All posts tagged: travel blog

La Buca di Ripetta Review, Rome

via Ripetta 36, 00139 Rome, Italy After visiting the Borghese gallery, we decided to eat lunch since we woke up early that day to make our appointment. My sister told me she found an amazing restaurant and I still wanted to try a place that had great carbonara because all of the others were not doing it for me! So, once again I blindly listened to her just to be let down, yet again.  I think most restaurants in Rome are pretty hard to find, as there are so many turns and small alleyways. But we found this one without too much trouble. When we got there we were only the only people inside the restaurant! For some people, they would take this as a warning – for us, we didn’t. I mean, after all – it had amazing reviews on Tripadvisor! The place itself is beautiful. I loved the little blue scooter! I think out of all the places we went to, this was the prettiest one. Hey, decor matters okay! The atmosphere was great, …

Chocolate Dipped Gelato in Rome

  Gelateria Frigidarium Via del Governo Vecchio, 112, 00186 Roma, Italy After the borghese gallery, my sister told me that there was an amazing gelato place that she wanted to take me to. Of course, I was super excited but at the same time pretty iffy. We had already found our favorite gelato place! What could be better? But, trusting tripadvisor, we decided to stop by since it was close to our hotel and the center.    This gelato place had a lot of good things going for it. Not only was in a popular area and near plenty of shops, it was also attractive outside and we noticed quite a few people waiting outside also. There was a young guy working in the front and he was very friendly, even smiling when I went to take a photo of all the delicious flavors. Thanks for not judging me! Unlike the other place that we visited in the beginning, he didn’t seem angry or irritated when I asked for a free sample so that was a plus. It was …

Borghese Gallery – Rome

Hopefully you guys haven’t missed my Rome Travel Posts too much! After taking a break and going on a product review binge, I decided to finish up my travel post.  We decided to visit Borghese Gallery last because it was near our hotel. My sister said it was free, but I’m not sure because I read online that it’s 11 Euros. I remember having to call to make a reservation and having a lot of trouble with that. The first lady hung up on me , and luckily the second lady had an excellent grasp of the English language. We took a bus there and we made our way into the park.  The park was gorgeous! Make sure to spend a lot of time taking photos at the peaceful scenery. In order to make this post not too picture heavy, I decided to leave it out. There were plenty of people walking their dogs and one of them even came up to me and wanted to play!   First, you go and check in. There is …

Amaroni’s Little Italy, Festival Walk

I decided to take a quick break from blogging about Rome to continue my food adventures in Hong Kong! Here is by far my favorite place to eat.  Yes, this place is romantic and I would take Brandon here as soon as he comes to Hong Kong. & Yes, the cabornora here is amazing and is even better than all the carbonara I’ve ever had in my entire life + that includes Rome.  I mentioned before that when Jane began to travel all over Asia (I was very jealous), it rekindled my friendship with Sham. So , while I missed Jane greatly – I had Sham and a new awesome friend , Nancy. Whereas Jane and I stuck to mostly asian food, Sham introduced me to more western food and thankfully… this place. I’ve never been a big fan of pasta, but I am still dreaming about the delicious spaghetti Carbonara.  We got to eat here twice I think, maybe three times at most and each time was better than the first. First of all, the environment is …

A little bit of everything..

  A little bit of everything… After visiting the Colosseum, we went to the Roman Forum and palatine as it was free. Some of the photos didn’t turn out quite as nice, so here are the ones that caught my interest and hopefully you guys will enjoy them as much as I did! Found this little guy just resting… he was so calm!

Sneak peek – Rome travel blog

as school is starting in less than two weeks, my blog will focus more on lifestyle + food and less on my travel adventures. Here is a sneak peek at what I’ve been up to in Rome! also I am using a new camera so the photos will be better! . I also made sure to film a lot more so the VLOG this time will be longer!

How I spent my weekend: Green Valley Lake pt 2

  How I spent my Weekend: Green Valley Lake!  Hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent my weekend at Green Valley Lake, yet again. This time, it was with my best friend and her boyfriend. It wasn’t snowing but it was still beautiful. I have plenty of pictures this time around (using my camera instead of my phone). Click read more for pictures of food, sneak peek at the oyster recipe, Rummage Sale, Parks and beautiful landscape!  We grilled oysters the first night we got there… yum! We had 30 of these!       We got here at around 10 PM Saturday night and everyone was starving. We bought three pizzas from Domino’s but since the freezer was too tiny to store the Oysters we decided to eat them the same night. Thanks to Vicky & Craivion for making these for us. They were too delicious.   Because I was too weak, I made Brandon squeeze all the Lemons for me. Chopping peppers.. these were too hot! Grilling these bad boys.. Tasted amazing!! It …