Glass Blowing Demonstration, Italy

Murano Glass While in Venice, I attended a glass blowing demonstration. The city and especially neighboring island Murano are known for intricate glass work. We watched as the craftsman first blew a vase out of clear hot melted glass and then melted it down to reshape into a horse figurine. Glassblowing involves inflating a molten […]

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[…] More About the Sights, Less About On-Board Entertainment – River cruising is a much more intimate experience, with unreserved seating at meal times so you get to mix and mingle with almost everyone on board by the end (if you want!). There’s perhaps less on-board entertainment (no nightclubs or casinos on board) but each evening people congregated in the lounge by the bar and Viking had an on-board pianist. A couple nights during the week, Viking hosted either singers, dancers or local activities. My favorite was the glass blowing demonstration by a glass master from Germany! He was quite an artist and had different glassblowing techniques than what I saw when I went to Venice. […]

[…] Miss: a day trip to the glass makers in Burano (or just a short glass demonstration) and a ride on a water […]

Venetian Chandelier LoverSeptember 10, 2018 - 11:45 am

Gorgeous pictures! They really capture the beauty of Murano glass making. Animals and vases are really beautiful, but to me, the chandeliers are true masterpieces!

Giudecca, Venice

Giudecca Venice’s central islands are the uncontested main attraction to visitors in the Venetian lagoon. Giudecca is a smaller, predominantly residential island in the sestiere (borough) directly south of the central islands and much quieter for it. In ancient times, the island was known as the Spinalunga, or Long Thorn, perhaps for its curved sickle like […]

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lucent imageryMarch 9, 2014 - 6:25 am

Oh those gardens! I just adore greenery growing up buildings too. I’ll be adding this to my list! And your outfit is gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog so I could find yours.

SherMarch 10, 2014 - 12:42 am

It’s definitely worth the visit! I’m a sucker for old stone and greenery too :)

Arriving to Venice via Water Taxi

  Smooth Sailing After Rome, we made a last pit stop to Venice. The “city” is really a collection of 118 islands and must be navigated via water taxi, which is a really unique experience. It was fun taking water taxis to and from the various islands during my short stay but it’s definitely a […]

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Giudecca, Venice » Sher She GoesAugust 19, 2013 - 8:02 am

[…] went exploring around the Bauer Palladio hotel and gardens, which is a direct water taxi ride from the south bank of central Venice. The hotel is located in a stately older mansion with […]

Slovenia’s Postojna Cave

While in Slovenia, I took a detour to visit the Postojna Cave, a long underground karst cave system near the town of Postojna. The caves were formed by the Pivka River and feature different “rooms” of sorts with various rock formations. In one, the room looks like the ceiling has millions of splinters while another […]

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[…] came from Croatia’s Adriatic coastline and journeyed north into Slovenia. My first pit stop was the karst caves at Postojna, Slovenia’s biggest underground attraction and the largest underground caves in Europe. […]

[…] Melodramatic underground tunnels, prehistoric human remains and dizzying bridges make the Skocjan caves a must see. Also worth seeing are the Postojna Caves. […]

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[…] is another great place to visit very close to the Predjamski Grad. Postojna Cave is located only 9 kilometres from Predjama Castle and it’s considered as the best place to […]

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