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This is a beautiful ancient monastery called the Capuchin Convent, perched upon
This is a beautiful ancient monastery called the Capuchin Convent, perched upon one of the cliffs of Amalfi. While this is now a hotel (gorgeous hotel!), you can still visit the remaining parts of the monastery and church or even get married there💒 Legend has it that the Capuchin monks that lived there were the first to add warm milk to their coffee, creating what we know today as a Cappuccino ☕️
19.05.2019 21:28:22
I was hesitant going to Positano, Ravello and Amalfi with the little one. Many h
I was hesitant going to Positano, Ravello and Amalfi with the little one. Many hotels and their restaurants there don’t accept kids and I’ve been scared by online forums and bloggers saying it’s nothing but stairs and nothing is kids friendly 🍼 I actually scraped this trip all together at first, but a month ago I told myself that I need to experience it myself and in the worst case it will be a learning experience. I’m glad I did😛 While we couldn’t stay at Le Sireneuse or Poseidon (I wouldn’t anyway because I don’t think it’s worth the cost), or eat at certain places (I passed through them and tbh I didn’t like the idea of tables on the side of the road anyway), it was all manageable and nice! You can totally visit Positano with babies and kids including a stroller. If you use the main road there’s only one flight of stairs down to the beach where you’d have to carry the stroller, but honestly I have more stairs at home. We definitely weren’t the only ones with a stroller😅 Restaurants we picked were super accommodating for Dylan and other kids we saw, had changing tables, and I even spotted a playground on the beach. Big blog post on Positano with kids coming soon, but don’t be afraid to go there with your little ones!
17.05.2019 10:47:51
Did you know that throughout the XIXth century it was inappropriate for women to
Did you know that throughout the XIXth century it was inappropriate for women to dine alone? But, there was one exception: ice cream saloons 🍨 While a lemon sorbet is technically a sorbet not ice cream, it’s still frozen 😛 P.S. There are only two spots in Positano that serve them in real lemons 🍋 but they run out of them around early afternoon, so I recommend getting one early in the day.
16.05.2019 05:27:37
Legend has it that the town of #Positano was founded by the Poseidon, God of the
Legend has it that the town of #Positano was founded by the Poseidon, God of the Sea, in honor of a nymph the god fancied, Pasitea. The town is shaped like a pyramid, with colored houses lining up from the top to the bottom. Starting as a fishing village, the town later became famous for its writers and artists, and these days it got even more famous thanks to Instagram :P
14.05.2019 13:36:41
The name of this amazing town -  #Alberobello comes from Alboris Belli which mea
The name of this amazing town - #Alberobello comes from Alboris Belli which means beautiful trees. According to the legend there used to be an oak forest that was cut down to make room to the new town. These days the town is famous for the world’s largest collection of trulli. 🏠 The trulli houses are made of limestone boulders without mortar. Their roofs are decorated with many symbols which cast a shadow of mystery over the entire place. All these different symbols actually represent magical, religious and spiritual beliefs and astrology signs 🌝
13.05.2019 15:18:03
When I took this photo I thought it’s just a nicely looking gardens built right
When I took this photo I thought it’s just a nicely looking gardens built right above the caves. However, when I researched this later it turned our that this garden had been something else in the past 🌺 During the Renaissance times, the locations of what today are gardens was the location of graveyards. People were living underground in caves, but buried their dead literally right above them on the roof 🏠💀
11.05.2019 14:28:41
At every stage of pregnancy and now baby growing I’ve been getting messages from
At every stage of pregnancy and now baby growing I’ve been getting messages from people saying that I won’t be able to do this or that soon: work things, travel, sleep, and the list continues. So far none of these claims came true 🍼 While I need to add some strategy to my travel plans (whether it’s a trip with a baby or without) due to health precautions, baby friendliness and flexibility, I see no issues. 👀 We just got back from a slightly intense road trip in southern Italy and apart from a few hiccups it was fun! Did I get lucky with Dylan being so chilled? Possibly, but I think in the majority of cases it’s about an individual perception. I treat the baby like a travel companion even though he mostly yawns at things or sleeps through spectacular views 😅 Sidenote: this stroller is awesome. Worked really well on stairs, sand, cobblestones and a giant bag underneath proved to be very handy not just for baby stuff, but also our camera gear 😛🎥
09.05.2019 07:08:42
Wonder Woman might not have liked dresses, but I do 😛
While Matera is now a UNES
Wonder Woman might not have liked dresses, but I do 😛 While Matera is now a UNESCO world heritage site and European capital of culture not so long ago Italy was ashamed of it. Still in the 50s people live in caves with animals without electricity 🏚 These days many caves are nice hotels and restaurants and Matera is not only a popular tourist destination, but also a set for movies like Passion of the Christ, Wonder Woman and soon to be filmed here new James Bond 🎥
05.05.2019 06:57:59
You think you can take nice outdoor photos of your baby new outfit? Think again!
