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Travelling to Herculaneum (Ercolano) on a budget

Getting to Herculaneum from Naples cheaply Getting to the preserved site of Herculaneum, or Ercolano to use its modern name, by public transport is easy…

Budget pizza in Venice: Pizza Al Volo

See a real pizza Venice One of the most popular Italian foods is of course pizza,  so it would be rude not to order at least…

Travel: The Secret Cabinet of Pompeii (Gabinetto Segreto)

Secret room of erotica in Naples *Parental Guidance Advised* Naples isn’t just about pizza, with sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum a short distance away there’s…

Discovering Alentejo, Portugal

Discover the wines of Alentejo It was my first flight with TAP, the national carrier airline of Portugal, and here I was travelling on a…

Discovering Fuet in Vic, Catalonia

Making and eating an Osona speciality Fuet is a thin, dry cured, sausage from Catalonia. Whilst visiting the city of Vic, an hour’s drive north…

Travel: Making sense of an Italian restaurant bill

What it means on your restaurant bill in Italy Different countries do things differently, and in Italy you may be confused with some terms listed…

What is the Catalan Christmas pooping man?

Look for the Caganer in Catalonia at Christmas! One of our cheekiest Christmas decorations at home is this little guy we picked up on holiday…

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