In The City of Pirates

View from the fortress of Alanya. Alanya, a city in Turkey bustling with tourists and merchants alike. Once a wedding gift to Cleopatra from Mark Anthony before it became a city of pirates and now a tourists’ haven or trap. Still, the city retained its pirate roots in the form of almost every store we’ve …

Visual Diary: Rome Part 2

The continuation of my visual diary. We’ve been to almost all the must-see spots in Rome, but what titillates me the most was the three streets leading to Piazza del Popolo. Via del Corso, Via del Babuino and Via Ripetta, including the little cross streets in between namely Via Condotti, Via Frattina and Via Borgognona. …

Visual Diary: Rome Part 1

Another entry that deviates from my normal narrative style. Last week we (Odd, Savi, Hege and I) were in Rome for six nights and it was really fun. We stayed in a hotel inside the Vatican state called Residenza Paolo VI. Very lovely hotel and the staff is super friendly. I do suggest that the …