Our Favourite Traditional Restaurant in Venice

Mixed cold cured meats - Nevodi, a fantastic traditional restaurant in Venice's laidback Castello district.

Although we had several fantastic meals during our week-long visit to Venice, there was one restaurant that we enjoyed so much we booked a return visit for dinner on our last night. In my previous posts, I’ve talked about how to find great food in Venice, shared our favourite places to eat cicchetti, and favourite ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Canada

Canadian Maple Syrup - The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Canada

Continuing with our series of suggestions for the best souvenirs to buy around the world, enjoy this selection of treats from Canada. The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Canada First Nations Arrow Head | Hockey Stick | Ice Wine | Indigenous Art | Lumberjack Shirt | Maple Syrup | RCMP Plush Toy | Salmon Jerky First Nations Arrow Head A flint arrowhead, ... Read more »

Favourite Places to Eat Cicchetti in Venice

Favourite Places To Eat Cicchetti in Venice

In my guide to finding great food in Venice, I talked about the tradition of cicchetti, small morsels of food served alongside drinks in the bacari (bars) of Venice. Bacari can be found throughout Venice, with a concentration in the areas where the four sestiere (districts) of San Polo, Castello and Cannaregio come together (near the Rialto bridge). ... Read more »

Spiritual Japan | Koyasan Temple Stay & Visit to Okunoin Cemetery

Spiritual Japan | Koyasan Temple Stay & Visit to Okunoin Cemetery

A Visit to the Okunoin Cemetary and an overnight Koyasan Temple Stay, are a must-do for many visitors to Japan, especially those seeking a spiritual experience and an insight into Japanese worship and culture. On paper, the journey to reach Mount Koya – respectfully known as Koyasan in Japan – seems a bit convoluted. But the ... Read more »