Rome: The Vatican City

Rome: The Vatican City

As part of our Laidlaws on La Med cruise and as the girls First Communion was coming up in early June, we visited The Vatican City. We were only in Rome for one night so our visit was a short one. We naturally had to visit the Vatican Museum and The Sistine Chapel....
Rome: Grand Plaza Hotel

Rome: Grand Plaza Hotel

On our return to Rome, having not been able to see any of the sites when we landed at the start of the cruise, I decided to treat us all to a night in a five star hotel with a great location to visit all the must-see destinations. The hotel is impressive but I did...
Laidlaws on La Med: Positano

Laidlaws on La Med: Positano

This is my second visit to Positano and I am already planning my next visit. I love the town and still feel I haven’t spent enough time there. We only had one day on the Amalfi Coast, and only the afternooon in the town of Positano. We had an amazing authentic...
Laidlaws on La Med: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius

Laidlaws on La Med: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius

Part of our cruise was to see the City of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius as Zara is currently doing all sorts of land movements like volcanoes, earthquakes and plate tectonics in Social Science. We learnt so much from our tour guide but I was most impressed by little things...
Laidlaws on La Med: Athens

Laidlaws on La Med: Athens

We had the best time in Athens as we signed up for the Hop On, Hop Off Bus. The bus took us straight from the Port to the Acropolis. Here we were able to see the temples and Zara gave us a full Greek Mythology lesson based on her recent reading of the Percy Jackson...
Laidlaws on La Med: Santorini

Laidlaws on La Med: Santorini

We must have been “lucky” as our Day Trip to Santorini was probably on only one of five “wintery” days on the island. It was overcast and a bit grey, but the city is so beautiful that it didn’t take the shine away from our tour. We did...