Italy – a magical place

Lucca peddlingThe next stop on our tour was the cute little village of Lucca.  This was Elisa’s favourite town because she was its queen – there was a gateway, several bars, cafe’s and restaurants all named after her.  Elisa, Kay, Theo, Fraser, Robyn and I all wandered around the city together…and as you do, decided the best thing we could possibly do was a rent a six-person-cycle to tour the wall. Yup. Not one of us hesitated when the suggestion was made, which tells you alot about us as a group. Continue reading


And Away We Go


Now that we’ve met La Famiglia, i can talk about the actual tour. It was amazing, and with each stop we made I fell more and more in love with Italy.  Each place seemed more beautiful than the next. Continue reading

Enter La Famiglia

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t written my blog for a while. Partly I have been so busy I haven’t had time to write. But also I hit a bit of writer’s block. I met a group of people who I love more than I ever expected to, and I had the time of my life during these next two weeks of my trip.  It has been really hard for me to try to describe the people, the places, the laughter. Every time I try to write about it, I say too much and too little all at the same time.  

So here’s my attempt, paired with lots of photos because pictures show better than my words could, the magic of the next two weeks of my incredibly, life changing journey through Europe to my new life in Ireland.

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