My name is Milena, I live in London and I am originally Italian, I do many things but I am consistent in only one : travelling
I have started travelling since I was 17 years old and since then I have never stopped. To go to a new place is like a new beginning and it always become an important landmark in my life, it doesn’t matter where I have been or how long for!
The man I married had to cross half world to come and get me. We met in London in 2005 but soon after I left for a long trip between USA and South America, he came all the way to Brazil to bring me back to London.
I am now in my 30's and I am a mother of a toddler boy but this will not stop me , quite the opposite, I want to travel even more and give my son this privilege, pass this passion onto him! In fact at such a young age he is already been to several places: Scotland, Denmark, USA, Italy, Turkey, Morocco.
Trips in the pipeline:
Portugal (January 2010)Visited Countries Map
November 8th 2009
I have just been to Morocco for four days from the 1st of November to the 5th. It was a short but intense trip to this North African country. I love Arabic culture and I also speak French therefore Morocco has been on my list of countries to visit for years! I went there with my husband Matt and my 18 months old son Oliver. Since I became a mother it comes only natural for me to be eager to pass my travelling passion to my son....since he was born he is already been to Scotland, Denmark, Turkey, USA and Italy. I was looking forward to take him to Morocco where he could have experienced different sights, smells and people, even more exotic than those in the countries he has been already. People are really ignorant ... read more
August 3rd 2008
It was 3 month since I had given birth and several months since I last travelled. After the 7th month of pregnancy travelling is not recommended and many airlines will forbid you from boarding. I was dying to go away but because the baby was only 3 months old I didn't feel like going too far from London.... I decided to go to Loch Ness in Scotland, near Inverness. Loch Ness was an interesting place with some great views (but not the best views I have ever seen) unfortunately there is no monster in the lake:( This trip for me was nothing more than a dummy trip to see how it is to travel with a baby in tow. Well, travelling with a baby is a very rewarding experience, wherever you go you quickly become a ... read more
May 13th 2006
I was not supposed to go to Bolivia at all , I was supposed to travel from Peru' to Brazil BUT I did a very silly mistake: I didn’t check whether I needed any vaccination coming from Peru' and guess what, I needed a yellow fever vaccine which I didn't have! When I checked-in in Lima they asked me whether my injections were up to date and when they explained to me that Brazil would DENY me entry without a yellow fever vaccine the world crushed on me...will I have ever be more stupid than that? I hope not!!!! Because I had a connection in La Paz to go to Rio De Janeiro they suggested I change my ticket and stayed for a bit in Bolivia to try and get those vaccines done....I WAS NOT HAPPY...I ... read more
May 8th 2006
When you are a female on your own in Lima you feel scared even when you are a hardcore solo female traveller: people are looking at you all the time and that makes you feel unsafe but don't worry...they probably do just because you look different and you are on your own! I had no problems and not one single male harassed me! However you can see how anxious I was from the quality of the pictures: first of all there aren't many and the few that I took are really bad, this was because I was not feeling comfortable exposing my digital camera!... read more
April 11th 2006
Finally I was in Las Vegas , the city that was so talked about and featured in so many movies....but what a disappointment it quickly was? I mean what to do here unless you want to lose money? I have to say that I only invested 1 dollar in gambling and got 11 dollars back, whooo-hooo....my friend in the other hand lost about 1000 dollar in 3 days and still was going on! I was bored, BOooREEED of watching her fidgeting with the slot machines in the process of self-disruption, the sounds of the casino were now so embedded in my brain that after only one evening spent in one I could hear the various "DIIIIIING DIIIIIIINGs" in my head and see the flashing lights even with my eyes closed while in bed trying to fall ... read more
July 2nd 2005
A few years ago I wanted to go to a dangerous country and I kept thinking of only one: Israel. At the time there were a lot of news regarding bombings in the area and the Palestinian issue...I was a childless daredevil with maybe a secret death wish, so I decided to go there. When I first arrived I immediately realized that this country was like no other. I waited in line at the customs observing the diversity of the people at the airport: a mixture of white western looking people, typical Jewish ones with the hat and the long curls and Arabic looking ones were waiting for their turn next to each other. But what make Israel different from any other country is definitely their immigration procedures: You would not believe the questions I was ... read more