When we dream of going to Italy (and we all dream of going to Italy at some point), we don’t typically spend much too much time thinking about Bologna. Naah, it’s usually the ‘big three’ of Rome, Venice, and Florence that tend to star in our Italian fantasy films, with places like Cinque Terre , […]
Everything you’ve heard about Bruges, Belgium is true: it’s historic, it’s pretty, and it’s overrun. It’s tough to escape the crowds in Bruges, but visiting the Beguinage (an old place where devout women used to live) gives you a fighting chance. Here’s a picture I took of it.
It happened a few years ago. I was just sitting there, minding my own business, reading (thumbing) through the pages of my trusty European guide book. I stumbled across a place called Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ljubljana was described in cliché phrases such as a ‘cozy’ ‘cafe-centric’ ‘split by a romantic river’, ‘crowned by a stoic castle’, […]