grace Lee. You can buy it here.
Eat and travel. The biggest pleasures in life! I’m sure that if you are reading this blog you agree with us. Maybe, like us, you live for those glorious moments in life when you discover a lovely restaurant in a gorgeous setting, you taste a new flavour for the first time… Sometimes the food is outstanding, others it’s the moment, the company and the location. So before leaving for our next trip this Thursday, we’ve decided to reminisce about the best food we’ve ever eaten abroad: