It’s been 3 years since the hubbahubba and I took a long vacation. To celebrate his official move to working full-time for Everyday Love Art (woohoo!) AND completing the thumbnails for Pashmina (it took a year!) we decided to tour Italy. He’s 3/4 Italian and Italy has always be high on both of our lists to visit! While we were traveling around I drew a few comics to capture some of our experiences.
We took 2 flights to get to Rome and immediately boarded a train to Florence. Neither of us can sleep well on planes.
The first morning was magical as we woke to the bells of the Duomo in Florence.
But Florence wasn’t kind to us. Jet lagged, we created mosquito gut masterpieces at 3am instead of sleeping or snuggling.
Finally adjusted to the time, we toured Genoa. With a piece of foccacia, cobble stone streets and his hand in mine we both fell in love with Italy.
We spent a good portion of our time in Cinque Terre. Every vista and meal was a delight. I decided that if hubbahubba REALLY loved me he would learn how to make pansotti (and all pastas) ^_^
I enjoyed taking the train from city to city, drawing and writing postcards.
Another 2 flights home, nursing a cold and jet lagged I was so tired. I needed to brush my teeth before sleeping but couldn’t find the energy… ^_^
Overall our trip was wonderful. Sometimes when we plan things into 2016 it feels very overwhelming – it was so nice to stop, take a break and enjoy the simple things in life.
I hope you’re having a happy Monday!