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A Afternoon in Venice, Cicchetti, Wine and Gelato

     We had to be at the Stansted airport before dawn for our flight to Venice. It was a cheap Ryanair flight. I think it came out to be about thirty American dollars. We packed up the cars in the brisk cold of England in February and made the drive out to the countryside and the little …

Brits, OxFord, Chipotle and Leffe; A Freezing Cold Vacation Adventure

   When I planned my trip to England and Venice in 2009 I thought I was going to have to cancel at the last minute. England was hit by massive snow storm for a week straight and all the flights into and out of Heathrow were cancelled. Photo by John Cramer       Some areas of …

Team Wasted Wenches Travels to Munich (And a recipe for German Chocolate Gluten Free Brownies)

    “Bitte ein Bier!” These words got me through Germany in 2007. Or maybe it was    “Bitte ein Kaffe! ”   Coffee and beer; two things the Germans do very well. Over the four days I spent in Munich I would have more than enough of both as well as Brats, German style potato salad, crackling pork knuckles, …

Venice; Grabbing Balls and Acting like a Local

Venice in the early morning light My first morning in Venice I woke up early just after sunrise. I was sharing a room with Dawn and Jess. I had holidayed with Dawn before and we got along really well. Jess and I had just met and she seemed nice too. (I might come to regret these words later …