Hi, my name is Alex and I’m the writer and photographer behind La Dolca Vita.

La Dolca Vita is primarily focused on my love of both the city I live in, and my love of photography. But is also, in essence, a travel blog, a place for people to discover more about an amazing city full of history, heritage, and culture. A way to find a slice of Europe but without the expense.

I have been fortunate enough to have travelled far and wide, having visited and lived in over 37 countries, and yes, I have the passport stamps to prove it. I now call Canada home.

More About Me

Alex was born at an extraordinary young age in Hanover, Germany, to English speaking parents, which confused the hell out of her. It was the year Sputnik made headlines and people were exploding atomic bombs in the desert. Not that the desert had done anything to deserve this treatment. Despite the young age of three, she sailed with her treasured Bushbabyfrom England to Hong Kong, a journey that took almost three months. She was accompanied by a number of big people who claimed to be her family, though to this day she still isn’t sure who they are. She does, however, like it when they send her birthday cards and Christmas gifts.

During her formative years Alex was hauled round the planet at an alarming rate, moving approximately every two to three years. Consequently she knows a lot about geography, languages, people, foreign cuisine and really big bugs, which she used to collect and stick pins in. She no longer has the bug collection but she does have fond memories of all the exotic and not so exotic places she visited and the people she met.

And yes, it’s true, she loves Marmite.