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Why Kotor, Montenegro, totally blew us away 910
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Highlights around Brasov, Romania 910
Visiting the wine region of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
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Forget everything you’ve read – Rome is Incredible
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How Pula Arena stacks up against other Roman arenas. And the sad truth on Pula…

How Pula’s Amphitheatre stacks up against other Roman arenas. And the sad truth on Pula…

If you research the most famous Roman Arenas in the world you’ll usually find these four on the top of most lists: The Colosseum in Rome, the Amphitheatre of El Djem in Tunisia (where ‘Gladiator’ was filmed), the Arena in Verona…and the Amphitheatre in Pula. We’ve been lucky enough to see 3 of the above [...]

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May 19, 2016 Newsletter – Croatia, Bad Haircuts, honeymoon spots, hospitality and my Airbnb beef

A lot of subjects covered on this newsletter including our welcome back to Croatia, actor Goran Višnjić, my really bad haircut, and crappy Croatian buses and why you really should visit Croatia by car. I’ve also got some news on a post we just contributed to featuring romantic spots to go on a honeymoon. I finish [...]

Forget everything you’ve read – Rome is Incredible

Forget everything you’ve read. Rome is Incredible

I had read so many negative things online about Rome that I honestly had an aversion to visiting the city. People will tell you that it is a big and dirty city, that the transport is bad and that highlights are spread out and hard to see on a short visit. They’ll say that it’s [...]

Photo Essay A day in Venice

Photo Essay: A day in Venice (and on the joys of skipping the sights)

We’ve been to magical Venice before, lining up to see the main attractions and doing all the other tourist stuff – all the stuff you sometimes feel you have to do because you may never see the place again. This time, 8 years later, we decided to just enjoy Venice: ie. walk around, take some [...]

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Photo Essay: Why we keep falling in love with Prague

This was our 3rd time in Prague. The first time we spent 3 months here. Last year we came back and spent a week. This time we came back for a month, getting some dental work done and enjoying the city all over again. Here are a whole bunch of photos taken over the month [...]

Padova (Padua), Italy. And how we saved Big Bucks (on Airbnb) using it as a base in the Veneto region

Padova (Padua), Italy. And how we saved Big Bucks on Airbnb using it as a base in the Veneto region.

One of the things we always have to do when planning our time in Europe is juggling between Schengen and non-Schengen zones. When it became apparent in March that we wouldn’t have to go back to Canada for the summer, we decided that we would spend most of the summer (May to July) in Croatia. [...]

Things to see in Verona, Italy. And questioning why Juliet’s House is so darn popular.

Highlights of Verona, Italy. And wondering why Juliet’s House is so darn popular.

When we told people that we were going to Verona we had a few – manly men even – ask us if we were going to visit Juliet’s House. For those who don’t know (as we didn’t) “Juliet’s house” relates to Romeo and Juliet, the fictional tragedy written by Shakespeare using Verona as a setting. [...]

Porticos, leaning towers, and one of the coolest churches we’ve seen -  the unique sites of beautiful Bologna, Italy

Porticos, leaning towers, and one of the coolest churches we’ve seen – the unique sights of beautiful Bologna, Italy

Some people (including Spanky) will shoot me for saying this – but I was actually more impressed with Bologna than I was with Verona. It might not have as many points of interest as Verona but the sights in Bologna are unique and you won’t find anything similar anywhere else in Italy.

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