I love food markets too much that I wouldn't want to miss it during my brief stay in Bologna, the food capital of Italy. I woke up early so I could have ample time to wander aimlessly around Quadrilatero e Mercato di Mezzo. It's the oldest (ancient market since the middle ages) and the most fascinating market in Bologna . Nowadays the Quadrilatero is the historical center area bounded by piazza Maggiore, via Rizzoli, piazza della Mercanzia, via Castiglione, via Farini, piazza Galvani and via dell’Archiginnasio. Jewelers, butchers, delicatessens, bakeries, shops with traditional cuisine are located in these streets. Most of these shops have preserved the historic architecture and furnishing, thus making them genuine artistic treasures. Yes, you can buy fresh tortellini here! One of the food you should taste while in Bologna. Traditional food markets are definitely my best way to find out the real food of a city 🍖🥩🥘🍝🦞🍩🥂🍹🍒🍋🍇🌽 . Do you also love exploring food markets while traveling?
Amusing pose people do when in the Leaning Tower of Pisa 🍦 . #wanderlust #traveltheworld #pisatower #italy #travelblogger #landmark #travelphotography #instaitalia #igersitalia #visititaly #exploreitaly #igtravel #summer #funnypose #traveladdict #wheninitaly #tuscany
Chiesette di San Giovanni in Ranui is an iconic place for photographers in South Tyrol, Italy. The church is well known for the spectacular view with the trees and the Dolomites mountains in the background ⛪⛰️ . Honestly I was so tempted to edit this photo and remove the rope fence so it would look more instagramable (overused term nowadays 😝). But then it would be a lie. I don't want the pictures I share to deliver misleading impression about a certain place. Have you read the recent viral article about #GatesofHeaven in Bali? Don't get me wrong. I don't say it's illegal to remove or add elements in photos. Lots of them turn out to be such beautiful arts too! It's just I prefer to show the real deal. Besides if I removed the fence then I would fail to keep a pretty funny story behind this picture. The moment I got electrocuted by the electric rope fence (why they didn't put a warning sign?!) when I leaned over to get a better angle. It wasn't too strong but enough to make me shriek and burn a few strands of my arm hair 😭. I think some places may change but these little memories will stay a little longer . Have you ever feel disappointed because of the place you visited didn't look the same as on #Instagram?
Did you know there's roughly 800 castles spread all over South Tyrol? A quite number of them are located in Merano and surroundings. If you are a castle enthusiast like me, you'll have a hard time to pick which ones to visit. And we chose Tyrol Castle because it's one of the oldest and the biggest in the region . From Merano train station, I hop on bus #11 and got off at the last stop (in front of Pizzeria Burggräfler Weinstube). Then it's 1,3 km easy stroll among traditional houses and vineyards to the castle. It took me more than 30 minutes because I was stopping every 5 minutes to take pictures 😝. I was too taken away by the gorgeous scenery that I ignored the fact I was drenched in rain. I'll post more pictures of Tyrol Castle (in the far right on this pic) later 🏰 . Have you ever explored South Tyrol? Which other great castles I should visit next time? . #wanderlust #traveltheworld #beautifuldestinations #southtyrol #italy #travelblogger #castle #travelphotography #natureaddict #instaitalia #igersitalia #visititaly #exploreitaly #igtravel #summer
Built right into a vertical cliff face on Italy’s Mount Baldo, the Santuario Madonna della Corona looks like it's suspended mid-air. Originally, people had to endure treacherous mountain path to reach this place for silent reflection before the church was built in 1530. Thankfully it's now a relatively easy walk from the nearest town, Spiazzi or you can also opt for a shuttle ride. . Hands down it's one of the most awe-inspiring church I've ever visited. I just caught the first glimpse of the church when the bells in the bell tower started singing their midday song. The melody flew over the valley, gave me chills run down my spine. It was too magical I felt the tears welling up. The moment like this made me miss my Dad the most. But somehow I know he was there with me. Let me be your eyes and show you the beauty I see around the world, Dad. I know you're smiling down on me from heaven 🥰🤗
Ciao Italy! I'm super backdate posting my journey around Italy 😅 but I do update daily on Instastories. Been to Duomo di Milano a couple times before but the architecture details never failed to amaze 😍 . 10 days into my summer holiday and I already miss home. It must be the heatwave. We are expecting some 41°C today in Tuscany and might increase over the weekend. This polar bear is definitely melting like crazy 😰😰😰 . #traveltheworld #wanderlust #traveladdict #travelblogger #summer #holiday #italy #milano #travelphotography #globetrotter #visitmilan #visititaly
Few more days before my summer holiday. I feel a pinch in my heart while packing my suitcase, realizing that I will board the plane without my Dad. This will be the first family holiday since he passed away in January, just after our Christmas holiday 💔💔💔 . Now his passport and shirt became my travel essential. They will stay inside my backpack and will go along to wherever I travel. Somehow I know that his spirit is still very much alive and will always be close to me. Are you ready for our new adventure, Pa? 🥰🥰🥰 . Picture was taken somewhere above Iran, on our flight to Azerbaijan.
#EidMubarak to all Muslim friends! May Allah bless your days with happiness, your weeks with prosperity, your months with contentment, and your years with love & peace. Happy Eid-Ul-Fitr! 🤗❤️🥰 . Mohon maaf lahir dan batin 🙏🙏 . #eidulfitr #istanbul #turkey #bluemosque #traveltheworld #wanderlust #traveladdict #beautifuldestinations #city #travelblogger #travelling #instapassport #mosque #islam
Grannies playing traditional Chinese game of Mahjong on street, Dali, Yunnan Province #China