Winter in Burano

Winter in Burano

* Burano, Venice in the off-season | January 2014 © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains    

Where to Stay in Venice: Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia

Where to Stay in Venice: Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia

Location was our foremost consideration when we looked for accommodations in Venice. We were only going to be there for two days, leaving very early from Venezia Santa Lucia on the second morning, so we wanted to stay in a hotel near the train station. 

You can take the tourist out of the uglies but…

You can take the tourist out of the uglies but…

A news article caught my eye today. Well, that’s not accurate. It was more like: an article in Yahoo really pissed me off today, even though I knew I shouldn’t pay too much attention to it because: It’s in Yahoo. It’s written by Fox News. 

Perhaps it was fate.

Perhaps it was fate.

This sign on a [closed] shop door in Burano (Venice, Italy) both amused me and made me think — of chance meetings and narrow escapes, of charmed lives and luck finally running out, of “everything happens for a reason.” Perhaps it was, indeed, fate. 🙂   “Perhaps 

Just People

Just People

A quiet chat.   A place to read.   A hobby.   A yawn.   A friend.   No matter where you are, you will find that people are people. (Venice, Italy, 2011)   “Just People” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls,