Mention you are heading to Naples for the weekend and people look at you with fear on their faces and come out with comments like: "Isn’t it dangerous?" or "I had some friends who went once and they felt very uneasy the whole time".
Poor Naples, it really does have a bit of a bad reputation. Yes, it’s chaotic, noisy and a little edgy in places, but it’s also captivating and in its own way quite beautiful. Let’s face it, the Italians definitely know how to do a good city and Naples, sitting in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, is no exception. Read More
I’m not sure about you, but I have this dream that one day I’ll be able to swap my life here in Manchester for somewhere on the continent – somewhere warm where I know the sun will shine most days in the summer; a place where the locals say hello to you as you trot down to the bakery for your morning baguette; where you buy your food from the local market instead of running the gauntlet of shopping trolleys in the supermarket; and where I can spend warm evenings sipping wine in a lavender scented garden – come on admit it, you quite fancy that idea too?! Read More