Europe - January 2017

Europe in January 2017 – The Tenth Day

After the fortification of coffee, I wandered this morning to the Piazza della Repubblica, not to visit the Piazza but because just off said piazza is one of the churches we visited on our first evening in Rome, the Basilica di Santa Maria devil Angeli e dei Martiri (St Mary of the Angels and Martyrs). You may remember, dear reader, that… Continue reading Europe in January 2017 – The Tenth Day

Europe - January 2017

Europe in January 2017 – The Eighth Day

Today didn't start off as planned. That's because late yesterday afternoon I began feeling distinctly unwell, and the situation didn't improve much overnight. I think it might have been the hamburger I had for lunch in Firenze yesterday that did it. All of which meant that today, instead of joining my fellow intrepid travellers on… Continue reading Europe in January 2017 – The Eighth Day

Europe - January 2017

Europe in January 2017 – The Fifth Day

After yesterday's infusion of culture we return to some 'sight-seeing' today, and the intrepid travellers sallied forth in search of something quintessentially Spanish: bull-fighting! Our destination this morning was the Plaza de Toros in the suburb of Las Ventas. Having reached our destination, we were faced with an imposing edifice (as the photo shows) which fronted… Continue reading Europe in January 2017 – The Fifth Day

Europe - January 2017

Europe in January 2017 – The First Day

So the intrepid travellers departed Sydney at 1645 on Monday 9th January enroute firstly to Madrid and then Rome. After a fourteen hour flight to Dubai, an eight hour stopover in Dubai International Airport (which thankfully to some pre-planning on the part of one of the travellers included the opportunity to shower!), and then a… Continue reading Europe in January 2017 – The First Day