A Tale or Two About…Taking the 13-Hour Night Ferry from Cagliari to Naples Solo

I’m not entirely sure why but I was ridiculously excited about getting the ferry from Cagliari  to Naples. Yes, it was overnight, yes I couldn’t afford a cabin which meant I’d be sleeping sitting upright on a seat in the bar, and yes it would take 13 hours, but there was something so old-school about taking the ferry rather than flying (also, I couldn’t afford the flight, but I swear even if I could I probably would have booked the ferry anyway!) Continue reading

A Tale or Two About…Feeling Fortunate

Around a week ago, when I was staying in Florence, I received an unexpected message from my ex-boyfriend’s mum (the American I posted about in The Tale Behind This Blog). It seemed that she had been thinking of me, decided to check my Facebook page and had discovered that I was currently travelling. With the recent attacks in Europe, she said she wanted to get in touch to see how I was doing. The message was, I have absolutely no doubt, meant to be kind and simply her way of letting me know that she was still thinking of me…but something about the way it was worded made me furious.  Continue reading

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Boating Adventures (and Misadventures!) on The Golfo di Orosei

There are certain places and moments that are so beautifully, breathtakingly incredible that they will stay with you forever. There are also those moments in life where you simply cannot believe that whatever bad thing is happening is actually happening to you. Recently, I had both of these things combine on the same day – resulting in one of the most unbelievable, unforgettable, experiences of my life…and it all happened on the stunning Golfo di Orosei. Continue reading