Italy to Greece (Pompeii & Athens)

03 – 05 July 2010 5.45am we were up and away from Rome for a full day’s travelling, first it took us four hours to get to Pompeii. On arrival in Pompeii we had a brief guided tour around the famous ancient ruins of Pompeii, we had our most charismatic tour guide yet. [pe2-gallery class=”alignright” […]


01 – 02 July 2010 From Florence our next stop was the colossal Rome, or Roma as spelt in Italy. One of the recurring sayings I have used on my trip to date is the famous travel quote “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” – when I was in Roma this naturally seemed […]


29 – 30 June 2010 On we travelled to Florence, a major Renaissance art destination credited for much of the Renaissance movement. Our tour manager Ray described how many art works were commissioned back in the day by the powerful Medici family, including the famous David by Michelangelo. During our first night in Florence we […]

Leaning Tower of Pisa

29 June 2010 We made a brief stop to check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Regrettably the scaffolding surrounding one of the upper layers meant that we didn’t get to see it the tower in its full glory, the scaffolding also seemed to make the tower seem smaller to the eye. [pe2-gallery] [/pe2-gallery]


27 – 28 June 2010 We sleep in differing types of accommodation which range from hostel accommodation (Barcelona) which has no permanent Contiki presence to venues actually owned and ran by Contiki (Beaujolais). Mostly we have been in campgrounds which have a special set up for Contiki use but also cater to the general public. […]


27 June 2010 (French Riviera to Venice (Verona Stop) I’m in Italy, holy shit – Italy. Home of the Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini and the Mafia. Known for pizza, pasta, wine and Italians. I’d been to Paris before so it was nothing new; you could almost say nothing too special (though it was). Since Paris this […]