Angels and Demons of Catholic Saints: A guide to ‘reading’ the Saints in art.

Published in Medium Any trip through Italy will invariably involve visiting churches, museums and galleries.  People are often surprised to see violent and disturbing scenes depicted in paintings and sculptures.  Other artworks show saintly folks holding seemingly random objects, such as a grill or an arrow.  But why?  What does it all mean? This quick... Continue Reading →

Best Free Travel Apps You Need

By no means exhaustive, this little list is designed to help travellers with the basics of getting somewhere, having a good experience and a couple of nice photos at the end of it.  These apps are clever, easy to use tools that will I've found to make travels more enjoyable and less stressful. MAPS.ME This... Continue Reading →

Living in Thailand: Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Rating 91/100 Chiang Mai is often referred to as the Rose of the North.  It is touted as being Thailand’s cultural hub, filled with history and a more sedate way of life than the more touristy areas of the South. These descriptions and the photos on the net however paint a far more... Continue Reading →

10 Unusual things to do in Rome, Italy

Rome's big ticket attractions like the Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican and Trevi Fountain, just to name a few, should definitely be on everyone’s ‘to do list’, but there are surprising sights that you may never have hear of, but will amaze you. 1.      Capuchin Crypts At first this can be quite a grotesque and confronting place. ... Continue Reading →

Eating in Italy: Know When to Walk Away

Why Italian Cuisine is a Myth Spaghetti Bolognese, lasagna, pizza:  Of all the cuisines, Italian is probably the one people feel most comfortable with in their own home.  However, it can be a different story when you’re in Italy.  For a start, spaghetti Bolognese doesn’t actually exist and there is no such thing as Italian... Continue Reading →

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