Alexandra Sills

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Travel Journals

Italy

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 13

17th May 2015After a blissful daytrip visiting Noto yesterday from Syracuse, I’d returned to Catania in the evening for the final hotel.I’d planned …

Italy

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 14

18th May 20155.30 amOh sweet baby Jesus, that alarm is early. My bus to Piazza Armerina leaves in one hour. Thankfully I deliberately sacrificed a …

Italy

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 12

16th May 2015It’s been suggested to me in the planning stages that my trip is a <i>little</i> antiquities heavy and that a day somewhere more Baroque may be …

Italy

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 10

14th May 2015I’d arrived at Siracusa the previous night. Not being able to afford accommodation on the prettier Ortygia, I’d found my run down hotel …

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 11

15th May 2015Ortygia, the island upon which Syracuse was founded in 734 BC, is small and perfect for wandering around at a leisurely pace. Remnants …

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 9

13th May 2015Thank the Lord for Tripadvisor, or more specifically, Vagabonda on the Sicily forums of Tripadvisor. In the Trip Prep stages of this …

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 8

12th May 2015I’m eagerly escaping the noisy, grubby confines of Catania for the posher, more affluent tourist town of Taormina. It’s a relief to get …

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 7

11th May 2015The kindest hotel owner in Sicily carried my bags to the car and drops me off at the bus station in Agrigento, waving me off with a …

Italy

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 6

10th May 2015Agrigento is Temple Central not just for Sicily but for pretty much the entirety of Magna Graecia. It’s not just the number of temples …

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 5

9th May 2015It’s Saturday, I’m up scarily early, hoisting my backpack over my shoulders and trudging to the train station in Trapani for the first of …

Guide Books

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 4

8th May 2015Should you travel as I did from Trapani to Segesta by ‘Tarantola’ bus, make sure you sit ont he right hand side of the bus on the way …

Ancient History

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 3

7th May 2015There is little that gets me more excited than a shipwreck. It is with great excitement then, that I board an early train from Trapani to …

Ancient History

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 2

6th May 2015I’m excited to wake up, despite my grotty surroundings. Today I will see ancient ruins, my raison d’être. I’m visiting the remote ruins …

Italy

The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 1

5th May 2015My alarm rings scandalously early as my flight is due to depart Gatwick at 5.50.My third solo trip is longer and more complicated than …

Rome Travel Journal – Day Ten

9th Oct 2014My final day in Rome. Tonight I fly home, tomorrow is my birthday. I’ve got mixed feelings as I finish packing up my bags. I adore Italy …

Ancient History

Rome Travel Journal – Day Nine

8th Oct 2014So for my final full day of the trip I’ve pencilled all of the big hitters of Rome tourism into my schedule. I visited nearly all of the …

Ancient History

Rome Travel Journal – Day Seven

6th Oct 2014Today is Monday, a day where most museums in Rome are closed. It’s a strange concept to me, no British museum would ever <i>dream</i> of losing …

Ancient History

Rome Travel Journal – Day Six

5th October 2014I wake up incredibly excited, this morning I have a 9am guided tour ticket for a Cinecitta Studios tour.Mercifully easy to get to …

Italy

Rome Travel Journal – Day Five

4th Oct 2014After a couple of days in the city it is time for an escape to the countryside. I had a few places to choose from as there are many …

European Travel

Rome Travel Journal – Day Four

3rd Oct 2014Yesterday was punishing but rewarding. I’d had the end-of-crazy-season joy of being unhurried and the luxury of space. All of that was …

Museums

Rome Travel Journal – Day Three Part Two

2nd Oct 2014After an incredibly busy day and a short rest I head off for what will be a highlight of my entire trip.My birthday is in October and as …

Rome Travel Journal – Day Two

1st October 2014I spend most of my morning excitedly making my way through the historic centre of Rome. My original plan had been to get public …

Rome Travel Journal – Day One

30th September 2014I land at Fiumicino airport just outside Rome at about 10.30. I grab a taxi to my hotel in an excited rush, I have a packed …

Italy

The Acropolis (Athens Travel Journal – Day Seven)

14th May 2014My final day in Athens. I have saved the iconic for last as I plan to see the Acropolis this morning.The lovely staff at my hotel agree …

Ancient History

Eleusis and the Mysteries (Athens Travel Journal – Day Six)

13th May 2014I have managed to pack nearly everything I have planned to see on this trip already, deliberately having left this day blank on the …

Ancient History

A Day in Delphi (Athens Travel Journal – Day Five)

12th May 2014I spent a considerable amount of money for my escorted trip across Attica and the Peloponnese and I <i>could</i> have done the same today, but …

Ancient History

Exploring the Ancient City (Athens Travel Journal – Day Four)

11th May 2014The Kerameikos is a little visited archaeological site in Athens. As I make my way there I can’t help but speculate that it is little …

Ancient History