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Horse in a Church

Siena in Tuscany is the home of a rather unusual event, the Palio di Siena.

It’s a horse race that is held twice a year and it captures the imagination of the locals right throughout the year. 366 more words


Neophyte Review: 16oz Americano at Palio, 1996 SE Ladd Ave

Nestled in the confusion known as Ladd’s Addition sits Palio, a l’il coffeeshop that serves the most yupster of hipsters within the southeast section of Our Fair City. 470 more words


Beaches, Brats, and Getting Older

It’s been a few weeks between posts. Sorry about that. Im still trying to get into the swing of writing my thoughts down every once in a while. 721 more words


Siena, Italy

I’m not really sure where to start when it comes to Siena. I remember that when we arrived there, we had a very short tour of the beginning of the city. 803 more words


Khao Yai Thailand

In Christmas 2014, my initial plan was to visit Pismai, the old Khmer outpost in Korat, and then go to Khao Yai. In Winter, the sun set around 530 pm but my plane only lands around 1pm, there is not enough time to enjoy Korat, which is is 3.5 hours away and I have seen Ankor Wat before, so I skipped Korat and went to Ayutthaiya instead.   586 more words


1130 / Il Campo / Siena // Italy

An old sketch from my favorite square, Il campo at Siena, looking at Mangia tower.

The paving is made of red bricks arranged in fishbone style, divided into a sunburst pattern by nine strips of travertine, one of the characteristics that makes this square so unique.


Tuscany 2013: day 7: San Gimignano – Siena – Milan

Disclaimer: in 2013, my boyfriend and I went to Tuscany for a week, where we wanted to explore the landscape by means of a Vespa. We were given four day trips (no GPS involved, just regular drawn instructions, which meant I gave the directions and the boyfriend drove the Vespa), all of which started in the centre of San Gimignano, where we stayed at a hotel nearby. 209 more words