Category Archives: 07. Italy

Last view of Switzerland

Day 111: Slipping Away

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland – Lake Como, Italy – Nice, France Honestly, I don’t remember much of the day. I was dozing off most of my time on the full-day bus trip. Lake Como seemed like a nice place to stop in on next time around. Why? […]

Last view of Monaco from the bus

Day 108: Yodle Lay Hee Ho!

Nice, France – Milan, Italy – Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland A full day of travelling on the bus. Didn’t stop for long in Milan but was able to catch a quick glimpse of the AC Milan’s football field. Was told there’s not much in Milan but the […]

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Day 105: Lean on Me

Florence – Pisa, Italy – Nice, France The Pisa tower! Quite a fun stop-over. Reached Nice late afternoon and went out to dinner with a bunch of people from the hostel.

Italian scooters

Day 104: I Met Dave and He’s Alright…

Florence, Italy Ha! I saw David today at L’Accademia. Again, not so impressed by Michelangelo. His proportion is a bit off. David has massive head and hands. I always wonder how certain artwork became more famous than the rest. From the D’Accademia gallery, I thought […]

Ponte Vecchio from Uffizi

Day 103: Aperitif

Florence – Fiesole – Florence, Italy I arrived at the notoriously crowded Uffizi gallery at 8:45am trying to beat the midday madness. I think I succeeded? It was still a 45-min wait in line. Considered good compared to the normal 3-hour wait as I had […]


Day 102: Divina Commedia

Rome – Orvieto – Florence, Italy So I got to stay at Valeria’s place in Florence! I first knew Valeria last year when she and her friend Letizia surfed on my couch in NYC. It was really nice to be able to meet somebody familiar […]

Pinnochio and Geppetto

Day 101: Pinocchio Paradox

Rome, Italy Tonight we dine in hell!!!!! What a minute, that’s 300 not Gladiator… and it’s Spartan, not Roman… and in any case I dined in the Indonesian Embassy, not in hell. Anyway, Colloseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Pinnochio and Indonesian Embassy summed up […]


Day 100: Holy Cow! It’s Day 100!

Rome, Italy – Vatican City, Vatican City Holy cow! Rome blew my mind… I thought it’s gonna be another Venice case for me but no, Rome is absolutely brilliant. I had a field day taking panoramic photos Every single corner is a perfect place for […]

Grillin' it up

Day 99: All Roads Lead to Rome

Venice – Rome, Italy All roads lead to Rome and all roads are flanked by AutoGrills. These chain stores are all over Italy. From what I was told they’re owned by the Benetton (yup, United Colors of Benetton) family in cahoot with the Pope Yup, […]

Pool at the campsite, I want to go in so badly

Day 98: Future Career as a Camel Bandit

Venice, Italy Mmm, a bunch of us didn’t even bother going back into Venice today. I took the opportunity to catch up a bit with the blog entries and sort out my route plan. By the end of the day, this was the gameplan I […]


Day 97: Venice the Menace

Venice, Italy I really don’t see the appeal of Venice. And I wasn’t the only one. Most of the people that I spoke with were all somewhat disappointed with their Venice experience. I wonder if it had to do with the fact that we stayed […]

Come to Innsbruck!

Day 96: Cute Lil’ Innsbruck

Munich, Germany – Innsbruck, Austria – Venice, Italy Nothing really eventful happened today. The entire day was taken up by the bus trip to Venice. Our resting stop for an hour in Innsbruck, Austria, was quite a treat. Innsbruck is a cute lil’ town With […]