the alps are beautiful this time of the year, crisp days of golden, red and green, that are perfect for long hikes and taking in the fresh air before the snow starts. every time we come to this part of europe, a little piece of us returns home.
over 400,000 kms of roads connected the roman empire and it’s amazing that many of them still survive to this day. famously straight and featuring big slabs of polished rock, they were used for centuries to move troops around, trade goods, spread messages quickly… and even transport the animals that would fight humans and each other in the colosseum.
it’s fun to spot them throughout europe. the ones above are in rome, while the one below is in italica (near seville)… and yet, they look remarkably similar, despite being over 2000km apart.
it’s quite a feat of engineering!
january best bits included:
– rome (and some of the best tiramisu of our lives)
– a trip to the north of italy, to surprise a friend on his birthday
– the return of sherlock!
– a lot of good food with friends
– trying out a new co-working space
– chinese new year!