Trastevere Treasures: What to see & do

In my books, Trastevere irrefutably has better places to eat than Central Rome.  But when it comes to attractions, it’s a slightly different story.  The tourist route is a must-do for first time visitors and the night version—even more.  But in truth, the Vatican is not the only attraction across the Tiber; in Trastevere lies real …

Trastevere Treasures: Where to stay & eat

To the locals living in Rome, Trastevere is nothing short of a treasure. Away from the usual tourist route, this neighbourhood is free of the animated (read: frantic) crowds that make central Rome quite hectic at times. Crossing the river and walking to Trastevere—which literally translates to “beyond the Tiber”—one will notice and feel the …

A Photographer’s Guide to Rome at Night

Without a shadow of a doubt, Rome is a beautiful city. With the perfect combination of elaborate monuments and ancient ruins, it’s one of the most photogenic places in the world. But when the sun goes down and the city is illuminated by a soft yellow light, it turns into something almost divine. Capturing Rome …

Off to Tuscany

I’m taking a quick break from the Jordan series for a few days because KD and I are heading over to Florence. I am leaving my laptop at home to keep my backpack light. Heaven knows that by the time we come back, I would have eaten enough pasta equivalent to the weight of my …