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“Abandoning Little People on the Streets since 2006” is the project’s slogan, which is pretty mysterious and intriguing… but when you begin exploring this little blog, The Little People Project, the adorable art and photography that take the miniature figures around the world is captivating and you can soon lose a good couple of hours trawling through the archives at all the small and fantastic scenes!

Slinkachu’s work involves taking teeny …

[ Written by Sophie | 11 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a fairytale? You know, the kind where all girls get to be princesses and all guys are handsome knights who go hunting out in the forest while the princesses meet for tea-parties and braid hairbands made of flowers?
That sounds silly, you might say and yet I bet at one moment in your life (which you may or may …

[ Written by Katja | 12 May 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

“Finally I have arrived in the capital of the world.“ This is what Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said when wandering the crowded streets of Rome for the first time in 1786. He was mesmerized by the variety of palaces and ruins, gardens and wilderness, arches and pillars – all united in one city.

And Goethe wasn’t the only one. Especially in the 18th century literally all roads seemed to lead to …

[ Written by guest | 25 Feb 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

It’s no secret that Lake Como, situated in the Lombardy region of Italy, is one of Europe’s most desirable holiday destinations. This is where impressive mountain scenery, lush greenery and deep blue water come together to form a truly one-of-a-kind panoramic view.

It is also no secret, however, that vacationing here can be quite pricey. Throughout history, Lake Como was a popular holiday destinations for aristocrats and wealthy Europeans, which …

[ Written by guest | 3 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

 
Carefully I dive my right foot into the hot pool, checking the temperature. It is not too hot and so I dive in with my whole body. A light smell of brimstone hangs in the air and darkness surrounds me. The little waves caused by my body break against the stone wall and make a quiet swashing sound. Hesitantly I advance towards the back of the pool, there must be …

[ Written by guest | 30 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | ]

When I was browsing through the Internet this morning and found out that today was world pasta day, I could not believe it. What’s so unbelievable about that?, you’ll probably wonder. Well, keep reading.

Following a generous invitation by the Emilia Romagna Tourism Board, I was lucky enough to spend this last weekend in the stunning area of Emilia Romagnia, a northern region of Italy which is very reputable for its …

[ Written by Katja | 25 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Better then any theater drama or movie comedy, the local market sums up everything Italy stereotypically stands for: the crowd, the noise, the friendly banter over espresso, the arguments about quality and pricing or the laughter by a glass of excellent wine and the infinite types of cheese, tomatoes and meat products.
If you thought that Italians go to the market just do their food shopping, think again: this is …

[ Written by guest | 9 Sep 2011 | 6 Comments | ]

The village of Murano is the typical choice when looking to island hop in Venice. Situated about 15 minutes from Venice and home to the glass blowing industry, its mini network of canals are dotted with incredible shops, galleries and workshops where you can buy one of a kind pieces of jewelry and art and watch the experts at work. But this isn’t a story about Murano and glass blowing, …

[ Written by guest | 15 Apr 2011 | 6 Comments | ]

We all know that maps are probably one of the most helpful and in the same time one of the most annoying gadgets during travels. Ever found yourself in the middle of a busy street, during rain, trying to fold back that map that already falls into pieces? There could be better situations.
To avoid this inconvinient situations, the relief is called “Crumpled City Map“. Emanuele Pizzolorusso created a soft, yet …

[ Written by guest | 5 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

If you’ve been to Italy, you’ll be well familiar with a culinary phenomenon I have never encountered in any other country: Aperitivo.

Aperitivo started to become trendy in fashionable Milan and was quickly picked up by image-councious bars and restaurants in Rome and other Italian cities.
Every night, usually from around 6 to 9pm, every self-respecting establishment offering a full bar, will dish up an all you-can-eat buffet of Antipasti, salami, ham, …

[ Written by Katja | 23 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
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