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Italian Train Adventures

In 1991, 25 years ago, I went on a 6 month backpacking trip around Europe with my best friend. We had a budget of $10 a day (yes $10) so we would often come up with ingenious ways of saving money. Using our Eurorail tickets we would travel at night by train from one city […]

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Bologna canal

A Window on Bologna, Italy

Did you know Bologna once had canals which brought cargo ships from the sea all the way into the city? Well they are now pretty much dried up or shrunk to small channels of water. However you can get a glimpse at the canals through a picturesque window on Via Piella next to Trattoria Biassnot.

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Painted Cow, Copenhagen

USE-IT Travel Guides – A Tourist guide for the Young and No Nonsense Traveler

USE-IT is a website offering current and up-to-date info and travel advise to no-nonsense travelers and young travelers, but the site can be useful to all travelers in my opinion! On USE-IT you can get interactive maps, website suggestions, travel tips, lists of free things to see and do and ideas about what to do […]

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Sardinian Maggot Cheese – Casu Marzu

This is so funny – an illegal cheese! when is a cheese illegal? Not when it’s committed a felony but when it contains live insect larvae! OK so all cheese is made by fermentation but this goes beyond that and begins to decompose! Casu┬áMarzu is a traditional Sardinian cheese made with sheep’s milk which has […]

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Destination Yoga for a Unique Yoga Vacation

If you are interested in yoga or looking for a relaxing, spiritually rejuvenating get away then you may want to take a look at Destination Yoga. Here you can combine professional yoga instruction with a vacation is several locations across the globe. Where can you have a Destination Yoga vacation? Choose from Crete in the […]

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Giardini Reali – Venice Park

In Venice tourists normally don’t see more than canals and pavements, but believe it or not Venice has a number of beautiful parks. Take a break from the tourist route to relax and perhaps picnic ( only place legal for picnicking), in the closest park to the tourist beat, Giardini┬áReali, for some reason not many […]

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San Pantalon Church in Venice

San Pantalon Church in Venice

The San Pantalon Church in Venice is plain from the outside but inside the 11th century structure, which was redone in the 17th century, you will discover a magnificent ceiling painting on canvas – “The Martyrdom and Apotheosis of St Pantalon” . It took the artist Gian Antonio Fumiani 24 years to paint. At which […]

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Old Neighborhood of Rome – Trastavere

Get out of the tourist area and get lost in the side streets of the Trastavere district. Trastevere meaning “across the river” is an old, once working class neighbourhood, with bright coloured buildings, cobbled streets, washing hanging out of windows, flowers over flowing from window boxes, busy cafes and some unusual shops. There are of […]

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