Monthly Archives: June 2014

My Liebster Award!!

If truth be told, blogging is something I do for myself as much as for fellow travellers who might be looking for hints, tips and information. Its a record of places I’ve been, a memory point, and I’d probably be … Continue reading

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La Vogalonga – a long way to row!

40 years ago, in 1974, a bunch of Venetians, who all loved rowing, decided to have a boat race around the island of Burano. They had such a good time that the idea was repeated the following year as a … Continue reading

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Cash & rocket : Fashion, fast cars and fund-raising

There is ALWAYS something going on in Venice and today was no exception. Rounding the corner of the magnificent Doge’s Palace onto the waterfront usually involves negotiating a tangle of tour groups, souvenir vendors and gondoliers touting for business. But … Continue reading

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Festa della Sensa – Row, row, row your boat!

Venice owes its fortune to the sea. As early as the 8th century AD Venetian ships were sailing east to trade European goods such as metal, cloth and controversially, slaves for gold, jewels, furs and spices from the Middle East. … Continue reading

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