• Rome's History
    Locations & History

    Discover Rome’s History Through Art

    Walking along Rome’s picturesque streets and alleyways paved with time weathered cobblestones and ivory-covered arches, you’ll find yourself face-to-face with the fabric of the city’s historic heart. These cobblestones and ivory of course have about them the air and feel of history and they are just the right surface to connect ancient with present day Rome. The more you wander, the more you’ll notice that the ‘must-see’ tourist sites are displaying far more than architectural excellence and beautifully crafted artworks. Instead, creativity here has been granted a license to flourish, but to flourish with a purpose. Between the Vatican City, the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and…

  • Rome Travel Bucket List
    Travel Guides

    Rome Travel Bucket List

    Having just come back from Rome, I wanted to create a Rome Travel Bucket List for those of you planning or wish to plan a trip there. I also wanted to create this Rome Travel Bucket List to see how much I still have to explore! It wasn’t very hard to fall in love with the city. From the Vatican city to the Colosseum, there are so many historical and significant cultural sites worth seeing in the eternal city! So, here is my complete list of exciting suggestions for places to visit when in Rome! ROME TRAVEL BUCKET LIST Wander around the Colosseum –  Marvel at the panoramic views from…

  • The Capuchin Crypt
    Locations & History

    The Capuchin Crypt | The Bones of Rome

    I think most of us have a morbid fascination with death. For centuries, it has been common practice to use religion to understand and come to terms with life after death. Now, with extraordinary archaeological excavations at work, we come face to face with death on a more frequent basis. Think about the global obsession with Ancient Egypt and their remarkable process of mummification. Being able to see these have opened up so many new questions on the notion of the afterlife. It also shows that even though those who’ve died are gone, they are certainly not forgotten. The Capuchin Crypt draws upon this notion. I believe the crypt extends…

  • Rome in 25 pictures
    Trips in Pics

    Discover Rome in 25 Pictures

    Ever wanted to travel to Rome? Well, discover Rome in 25 pictures from my recent trip in September. They show the beautiful harmony between the ancient city and the charming quaintness of modern Rome. These photographs also show the plethora of things you can do, see, and eat in the city! All of which you won’t want to miss out on experiencing! It was a whirlwind of a time in Rome but definitely one I’d repeat in a heartbeat. When Is The Best Time To Visit Bath? I’ve been to Rome both during peak season (July) and off-peak in September. From my personal experience, the best time to visit the…

  • Baths of Caracalla
    Locations & History

    Baths of Caracalla [Guide]

    On my recent trip to Rome, I took an unexpected visit to the Baths of Caracalla. Of all the archaeological attractions in Rome, this one stood out the most for me. While the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill were all absolutely mind-blowing, nothing quite prepared me for the baths. They are the ruins of one of the largest and most impressive thermae in Rome and they are just out of this world! It is so big that it is almost unbelievable that the site could accommodate 1,600 bathers at one time and that it also has a stadium and a library! It is so beautifully well-preserved that with a…

  • Rome Apartment
    Travel Reviews

    Rome Apartment [Review]

    Why Apartment over Hotel? I’ve never written an apartment review before. But I felt the trip I just did in Rome warranted one. It was so jam-packed with things to do. I wanted to give my honest opinion about whether an apartment or hotel would suit this style of trip better. We were only in Rome for five days and we knew that we’d be out for most of the days. As a result, my family and I decided to rent an apartment instead of staying in a hotel. This was a new experience for us. We usually like the ease and comfort of knowing anything we needed or wanted…

  • Rome Travel Itinerary
    Locations & History,  Travel Guides

    Rome Travel Itinerary: My 5-Day Trip

    Rome has always been a dream destination for me. I have been fascinated with the Romans ancient history and with Christianity’s adoption and usurpation of and hatred towards Paganism. As the previous Caput Mundi (capital of the world), Rome is dotted with treasures, ancient ruins, myths and legends; Making the city unlike any other. I based my Rome Travel Itinerary on a trip I recently did, and it’ll show you what you can do in Rome in just five days. Having five days in Rome is a great way to get a feel of the city’s mysteries and glamour and is certainly enough time to see everything. However, I’d recommend…

  • Kom Ombo Temple
    Locations & History

    Kom Ombo and Aswan Dam [Travel Guide]

    Kom Ombo and Aswan Dam Ever wondered why Kom Ombo and Aswan Dam are so important? Check out this article to learn about Kom Ombo and Aswan Dam. It’ll detail their history, significance in Egypt’s culture and what you can expect to see and do there! Kom Ombo Temple When was Kom Ombo Temple built? It is said that the Temple of Kom Ombo was built during the Graeco-Roman period (332BC – AD 395). However, some elements of its structure, the most derelict parts, date back to the 18th dynasty. It is these derelict parts that give the temple an outward skeletal appearance, impressing on the mind images of change,…

  • Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
    Locations & History

    Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut [History Guide]

    Why was the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut built? The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is a resting place for the Queen. It is also a memorial temple that worships and honours Queen Hatshepsut. The geographical location, on the west bank of the River Nile, is significant. It’s not only facing the city of Luxor but it also marks the entrance to the Valley of the Kings. This puts the temple at the heart of the ancient capital Thebes. Consequently, the Queen is eternally placed in the minds of the Egyptian people. Strategically, Hatshepsut found a way to always reign over Egypt. Locals, traders, visitors and descendent kings or queens would always…

  • Travel Guides

    Egypt Travel Bucket List | Spectacular Sites

    Like all my others, my Egypt Travel Bucket List has been steadily growing over the years. There is an endless array of spectacular landmarks and experiences just waiting for you in Egypt. But because of everything that has happened there, many travellers have been too afraid to visit. Whilst some areas in Egypt are deemed unsafe, the British government estimated 415,000 British nationals visited Egypt in 2018 and most visits were trouble-free. When I went to Egypt a few years ago, I managed to check some incredible, once-in-a-lifetime adventures off my Egypt Travel Bucket List. I took a cruise down the Nile River, visited a plethora of temples that had…