Incomprehensible neon lights whizz past as I speed through the crowded streets of Tokyo, narrowly avoiding obstacles. A gust of wind tugs at the edge of my mustache. I briefly take my hand off the steering wheel to save my mustache from becoming roadkill. That’s all it takes for my brother, Mario, to overtake me […]Read more "Life Lesson #55 – Real Mario Kart Exists"
When I decided to get my New York State Driver’s License, I knew that I would have to endure a 5-hour driving class. I expected it to be boring… but I never expected it to become one of my most insane stories of all time.Read more "Life Lesson #54 – Drive Me Crazy"
I’ve wanted to visit the buried Roman town of Pompeii ever since studying it as a kid. While Rome itself should hold more attraction, there’s something eerily engaging about the idea of a whole town frozen in time, where life just stopped in an instant and no development has occurred for nearly 2,000 years. There’s […]Read more "Pompeii"
When we first got stuck in Naples I could feel today would teach me a Life Lesson. Though I’d already been driving for five hours since leaving Rome, there was a grit to Naples that I appreciated having the chance to see. I planned to call the Life Lesson “Always Set Your GPS to Avoid […]Read more "Life Lesson #31 – Tolls Aren’t So Bad"
I have never heard a story about driving in Rome that didn’t involve a hospital. My main memory from coming here five years ago (sans automobile) is nuns on scooters cutting you off when you try to cross the road. So I booked a place half an hour out of Rome that had free carparking […]Read more "Rome"
The drive from Siena to Rome took us right through Tuscany and Umbria. My lasting impression will be the fields of sunflowers. Well, the fields of sunflowers and the crazy Italian drivers! Before long you realise that manoeuvres you would have swiftly tooted back home don’t even seem rude anymore! Thanks to a travel tip […]Read more "Driving Through Tuscany"
We got up early this morning and left the Cinque Terre by train. We almost missed it because we stopped to get one last slice of potato and rosemary focaccia bread for the trip, but thankfully we managed to run on in time.In Pisa we had to walk with our luggage for about half an […]Read more "Leaning Towers and Summer Showers"