Exploring Cartagena: the Old Town

Explore Cartagena Old Town

In December, our family spent a week in Cartagena, Colombia. Seven of us flew down from Canada, and Donatello’s parents flew in from Bogota. The nine of us rented an apartment with AirBnB that had four bedrooms, two kitchens, and two bathrooms.

Rome, the Eternal City

Rome, the Eternal City

Rome was our last stop in Italy after Bologna. We dropped our bags at the hostel and set out to explore on foot! Rome is such a great historical city. Ryan and I would wander the small side streets then turn a corner and catch our first glimpse of the Colloseum off in the distance.

Roma Eats: La Carbonara

La Carbonara

When we got to Rome, Ryan looked up some nearby restaurants where we could have lunch. He found La Carbonara, open since 1906, which exceeded all of our expectations. La Carbonara is a small, family-run restaurant just an easy walk from the Roma Termini.

Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano in Parma

Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano in Parma

Ryan, Sami, and I cooked our breakfast in our Modena hostel before leaving for Parma. We prepared our giant cheese-filled tortelloni from the market with pesto; cheesy-noodles with pesto; grape tomatoes; sausage; bread; peaches; and tea – and everything was exquisitely delicious. The three of us returned the car and then took the train to […]

One Afternoon in the Camargue

One Afternoon in the Camargue

It was cool and cloudy on our drive to the Camargue. We stopped by Arles at 1pm for lunch, and had another rage-inducing bout of looking for parking, any parking. The medieval city centre is narrow, and half the streets seemed to be blocked for market day, so we found a free spot across the […]

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