Category Archives: Shannon Essa

A Walk Through Portugal’s Côa Valley

The Douro region of Portugal is mainly known for its wine, and most visitors to the region spend much of their time visiting Port houses or cruising the river. What they may not know is, not too far from the … Continue reading

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A Cave Visit for People Scared of Caves – the Postojna Caves in Slovenia

I have a cave phobia. Snakes, spiders, no problem – but caves freak me out. I’ve been into the bowels of the earth twice in the past few years, both times in Spain, and both times I tried to tell … Continue reading

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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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