Siena is a city in Tuscany known for its beautiful medieval architecture and a summer-time horse race that provokes fierce rivalries among the city’s wards.
The first time the boatman urged me to go below the surface, I resolutely plunged downwards and went as deep as I could go. Unfortunately — apparently — this was as deep as I could go:
I think every traveler has that moment in the beginning. A sight or sound or smell triggers a visceral feeling of surreality as you realize: “Oh my God, I’m actually here.”
Our pace intentionally slow and easy, we nonetheless went home hearts bursting with memories. For those who’ve been asking about our itinerary, here it is.
Katoomba is the foremost town in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. It’s only 2 hours away by train from Sydney. It’s small enough to see in a single day — its main sights anyway — but it’s worth taking the time for a more leisurely exploration.