14.10.2013 9 °C
'Write about what you know'. Its always seemed like such a cliched term to me, something I usually just pass over. But having completed a history degree in 2012 and since then working as a customer advisor, I have begun to really miss using my historical knowledge and seeing what I studied still appear in day to day life.
I guess that's what this blog is kind of about. Whilst sitting on my bed writing this, rain pouring outside (typical) I imagine myself back in all the places I have visited so far, and all the sights I still have to see. Because that is what is good about life in this modern age. Travel is so accessible, and I don't plan on wasting it. Going places, writing about them, and finding the little bits of history in everywhere I go is a dream of mine. It's not that hard considering every city has history behind it. The task is finding the interesting history, the history full of stories, of rich colour, and intrigue, and exposing it in a way that makes you want to see it over and over again. Maybe to make you see the world a little differently. To make places seem timeless, and as if the history is still alive!
I suppose it could sound like I am trying to create an online history textbook, but I am hoping that the dyed blonde hair, and the Liverpool sarcasm will count for something! Hopefully to give it an alternative viewpoint. In my degree I specialised in Renaissance Florence and Venice, so I guess that is where my love of Italy has come from and that will for sure become evident in my posts so be warned I am also a fan of petty pictures and sketching, so expect to see a lot of creative images thrown in to illustrate!
The first post is meant to be an exciting moment, but to be honest I am glad its over now I can crack onto the fun stuff! Feel free to leave feedback or ask questions!