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July 25th, 2008

Venice

Across 118 Capital of the Veneto region, stretches islands, is one of the most charming places I have ever visited. It took 2.5 hours on the Eurostar train from Milan to Venice - Santa Lucia.

Venice Hotels

I split my stay between two hotels, the Best Western Cavalletto and San Marco Palace. Both of them are located on San Dei Dogi in Marco Square 40 minutes by water boat from Santa Marco (6.5 Euros each way). Both hotels were absolutely great. San Marco Palace is a suite hotel with a small reception hotel team while Best Western very friendly Cavalletto Dei Dogi (which is located 1 minute away from San Marco Palace) has a larger welcoming lobby and the team is as well.

My favorite places in Venice

My favorite place in Venice Mainland is Bistrot De Venise. You will never forget watching the gondolas go by on the canals at this very charming restaurant. If you are looking for a romantic restaurant, you will like Al Chianti in the evening when the square is less crowded this restaurant is splendid. For good Italian food I recommend Mercanti.

Venice Shopping

For the shopping lovers, don’t expect to find bookstores and a lot of places to buy glassware, here in these small shops. There is a market located right by the Rialto bridge. A store I really liked there was the Rialto Handcraft store.

San Marco Square

( San Marco Square )

Also check out Green Pub near campo Santa Marherita or for some ice cream you can visit Torino@notte which is minutes from San Marco Square.

Ciao!

saranatanzon Travel ,

Krakow, Poland

May 20th, 2008

When I visited Krakow for the first time, it looked to me like a small version of Prague

Krakow Poland

I started my journey in Warsaw, and after 2 days I continued to Krakow. There is a good transportation between the cities, and when buying a train ticket – you also get coffee for free :-).

I stayed at the Andel’s hotel, which is located 2 minutes walking from Krakow’s train station ,and in front the new shopping center named “Galleria Centrum”.

The hotel was designed by a famous Architect, the rooms are beautiful and the service is great – I recommend staying in this hotel, while visiting the city.

When going out from he hotel, you can easily walk to Wawel Castle,St. Mary’s Basilica & the Cloth hall.

I enjoyed visiting the Jewish district ( named Kazimierz ), with the synagogues, and the small streets, which are full with galleries, painters, cafes & restaurants….

Kazimierz

(Kazimierz)

Speaking about food, I would like to recommend on a few good restaurants : Chlopskie Jadło,Akropolis which is located in ulica Grodzka & A good café- you can find in Jama Michalika.

When finishing the dinner, I recommend visiting the Church of the holly cross, and while visiting it, just take a look at the “Julius Slowacki museum”, the “Galeria Plakatu” and the “Slowackiego Theatre”.

If you can afford a little more time in the area make sure to check out the incredible sights to be found in the Wieliczka salt mines and take a tour in a socialist-era Trabant of the only centrally-planned new city outside of the Soviet UnionNowa Huta.

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