Bonjourno readers, I hope you’ve had a wonderful couple of weeks. While fashion may be my passion, I also love to travel and am excited to share a few photos from my recent vacation with you. My mother and I went on a 7-day Greek Island and Turkey cruise, followed by a stay in Rome – the city that stole my heart.
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Island of Santorini – Oia, Greece.
The island of Santorini is completely picturesque. White-washed buildings with blue roofs dominant the landscape in Oia, a place you must add to your bucket list.
Ruins upon ruins awaited us in Kusadasi. In the morning, we visited the house of the Virgin Mary and collected holy water. In the afternoon we took in the sights at Ephesus, an ancient city built in the 10th century BC and visited the Basilica of St. John. We had the opportunity to watch a Turkish carpet-making demonstration, while sipping delicious apple tea. Each region in Turkey has its own style of carpets, which are absolutely stunning, although out of our price range.
This gorgeous coastal town is much more laid back than Kusadasi. A visit to Bodrum Castle and a little shopping in the market is how we spent our day.
Island of Crete – Chania and Georgioupolis, Greece.
Our tour took us to the ancient ruins of Aptera, a significant place in Greek mythology, before travelling through quaint, and charming towns to Chania. The pictures do not do this place justice, Chania was once known as the Venice of the east.
What more can I say, I love Rome. The food is amazing, the sights impressive, and the shopping wonderful. The city comes alive in the evening, with floodlit lamps lighting up darkened alleys leading to bustling piazzas. We walked and explored, and drank wine and ate. We visited the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Ostia Antica (Rome’s ancient port). While Florence may be the heart of Italy’s leather production, you can find gorgeous pieces in Rome as well at reasonable prices.
There is something truly magical about this city. It is romantic, lively, bustling, and peaceful all at the same time. It’s a place where you can feel completely alone, only to stumble into a piazza full of life. If you get the chance to travel to Rome, take it. You definitely will not be disappointed.
Do you have a favourite city? What are your favourite travel destinations readers?
Adventure is out there.