Monthly Archives: November 2009

Venice day 3: Sunday … lots of churches

After breakfast and checkout, we headed over to Venice one more time to enjoy the view from San Giorgio (only 3€ to go up there, not like 8€ on San Mark’s), then we checked out the Salute cathedral while service … Continue reading

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Seafood Dinner @ Andri

Within walking distance of our lovely B&B is the very wonderful Venetian seafood restaurant “Andri”. According to several online reviews, it seems it is hard to get a spot there during season, but when I called just 1 hour before … Continue reading

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Venice day 2: other highlights

Other fun things we explored on our second day: – St. Mark’s in broad daylight, surprisingly not super crowded. And then checking out the basilica, where photography is not allowed, so I only have a few low light shots. We … Continue reading

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Lovely Venetian lunch

After having read and heard plenty of horror stories about how tourists are getting ripped off and fed awful food in Venice, I was looking around very closely Friday evening on our first walk, finding that semi-cheap sandwich is a … Continue reading

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Venice day 2: Chasing pigeons, feeding pigeons

Morning at St. Mark’s square: And later on the close by Murano island:

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Venice: first evening walk, first impressions

To get to Venice from Lido (and to get around the lagoon in general), there is a great water-bus system in place. Only thing is that when we bought a ticket at the car ferry to get to Lido, no … Continue reading

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Greetings from Venice

We are spending this weekend with Utako in Venice. After having lived 4 years in Italy we have not managed to check it out earlier. The 5 hour car ride (continued on ferry to Lido, where our hotel is) was … Continue reading

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Magorabin: Round #2

Not since my birthday have we been to this wonderful restaurant. But now, while showing Utako our favourite dining spots, we returned (a lot of ‘returning’ going on these days … ) To my surprise they remembered us and even … Continue reading

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Check out my paper-craft plane!

Recently Julius has taken his arts&crafts a step further … instead of just glueing stuff on top of each other, he is now focusing on more intricate 3D models …

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Cook-off: Pork vs. Duck

Oven roasted pork belly: Flame grilled duck breasts: More pics, details and if there was a winner: later NOW: We had invited ourselves this Sunday again to Malcolm & Patrizia’s (that happened a long time before they had invited us … Continue reading

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Best truffle deal so far (return to ‘Il Trifulau’)

First a little bit of background info on white truffle pricing which I have learned more about this season: I was surprised to learn that small truffles are cheaper than big truffles (duh!) , I mean their price per gram. … Continue reading

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All my planets

Last weekend I taught Julius to correctly put rings around planets, as he recently has become fascinated with planets and astronauts and rocket ships. He then turned on creativity hyper drive and created things like the superman-planet (not Krypton), a … Continue reading

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Cooking with Malcolm

We had a fun sunday lunch outing with our friends Malcolm and Patrizia. Me and Malcolm love to cook and we dance around the kitchen as gracefully as gazelles … (well, kinda) He had prepared everything for a mean truffle … Continue reading

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Another night at Cascina Vrona

This place is more and more becoming our other, other second home. It is just very nice to drive out there (45 minutes after a saturday afternoon of hell @ IKEA) and then just get ready for dinner. Enjoy that … Continue reading

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Macbook Pro surgery

My current Macbook Pro is not even 2 years old, but recently it decided to add the sound of attacking helicopters to one of the 2 fans that are inside that machine … There is no easy way to get … Continue reading

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