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Venice Canal

Top 5 Things to do in Venice

Walk the streets and canals Venice was made for walking as there are so many charming tiny walkways to wander down, and then you reach the end of one and you’re out in a beautiful piazza or along the grand canal. Navigating the streets is not for the impatient however,[…]

Grand Canal Venice, Italy VIDEO

The Grand Canal in 28 Seconds – Venice, Italy

This boat ride (Vaporetto/water taxi) on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy took a total of over 1 hour, starting and ending in Piazza San Marco. The canal is as busy as Times Square in NYC or Prague’s main square in the Czech Republic.

Brescia, Italy

Quick Stop in Brescia, Italy

We had just a few hours to stop in Brescia on our way to Venice, but it was a worthwhile stop. It’s a nice city with some good architecture and several nice squares. One of the most interesting things to see and do in Brescia is to tour the underground rivers.

Bergamo, Italy Streets

Overnight in Citta Alta Bergamo, Italy

We’ll start out first by admitting we had no intention of visiting the Citta Alta (upper city) of Bergamo, Italy when we planned our trip. Not because it isn’t worth visiting, it most definitely is. We just had never heard of it.

Duomo Altar

6 hours in Milan

With only 6 hours in Milan we had to optimize our time and take in the sights pronto. The city streets radiate out from the heart center – the Duomo. We stayed close to the center and took in all we could in the few hours we had in this metropolitan city.

MIlan to Ljubljana

Milano to Ljubljana – Motorbike Tour of the Balkans Part 1

We embarked on a 32-day motorbike tour of the Balkans, mostly the countries that made up former Yugoslavia (plus Albania, minus Serbia). For our 1st week, we started in Milan, Italy and passed through northern Italy stopping at …

The Magnificent Monterey Bay Aquarium

We ended up spending two nights in Marina with our Chinese friend, giving us the opportunity to see Monterey at a leisurely pace. We spent all day on the Monterey Peninsula cruising through Pacific Grove, Monterey, and Carmel-by the-Sea. We had heard that one of the highlights was to do[…]