The Pole Dancer’s Guide To Sardinia’s Emerald Coast

The area where I was born, the Emerald Coast, in Northern Sardinia close to the town of Olbia, used to be only a rich man’s paradise. But with a bunch of new direct flights linking Olbia to London, Germany, Spain and a variety of other European cities, the Emerald Coast is now also starting to … More The Pole Dancer’s Guide To Sardinia’s Emerald Coast

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Christmas Holidays In London

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my Christmas in Sydney. Sun was out, bums were out, BBQs and beers were a must. But nothing screams “CHRISTMAS” like the London feasts, so here’s what to do during the Christmas holidays here in London town. Christmas Christmas Carols in Columbia Road I first ran into the Christmas … More Christmas Holidays In London

Sardinian Nightlife: Costa Smeralda, Clubs and Street Food Festivals

When I’m home, I’m generally boring AF. I don’t go out much, and when I do I follow my friends to whichever bar is popular at the moment. I’m not a huge clubber and, to me, Sardinia doesn’t mean ‘party’… more like ‘sleep on the beach, eat like a pig and tan’. Still, this year … More Sardinian Nightlife: Costa Smeralda, Clubs and Street Food Festivals

10 Books to read on your Italian summer holiday

Something happens to me while on holiday in my country. I’ve been lucky enough to relax on beaches and by pools in the United States, Australia, Bali, Singapore… but nothing is quite like lying on a beach in my homeland of Sardinia, Italy. Here, the vibe (and the fact that my mother hardly lets me … More 10 Books to read on your Italian summer holiday

Golfo di Orosei: playing tourist in my homeland

I couchsurfed and travelled across the world, from London to the USA, from Australia to Asia, but sometimes nothing feels so great as being home. Especially if your homeland looks like the island of Sardinia. Here are a few shots of some of the most beautiful areas in Southern Italy. Golfo Di Orosei The Orosei … More Golfo di Orosei: playing tourist in my homeland

Sydney via Sardinia: a day at Pilu at Freshwater

The similarities between my homeland, an island in the middle of the Italian Tyrrhenian sea, and Australia don’t stop just at warm weather and long beaches. I was reminded of that as soon as I walked into Pilu at Freshwater, an oasis of calm that seems miles away from Sydney and could come straight out of … More Sydney via Sardinia: a day at Pilu at Freshwater

L’Anima, Italian like no other

It’s probably the best time ever to eat Italian in London: street eats like Cheeky Italian, Fundi Pizza, Franco Manca and Pizza Pilgrims have definitely raised the quality bar on Southern European goodness in the capital, and newly-opened Canto Corvino shows you can serve amazing Italian food for a good price. But there’s an Italian restaurant … More L’Anima, Italian like no other

Holidays in Sardinia: what I’m eating (part 2)

Food marathons are officially a thing in Italy. Here’s what I ate during my last week of holiday in Sardinia. Pasta con le vongole A typical seaside town dish, pasta with clams, oil and garlic is filling yet delicate, the best way to start your meal. Supplì The Roman alternative to Sicily’s arancini, supplì are … More Holidays in Sardinia: what I’m eating (part 2)

Day out in Sardinia: boat to the Emerald Coast

It’s a hard life here in Sardinia. Here’s what to do on a day out in Gallura’s Emerald Coast. Wake up at 8 – the heat is going to wake you uo anyway – and head to Nodu Pianu beach to rent a small dinghy for half a day (€145). A dinghy will give you access … More Day out in Sardinia: boat to the Emerald Coast