What can you do with one full day in Palermo, you ask? Palazzo reale In 1066, the Normans conquered England. In 1072, they moved onto Sicily, nabbing it from the Arabs who had been in power for 2 centuries. (Hence the existing palace they expanded on is also known as the Palazzo dei Normanni.) Three tiers of colonnades house the Sicilian Regional Assembly, which was … Continue reading Sicily [part 1]: Palermo
Back in November I decided I needed to go somewhere far far away, and booked my first ever solo holiday and first ever trip outside of Europe to Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand. Here is instalment two of my holiday mementos: 2 days in Colombo, capital city of Sri Lanka. Read part one here. Places highlighted in blue are pinpointed on the map. A wee … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Part 2
JK. Shame on you if that got your attention though. This is not about the 10 cutest cats of the internet, how to tell if your boss is a leader or just a manager, 15 dogs dressed as babies, how to get buff for summer in 12 easy steps, or that time when Barack Obama’s face-swap with Kim Kardashian broke the internet and was the … Continue reading Oh look, a cat video!