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Ah Roma,

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What the eye sees first it always remembers
Rome was my initial glance at Europe, it holds to be my favourite city
Why do I like it most?

Perhaps it’s the sense of familiarity, or it’s aura
Or maybe it’s character and it’s people’s loud nature
The food is delicious and made with love; it’s touch of old and tradition is inspiring

It’s a sassy city, it’s men and women are well dressed
Their dark skin against their white cotton clothing and scattered Jewellery excites me
It’s an understated classy, not as snobby and straight A as Paris, a city with attitude, roughness and oomph

I love Gelato, it’s a treat that I can have for breakfast, lunch and dinner, also brunch and every time I want something to munch
It’s buildings are grand, you walk the city as though you’re walking through history
The Vatican City itself is something else, I’d do it no justice if I attempted to describe it

If you’re planning to visit anytime soon then consider yourself lucky, I’ve just done the hard work for you:
  • Comfortable shoes are a must, but keep it stylish – it’s a crime to let ease over looks take priority.
  • Walk around the city, every street is different, every corner has a huge building with history that interest those that are not even interested.
  • The Vatican City, Museum and Sistine Chapel are a must, waaaaw.

    Now, let’s take a pit stop for food .. 

  • Prepare to CARB LOAD, a term that makes me uncomfortable but you cannot escape it, so let’s make it worthwhile:

    – For traditional Pasta you must visit Trattoria Da Enzo, a really popular restaurant, one I recommend you book in advance to avoid the long wait, trust me you will be waiting.
    – For traditional Pizza, visit Pizzeria Ai Marmi, very casual but delicious!

  • Gelatoooooooo, yes. Take my word when I tell you that we tried every good Gelato in the city, here are the best well known, best ranked and most delicious:

    – Gelato Giolitti ( The oldest Gelato place in Rome)
    – Fatamorgana Gelato
    – Gelato Di san Crispino
    – Gelato Del Teator

    If I was born Italian I’d say Rome’s mid city feels like home, but awkwardly enough I’m not.
    Third time lucky, forth is what I look forward to.
    I call it crazy love ❤

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Ahlan from Marrakech

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I have waited a long time to visit this place, a city I associate with cultural depth and pretty colours, a place where I pictured myself as SJP, a dream I’m finally living in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco.

After spending two days here, the notion that Marrakech is an exotic place I’ve learned is far from the truth. It’s an idea portrayed to the Western world to encourage tourism, an industry that this country aims to build as it’s number one source of income over the next few years.

What I found most appealing is that from speaking to locals we were able to get an insight and an understanding if you may of how the city came about. As chaotic as it seems, the neighbourhood is really tight, it’s people are warm and friendly, their architecture is designed in a way to promote humbleness and simplicity from the outside (your interior home can depend on your wealth), an idea that wealth cannot define you nor differentiate you from the community, it’s an equal ground.

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There’s much to do and see here. The new city is nice to visit, but I encourage you to stay in the hub of the old city where you find the markets and the medina and the buzz that you expect to feel.

Overall, this really has been an incredible experience. I much love calligraphy, street art and mosaics, all of which you get to witness around the streets and in particular when visiting the holy places. Tea drinkers, this is your source of heaven!

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Dear Lisbon,

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I’ll express her visually, they say a picture says a thousand words.
She’s close to her people’s hearts; they talk about her as a strong woman, one with curves and attitude.

Lisbon is a city with colourful buildings and hills, she is beautiful.
Once a broken soul, she’s old. Now built new, you can’t break down her fierceness, they won’t let you.

Art is a huge part of her, creative and individual.
Her emotions are expressed through her Graffitied walls, if you look close, they each say something.
She’s born to be photographed and snapped away, even the details on her exterior are romantic & bald.

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What you’ll do is this:

– Eat FABULOUS Tarts in Belem at Pasteis de Belem.
– If you want a nice dinner hot spot, this is popular with a wait, it’s called Taberna.
– For GREAT Portuguese Chicken, a recommended local casual is Frangasqueria Nacional.
– And if you have time, do a walking tour, you get to see what your eyes naturally miss.

Love Love
xx

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