Day 9 – Final approach to Istanbul Today

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Starting in London 9 days ago traveling across Europe more than 2000 miles so far we are now camping at the outskirts of Istanbul. We arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria last night and we are now towards our final approach to Istanbul. It has been a wonderful experience traveling though many countries. Our journey has taken […]

Day 8 – From Belgrade, Serbia to Sofia, Bulgaria

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August 8, 2012: After a memorable dinner at the Ima Dana Restaurant last night in Belgrade we were strolling on this cobblestone street enjoying the cool night. It was a walking distance from our hotel. At the breakfast table we were still talking about the wonderful time we had last night. The breakfast here was […]

Day 7 – The Most Memorable Night in Belgrade, Serbia on the Famous Skadarlija Street

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August 7, 2012: We arrived in Belgrade in time for a nice Dinner. At around 8 pm we checked in the Novetsky Hotel. The hotel was very clean and new.  We inquired about local restaurants and they directed us to a nearby old town section of Belgrade. Here we found many traditional restaurants on a […]

Day 7 – From Venice, Italy to Belgrade, Serbia. Crossing Slovenia and Croatia

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August 7, 2012: Today we had a long ways to go and had an early start. We needed to leave Venice to be on the road as early as possible to drive about 496 miles to get to Belgrade, Serbia. We were embarking on uncharted territory, not know how the road conditions were, how the […]

Day 6 – The Making of a Perfect Morning, the Courtyard and a Tree

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August 6, 2012: One of the best ways of knowing the city is to watch the early morning routine, how the city wakes up, how the empty streets fill gradually, how the shops are opened one by one, how the local people go by their routine. Fortunately, we had an apartment which had a balcony […]

Day 6 – Venice is the Only City in the World Which can Never be Confused with Others, The Gondola Ride

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August 6, 2012: One of the unique things about Venice is clearly its Gondola rides. While, historically in this city of canals these flat-bottom boats were the main means of transportation, they are now mostly tourist pleasures. It is estimated that there were eight to ten thousand gondolas during the 17th and 18th century. There […]

Day 6 – Venice, the Birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi, his Music and Fine Evening Afterwords.

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August 6, 2012 It was a great treat for us when we stumbled upon a chance to attend a concert in Venice. Entering a square we saw that Vivaldi’s music was being performed by the local Venetian Orchestra at a very elegant concert hall and that the tickets were still available for tonight.  We had […]

Day 6 – The Famous Rialto Bridge and the Breathtaking Views from it. While pictures worth 1000 words, actually seeing worth 1000 pictures

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August 6, 2012: When one thinks of Venice, Italy one immediately pictures canals and beautiful bridges. We had seen many wonderful paintings and pictures of this city but now we were actually seeing it in real. While pictures worth 1000 words, actually seeing worth 1000 pictures. The beauty of Venice is that how easy it […]

Day 6 – Streets and Shops of Venice, Italy

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August 6, 2012. One of the main attractions in Venice in general is walking the streets of the city. Every corner there is a beautiful balcony with flowers, line of windows with ornaments. Every few blocks there are squares where people sit and relax.  We found many spots along the way and stopped to catch […]

Day 6 – Visit to the Famous Piazza San Marco of Venice

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August 6, 2012. It was very clear that in Venice there were so many things to do and with our short stay in Venice we were going to touch upon only few of the many landmarks of the city. Piazza San Marco or also known as St. Mark’s Square was the one we headed to […]