I flew into Milan, Italy. It was my first stop after Morocco. I’ve been to Italy before. But only on a 2 week guided tour bus that visited BOTH Italy and Greece. 2 weeks doesn’t do any country justice. Especially not two powerhouse countries such as Italy and Greece. I arrived and found my hostel – Zebra Hostel – and met my bunkmates – 4 Canadians, 5 Brits, and 2 Americans. Our first night in town was filled with what I expected Italy to be: Ruins and Wine.
The cheapest route into Morocco was via Spain. And I figured if I was flying THROUGH a Spanish country – One I’d never seen before – I HAVE to layover for 5 days to explore and keep practising my Spanish I spent the last year learning. So Where did my Money Go?
Lithuania – that wonderful little country with a strong history. Well placed on the Baltic Sea it was an empire that dominated the region – and today it proves its strength, beauty, and charm in its well nuzzled location next to Russia, Poland, and Latvia. With its magical Curonian Spit on the coast and its quirky Hill of Crosses in the middle, Lithuania has a little bit of everything and a little something for everyone.
All the houses in Burano, Italy are painted different colours. The island inhabitants are all fisherman and the females are lace-makers. The myth goes that the houses are painted multi-coloured since the fisherman spent so long at sea they would forget where they lived. The colour-coding helped them remember which house was theirs. It also helped the men to see their houses while out on their boats.
Photo of the Week: Italy – Golden Frames of the Vatican Museum
Before entering into the Sistine Chapel to view the works of Michaelangelo, you must walk down a long hallways of the Vatican Museum. This picture depicts one section of the arched ceiling of this incredible passageway. Every piece is set in its own uniquely designed golden frame. The art is part of the collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries.
I'm Chrystal McKay, a 24 year old Canadian who travels the world seeking knowledge. I am a World Citizen, Globe Trotter, and Continuous Learner. A Lover of Ancient Ruins, Castles, Churches, and all things Old and Beautiful. Follow me as I learn my way around the world.
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