Category Archives: Shannon Essa

Eastern Castello – A Quiet Haven in Busy Venice

A couple of years ago, I was showing a couple of 20 year old guys, friends of a friend, around Venice. It was July, a big holiday weekend, and the city was very crowded. One of the guys, I could … Continue reading

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Ljubljana – The Jewel of Slovenia

You know what drives me nuts? When, on various message boards and in travel guidebooks, the gorgeous, compact, and laid-back capital city of Slovenia is given a day. As in, you can visit and see everything in Ljubljana in a … Continue reading

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A Wine Bar Crawl Through Cannaregio in Venice

One of the greatest things about walking around in Venice is the abundance of bars and cafes that offer cichetti, little dishes or two-bite sized morsels to go along with a drink. While more and more bars offering good wine … Continue reading

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