Archive | January, 2013
27 Jan

Great post about Freiburg, Germany. Check out more posts by Anil Cm at! Happy Travels!

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Freiburg City in South west of Germany was visited on 25th Jun 2011. From Basel, Switzerland we took a train at about 1045am. An ICE Basel to Freiburg takes just over 1/2 hours, whereas a local train about an hour. We were 4 persons with a infant of 1 yr. old, we took the Baden-Württemberg ticket which costs only 53 CHF (for up to 5 people), which was valid for the entire day on local trains in all of Baden-Württemberg and also on trams in Freiburg. Local train concept here is different from India. Here it means, it will have stops in small stations and thus runs in normal speed and takes more time but the train is as good as Rajdhani or better than that of India.

Freiburgis a city in Baden-Württemberg Germany and located in the extreme south-west of the country. It is one of the famous…

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A Couple Days in Venice

17 Jan

Matt and I spent a couple days in Venice in November 2012.  Venice is a MUST DO sometime in your life.  It is incredible.  Venice is made up of 144 islands.  We spent our two days there just walking, walking and walking.  We tried to explore as many islands as possible.  Below are some of our recommendations:

  • Eat, eat and eat!  We loved dinner at Hosteria Al Vecio Bragosso (see picture below).


  • Take a ride in a gondola.  MUST MUST MUST.  


  • Visit the Venetian/Jewish Ghetto.  There is a very interesting history that can be read about here.


  • Drink Prosecco and eat tiramisu near Piazza San Marco.  It is totally touristy and over priced, but the area is so romantic and iconic.


Have a great trip to Venice!

Please post your recommendations in the comments section below.

One Day in Tuscany

10 Jan

Matt and I spent one day exploring Tuscany with a tour we booked through Viator.  It was my favorite day in Italy.  I HIGHLY recommend this tour.  The tour picks up in Florence and starts with an hour in Siena.  Siena is a UNESCO world heritage site and is known for its medieval architecture and its annual horse race called the Palio.  We toured the main church (see picture of inside the church below) and shopped in the main plaza.


After Siena we had a wonderful lunch at an organic farm.  We had the most scrumptious garlic bread and pasta topped off with an all you can drink wine tasting.


After lunch we went to San Giovanni.  The architecture and town were incredible.  I felt like I was walking through a real Renaissance town.  We spent about an hour there.  Matt and I hiked to the top where you can see an incredible landscape.  We then went to what is said to be the best gelato place in the world.  I believe the place was called Dondoli Gelataria.


Our last major stop was in Pisa.  I am sure you can imagine what we did: we climbed the Leaning Tour of Pisa.  I recommend getting advanced tickets so you don’t have to wait in line.  This is a MUST DO.


The day ends around 7pm in Florence, Italy.

Enjoy Tuscany!

What is/are your 2013 Travel Resolution(s)?

1 Jan

As indicated yesterday, my 2013 travel resolutions include traveling to Jamaica, South Africa, Mozambique and at least one U.S. state that I have never traveled to (e.g., Hawaii, Vermont, Utah, Kentucky, Alabama).  What are your 2013 travel resolutions?