You think you can take nice outdoor photos of your baby new outfit? Think again! 😅 Dylan decided to either keep putting both hands in his mouth or the wind was showed him what does it take to wear a tie 👔😛 Hence the only photo that really turned out was an unglamorous flat-lay baby on a sofa 👶🍼 Now accepting all tips for good baby photos on the go when he’s not asleep - which isn’t too often since he’s a sleepy one 😆
28.04.2019 09:06:12
I’m on the hunt for more colorful places in Italy and beyond! Heading to Puglia
I’m on the hunt for more colorful places in Italy and beyond! Heading to Puglia and Amalfi Coast in Italy in a week and then Mauritius in June. 🏖 If anyone has any special recommendations for these places please let me know! 💻🙏
26.04.2019 10:53:40
I promised more real-life posts and this is as authentic as it gets. During preg
I promised more real-life posts and this is as authentic as it gets. During pregnancy my psoriasis got bad because I had to pause my meds and now will take some time to improve again. 💉 You can’t see much in my regular photos because I found excellent body make-up (thanks Hollywood!) 🎞 While it obviously sucks, I’m not posting this to ask for pity - but to tell other psoriasis sufferers that while it’s hard to go through pregnancy like this, it actually can make you stronger and heal faster as you’re used to pain and inconveniences 😎 🗝 P.S. This isn’t a leaning tower, just @expertvagabond ‘s way too wide angle les 😅
25.04.2019 11:32:10
If you’ve been following for a while you know that I’ve lived in Mexico for a fe
If you’ve been following for a while you know that I’ve lived in Mexico for a few year (Mexico City and Playa del Carmen). Naturally, I’ve been to Tulum many times before it’s been overrun as it is now, and recently it has been one of the Instagram economy’s clearest beneficiaries. I decided to talk about Tulum as on yesterday’s #EarthDay many people were talking about becoming more sustainable and traveling responsibly. Some of the tips others mentioned were, naturally, reusable cutlery, using less plastic, paying for carbon emissions for flights taken, going vegetarian, etc. If you’ve ever heard of Tulum you know that it’s considered a very trendy eco place and hotels are promoting themselves as ‘eco-chic’. Many restaurants there now serve agave straws and cutlery made from avo seed. At my beloved cenotes there are signs everywhere warning tourists to either not use sunscreen at all or use a bioadegrable one as otherwise the marine life is at risk. Naturally, as soon as Tulum got popular the place became expensive as balls. I remember paying for this hotel $100-200 per night. Now during high season you’d have to spend $4000-7500. A few months ago I remember getting outraged by the price of lunch including “healthy” açaí bowls and not even authentic tacos for a price of $150 = 2800 Pesos, and for reference I want to say that I earned about 8000-10,000 Pesos per MONTH while working a decent job in Mexico. One could say you need to spend more to live sustainably (organic food I’m looking at you). Ironically, none of the hotels in Tulum operate sustainably and it’s not even about evicting wildlife and locals to build more developments. The beach has no adequate sewer system, and waste has been leaching into the water supply beneath Tulum and out to the ocean, killing the coral reef. Tulum’s old landfill, a few miles outside of town, is full, and last summer it burned in the heat for three months straight. If you want to find out more about what’s been happening to Tulum check out this article and video I shared in my Stories. That said, if you want to be sustainable check everything and don’t just fall for the often false marketing buzzword of eco-friendly
23.04.2019 13:40:11
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