• TDM,  Thoughts

    [Thoughts] #9: Sickness & Guilt

    If you’ve been following the travel diaries in Italy, you know that I’ve been spending lots of time at the dentist’s office since September 2020, while treating my maskne and I haven’t been well since. In my family, we have a not very healthy relationship with diseases because there are two extremes: on my father’s side, everyone is in great shape, so at the slightest illness, it’s panic, we’re all going to die. On the mother’s side, everyone is constantly sick, so one illness more or less doesn’t change anything and doesn’t even deserve a visit to the doctor. Faced with illness, I adopt either the first or the second…

  • Europe,  Italy,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    An Afternoon in Pisa (Italy), 1 hour from Florence

    We take advantage of being in Florence to go to Pisa (Pisa), which is only 1 hour by train from Florence. Trains leave regularly so there is no need to book in advance. We opt for trainitalia which is cheaper than italo. Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Before going there, we are warned: the city of Pisa has nothing extraordinary, we should not expect wonders. It’s true, the station is very average, I didn’t venture there at night.To go until the Tower of Pisa, we must cross the river, it’s cute as everything. Tower of Pisa We go to Pisa the day a…

  • Europe,  Florence,  Italy,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    3 Days in Florence (Italy): Duomo, Botticelli, the David, Uffizi Museum & Panoramic View

    The trip from Venice to Rome takes so much time (by train) that we decide to cut the trip in two: Venice – Florence and then Florence – Rome. What a good decision because we were able to visit this nice city just before it was classified as a “red zone” (another way to confine a city without saying so explicitly). Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Our hotel Our hotel (B&B La residenza dell’Orafo, Booking link ) is just a few minutes walk from the train station, a few minutes from the central market and 15 minutes from the main tourist attractions. I…

  • Europe,  Italy,  TDM,  Travel Journal,  Venice

    Top 8 Unusual Visits in Venice (Italy)

    After having shown you the must-see places in Venice, places that are very pretty but not unmissable, it is time for me to show you some unusual places that I liked a lot in Venice. Jewish quarter of Venice: nice and local atmosphere, even if it is a bit small. Falafel (5€) to fall Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Venice: stay right in front to listen to classical music in each room of the conservatory Squero de San Trovaso: Gondola making workshop, to be observed from the other side because you cannot visit the workshop Shopping or window-shopping : Acqua Alta Bookstore: where all the books are stored high up or…

  • Europe,  Italy,  TDM,  Travel Journal,  Venice

    3rd & 4th days in Venice (Italy): Arsenal, churches, the Scuolas, Murano & Lido

    In the previous episode, I took you to see the must-see places in Venice. In this article, we continue to explore the equally beautiful, but less visited places. Beware, some of them are very famous too, but wouldn’t have been put in the must-see list of travelers who only spend 2 days there. Program of the 3rd and 4th days in Venice: Very nice but not essential Venice Arsenal: Shipyard playing a decisive role in the construction of the Venetian Empire by allowing the rapid production of many ships. Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth: right next to the train station, this is the most beautiful church in Venice (in…

  • Around the world,  Country Guides,  During the World Tour,  Europe,  Italy,  TDM,  Tips,  Travel Journal,  Venice

    2 days in Venice (Italy): Must-see Visits

    We just spent 2 weeks in Venice. Of course, we are working at the same time, so in real life, we really only spent 5 days visiting a maximum of things in the city, including 2 full days for its must-sees. According to me, here are the musts of Venice to do in two days: Saint Mark’s Square: a huge tourist square saint Mark’s Basilica: golden mosaic everywhere the Doge’s Palace: sumptuous rooms, decorated from floor to ceiling Bridge of Sighs: connects the old prisons to the interrogation cells of the Doge’s Palace, you can walk on it while visiting the Doge’s Palace but otherwise you can see it from…

  • Around the world,  Country Guides,  Digital nomad,  During the World Tour,  Europe,  Italy,  TDM,  Travel Journal,  Venice

    Venice (Italy): 2 weeks as Digital Nomads

    After a month and a half in Rome, we decide to spend two weeks in Venice to enjoy the good weather before the arrival of winter. This is a first for us! We visited a lot of fake Venice, small Venice, green Venice…. but for the REAL Venice, we waited until 2020 to go there. We arrived in Venice by train. The train crosses a kind of narrow path, surrounded by water. It looks like we are going to the Keys. The water does not seem so deep because I saw people with their feet in the water and it only reaches their knees. We see a lot of fishermen…

  • Europe,  Italy,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    1 day in Vicenza (Italy): 45mn from Venice

    A few days before our arrival in Venice, I discover thanks to the paper flower designers that I am on Instagram, that Cartotecnica Rossi, an Italian company, world leader in crepe paper , will be present at the creative fair in Vincenza (Vicenza). They have also invited some Italian designers that I am a fan of. Neither one nor two, I look up where Vicenza is on Google Maps and discover that the city is only 45 minutes from Venice. So I decide to make the round trip during the day from Venice. Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Vicenza is on the Venice…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  Europe,  Italy,  Rome,  TDM

    Digital Nomad: our 2nd Airbnb in Rome (Italy) #8

    An ultra fast post to show you our 2nd airbnb in Rome.We were in the Trastevere district in September, but we moved to the Piazza di Spagna side to be more central. In Rome, the public transport services are more and more limited, we easily wait 20 minutes to take the bus, so it’s good to have an apartment close to everything. All the services I regularly use are between 5 minutes and 15 minutes on foot. What a relief! We paid 35€/night for this apartment, it’s a ridiculously low price, which we could never have had without the Covid (you will find all the links to our Airbnb &…

  • Europe,  Italy,  Rome,  TDM

    I went to see a Network Spinal Analysis&#x2122 Chiropractor in Rome (Italy)

    Today I will tell you about my session with a chiropractor. I had a few sessions in Morocco (in Essaouira) which I have told you about here. A few months ago, I watched an episode of Netflix’s The Goop Lab (episode 5) on energy care with a Network Spinal Analysis chiropractor and I thought “OMG I want I want”. Be very careful what you ask for because the universe often arranges to give it to you at the most unexpected time. Completely by chance, an Italian friend of mine offered me a session at her chiropractor’s <3 <3 telling me that it was going to be good for me.Having found…