Maki 5* Gelateria, Fano – Best Gelato in Italy?

As promised in my last post, I said I would tell you all a bit more about THE MOST AMAZING GELATO.


Theo and I, and his family, took a day trip to a town called Fano, in Umbria. We were going to the beach! However, before leaving, we read online that it was home to a 5 star gelateria – so naturally we had to go. It was Maki Gelateria Artigianale.

From the outside I’ll admit it’s nothing special, though it is on a pretty piazza. But as soon as you go inside…it’s amazing.

Check out some Trip Adviser reviews here if you want some other opinions!

There are so many flavours – some of them REALLY unusual…Beer flavoured ice cream, anyone?

It was delicious. I had 3 scoops, all slightly unusual, yet they all seemed to go so well together. Plus the flavours were so natural – none of the artificial stuff we had tried elsewhere.

I tried beer flavour, something which I think translates to superchocolate (basically like double chocolate x triple chocolate x chocolate explosion) and the last was yoghurt.

I honestly can’t wait to return to Italy just to go back there – Bring on 2017!


Stay tuned for my next post on the wild mountain ponies!


Have you been to Italy and tried some amazing gelato? Where were you and what were the flavours?

Let me know in the comments!

Italy in Autumn: Should you go? Definitely.

As promised in my third to last post, here is my full album of  photos from my October/November trip to Italy. We were in Umbria, and went to quite a few different places – more on some of them at a later point.

The pictures below include wild mountain horses, 5 star gelato, and of the course the obligatory travel-photo-out-of-the-window-with-the-plane-wings-and-clouds!













Have you been to Italy? (in Autumn?) If so where?

Got any good photos to share?

Let me know in the comments!

Edinburgh Oktoberfest 2016

My day at Edinburgh Oktoberfest 2016.

I can’t believe how few photos I took at Oktoberfest – but here are the ones i did (unedited, as I imagine you can tell).

See below: Theo and I, and our giant 2 pint beers (perhaps the reason so few photos exist…).

As you can see we had a lot of fun, especially later when it got busier and we started joining in with the sing-a-longs (YMCA among them)…

We also befriended two Irish guys – one of which was lovely enough to buy me one of those bright green Oktoberfest hats…which I proceeded to prance about in Edinburgh wearing for the rest of the day…

The music wasn’t quite what we expected, but we came round to it after a while and had a lot of fun! 11 pounds per drink was a bit mad too, so I don’t know if we’d do it again in a hurry… But hey ho, we had fun and that’s what counts. And being honest we’ll probably do it again next, year because we’re not one’s to learn…

Have you ever been to Oktoberfest? If so where? And what were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!

Travel Blog: I’m going to Italy!

Want to hear all about my next trip? Well search no further…


It’s official guys, I’m going on another trip!

For the second time in just over a year Theo and I are adventuring back to Italy! We leave on the 20th and come back on the 29th (just in time for our friend’s Halloween themed engagement party!).

It’s going to be amazing, and fingers crossed…the perfect temperature for me. (As much as I love it… my Scottish blood can’t handle the heat).

To celebrate… I’ve included a photo from my last trip to show you what there is to look forward to. This is a photo I took at sunset sailing from Ancona to Durress.

Have you ever been to Italy? Do you want to go? (I bet you do!). Want to read a little more about what it’s like there? I suggest this for anyone who wants to visit Italy, and wants to find out more!

So I will be posting about this (with lots of photos of course!) probably at the start of next month.

However there is so much more to look forward to before then…

Edinburgh Oktoberfest is tomorrow, so I will definitely be posting about that ASAP (I’M SO EXCITED – can you tell??).

Have you been to Oktoberfest? If so, where? Let me know in the comments!

Travel Blog: My Heading Photo explained


This is my personal favourite of photographs I have taken. This was the first real foreign holiday of my adult life, and the exact spot it was taken from was my favourite place.

This was a little town on the Albanian coast, called Ksamil (or Kas-mal depending who you ask….but that’s another story). After a long, warm and eventful journey down the entire coastline of a country where the native language was one of the most difficult to pick up (even the basics) I have encountered, and people fluent in English were rare as unicorns, we arrived in the beautiful, sunny piece of heaven.

And despite not knowing anything about the place, we managed to find the best beach as soon as we arrived! The man who ran our first hotel there advised a different beach, but ours was better. It was large, and mostly empty, and right behind us was an amazing beach bar – playing a Lost Frequencies song which was the only one I recognised the entire time we were there.

And the people at the bar were fab too! After some conversational difficulty I managed to get myself a cocktail (or as they called it Vodka Redbull, though there was many more ingredients) – I didn’t know it as the time but a man was sent shopping for a bottle of Absolut just for me!

But I diverge…

Back to the beach it was clear and blue, we took out a pedalo once, and Theo had a shot on something which I can best describe as an inflatable bicycle… (and I can only describe his attempt as floundering).

This was also very close to the scene of my ‘animal attack’… Which I will come back to it a later post.

Have you ever been to Albania, or found a similarly perfect place on your travels? Let me know in the comments!