Browsing Tag

Venice

A few Ljubljana rail deals…

I just picked up some tickets and info at the train station, so thought I'd list it here as well. Slovenia Rail offers quite a few cheap rides to a variety of destinations. BUT it's important to note that the number of cheap fares listed is very limited, usually six to eight seats per route, so buy early. - Ljubljana - Belgrade - Six…
Read More...

Very Hungry God

This 1000 kilo sculpture by Indian artist Subodh Gupta, floating outside the Palazzo Grassi on the Grand…

Joie de vivre revisited

VENICE -- There’s no direct English (American or continental) translation for the French notion of joie de vivre. Merriam Webster’s  ‘joy of living’ doesn’t quite cut it. Nor does the Oxford English Dictionary's 'exuberant enjoyment of life', but that comes a little bit closer. (My definition is a work in progress, and I'll keep you posted.) To…
Read More...