Day 204 – Tuscany – Viareggio​ – a day at the beach

I caught the bus from Lucca to Viargeggio to spend the afternoon at the beach. Viareggio is a  seaside village that is home to the famous carnival of Viargeggio which dates back to 1873. I was told it is famous for “Lacoste wearing yachties and Italian families”. I definitely saw a lot of yachts and … Continue reading Day 204 – Tuscany – Viareggio​ – a day at the beach

Days 198 – 199 Genoa Italy – Maps and exploring

I had to change trains from Cannes to Genoa Italy and the Italian guard was not friendly when I tried to confirm the destination of the train – but his unfriendliness couldn’t curb my excitement at being back in Italy. When I boarded the second train there were no seats available. I tried to perch … Continue reading Days 198 – 199 Genoa Italy – Maps and exploring

Day 194 – Arles, South of France – Photography Festival

Arles hosts the biggest and most prestigious photography festival in the world and has done so every year since 1969. I spent most of the day looking at documentary photography in 10 galleries across Arles by 10 international artists. I was captivated from the first photo. Storytelling is a powerful way to learn about people … Continue reading Day 194 – Arles, South of France – Photography Festival