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Ah, Verona!

For the past seven years, Verona was always the first major dispatch train station on our trips in Italy. We get on the train in Munich and we either change there or in Bologna. We have never had more than an hour to spend at Verona Porta Nuova.

I kept on promising that we will make a dedicated visit to Verona. I remember the first time I set foot in the ancient city back in 1993. It was a short stopover on the way to Paris and I couldn’t see much of the city, except Arena di Verona and the famous Casa di Giulietta’s balcony.

Fast forward 24 years and I am again there, this time with much more time to devote to the exploration of Verona. And I find myself mesmerised. For most of the time, I can’t even bring myself to pull the camera out of the backpack. I am looking at the old buildings, staring at the inscriptions on elements left from the Roman times, or simply trying not to body-check a fellow tourist.

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Brighton – An Unconventional City

Brighton is not the conventional and very British city you would expect to see when visiting the island. Its location, the see, and the many young people bring a slightly different taste.

Whether you are visiting the vibrant quarter named The Lanes with all its craftsmanship shops, restaurants and pubs, or you are just walking around, you are more prone to think of Brighton as a continental West European city than an English one.

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Italia, Italy…

It is always hard to write about experiencing Italy. One returns from a trip to The Apennines thinking that photographs will be worked on immediately, the text for the blog post will be written, and the frames to go with it will be exported and ready for upload. Then life strikes and one is carried away…

Two years later, here it is – the proof an epic ten-day journey starting in Bologna and finishing in Naples. That very trip that took us to Florence, Sienna and Rome on the way to our last stop. And the exploration of places, architecture and tantalising culinary wanderlust.

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Maravillosa Sevilla

Two weeks ago we took a weekend trip to wonderful Sevilla – a treat for the senses. The architecture is simply amazing, the food is more than delicious and witnessing a flamenco performance is simply extraordinary.

Upon arrival, the Sevillian heat hit us hard. It was nothing like the one I was used to in any other places on this earth I’ve visited or lived in. It was dry and persistent, embracing you with no way for you to escape its hug unless you get inside with the AC fights it successfully off. However, it was not strong enough to even make a difference while we were exploring the city.

Again, I found it difficult to pick up the camera and take a picture of everything that caught my eye. Besides, the sun was so strong, that I hardly doubt any photograph would do justice to anything I would try to picture. Alcázar de Sevilla, Plaza de España, the Catedral de Sevilla, la Giralda, and Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla were all visited during the day when the sun is high in the sky. I took, however, some pictures.

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