Category Archives: Europe

Fish and Chips

For our first meal in London, we opted for a quintessentially English lunch of fish and chips. We ventured a bit outside the City center to the Bull and Last, a traditional English pub located between Kentish Town and Highgate that serves crispy battered haddock with house made tartar sauce. The fish was hot, crispy […]

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St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace

(some fun snaps using an old lens on my full frame camera. hence, the funky boarders)   Piazza Saint Marco is the central public square in Venice and where you’ll find St Mark’s basilica and the Doge’s palace. Most of ancient Venice’s important buildings and monuments are located in this main area, including the library, […]

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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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