Allure of the Hidden Cavagrande Cassabile Canyon

The Cavagrande Cassabile Canyon is approximately 10 kilometres in length with a river that can only be reached by the winding, rocky paths along the steep ravines. The canyon boasts numerous waterfalls, swimming holes and amazing limestone formations. A paradise awaiting exploration.    After three quiet and restful days at Aurora campsite in Giardini Naxos, […]

Taormina, Isola Bella, Castelmora – From Sea to Summit

Oh what diversity: Taormina, Isola Bella and Castelmora, all within a couple of hours walk, offer beautiful waters, a picturesque island, old town charm and fabulous mountain walks. What unforgettable experiences! Taormina is a city on the eastern Sicilian coast that lies on a terrace against a backdrop of orchards and surrounding hills. Nearby is […]

Matera: From Shame to Shine, A City Reborn

     We were unprepared for the effect that Matera would have on us. As one of the oldest cities in the world, its life’s breath has risen and fallen. However, the rest of the world was oblivious to the gradual suffocation of the ‘Sassi’. Death, disease, and horrific deprivation brought this once fine-tuned, prosperous […]

Alberobello and its Unique Spellbinding Trulli

 The unique and unusual ‘trulli’ of Alberobello were a sight to behold. Wandering around these remarkably unconventional dwellings, one can only be curious as to how they came about. What did the strange symbols on their roofs mean and why were the white pinnacles on the top different shapes? We were certainly taking a step back […]

Festive Cheer at Zurich’s Christmas Markets

Christmas markets are one of the best ways to get into the festive spirit. We had 24 hours in Zürich to make the most of that opportunity. Our day was filled with sparkling Christmas decorations, delicious treats, mulled wine, steaming hot chocolate, twinkling lights and the sounds of carols and excited chatter. Arrival in Zürich […]

Farewell Greece – Athens to Patras Final Drive

  Arriving back in Athens from Santorini, we faced a short drive to the ferry at Patras port on the western coast. Drawing ever closer to our next country, Italy, we thought that we had seen the last of our surprises – we were wrong! Having arrived late at Athens airport, we caught the Megaparking […]

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