Tag Archives: Venice

Breakfast around the world!

When I’m traveling, that one indispensable meal of the day for me is always breakfast. From the traditional soft-boiled egg in a cup with iced white coffee (Ipoh, Malaysia) to the continental European fare of simple warm croissants with butter, … Continue reading

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In the Venetian Jewish Ghetto

It was after dinner and we were walking on the main drag of Cannaregio, going against the tide of people flooding inwards into Venice. While they were heading in, perhaps for dinner or a drink or a hotel or home, … Continue reading

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Venice: quirks and details

Venice is full of surprises. Look carefully around you. It’s not just ‘another old building’. There could be a tiny bas relief, a small sign, a paint job, even graffiti – that brings a place to life. It would be … Continue reading

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Food for thought in Venice

In Venice, I discovered mozzarella with prosciutto – which I previously thought was only great when paired with melons. Prosciutto e mozzarella was a happy discovery for me. Now that I am home, I’ve introduced the kids to this and … Continue reading

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Santa Maria della Salute

Standing across the Grand Canal from St Mark’s Square is the stately Santa Maria della Salute, all pristine and glowing in white like a fluffy cake slathered in fresh cream. She rises near the narrow tip of Dorsoduro, between the … Continue reading

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Inside the Doge’s Palace

For hundreds of years, these were the corridors of power in Venice. The administrative nerve centre, the courts, the assembly rooms and of course, the living quarters of Venice’s CEO, the duke, or doge as he was called. I though … Continue reading

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Venice by night

The pigeons have gone home. The shops are shuttered. The tourists (most of them) are back in their hotel rooms. Venice at night takes on a whole other personality. It becomes a sensuous, mysterious place. St Marks Square becomes the … Continue reading

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