Turin – Part 2

ATTRACTIONS This was a big day of again cramming a lot into a short amount of time before we headed out of Italy and into France. I had my sites set on the Archaeological museum - little did I know trying to get in there in itself would be a confusing endeavour, and none of … Continue reading Turin – Part 2

Turin – Part 1

OVERVIEW For some reason I had in my mind this was a smaller town with nothing to its name but a musty old Shroud. That's what you get for not reading up. It's not. It's a fairly large city with a long history originating from Roman times, and no less than 18km of shopping arcades. … Continue reading Turin – Part 1

Florence

OVERVIEW Unfortunately, out of all the places we had visited so far, Florence had the seediest feel - immediately evident on arriving from the main station. As we were walking to our hotel, we heard some screaming and shouting, then two girls running - it seemed like they had been robbed? It's also possible they … Continue reading Florence

Zurich

OVERVIEW Zurich, famous for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. It lived up to this reputation pretty quickly on my arrival as I had to pay 2 Swiss francs to use the public bathrooms at the train station - having said that, they WERE the cleanest and most spacious public toilets … Continue reading Zurich

Heidelberg

OVERVIEW Heidelberg was the first 'smaller' city we'd visited, although it's not the tiniest town. Built up primarily around a university, it's somewhat constrained by the river on one side and mountains on the other so it has stretched out lengthways along the riverbank. As a result, the old part of town is fairly well … Continue reading Heidelberg