A reduced version of my Until Death blog has been published on the alternative travel website Atlas Obscura and I’m oddly proud of myself. It involves a preserved saint in a glass coffin in a cliff-side monastary. All things which I love.
“Even on a seemingly ‘normal’ holiday, there is always something macabre, haunted or mummified to be found, sometimes when you least expect it.
I had never been to any part of Italy before but I knew that the likelihood of relics was high, Italy being predominantly Catholic. During my time in Stresa, on Lake Maggiore, I saw three full beatified saints, as well as a hidden mountainside church with electric Madonna and a tiny island cemetery. For a four day holiday, it was pretty amazing. Relic-wise.” Read the full blog here.