Exploring Venice’s food and Rialto Market

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Venice, a city build on more than 100 small islands in the Adriatic sea, is a food lovers delight. Brimming with top-quality restaurants and fresh produce from around Italy and the Mediterranean, it’s the destination of choice for those wanting to mix culture and a food-inspired break. Venice is a foodie’s paradise. Planning to undertake a food tour in Venice? Skip the pizza and pasta and seek out a more authentic local taste of risotto with radicchio, Sarde in Saor (sardines with onions, raisins and pinenuts), veal liver, polenta, and cuttlefish. If you can, wash it down with Fragolino wine, which has a delicate flavour of strawberries, though the real thing can be hard to find. Once you have eaten your fill of Venetian specialities, head to the Rialto Market […] Read more…

Day Tripping in North Yorkshire

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The area of the UK i’m writing about today has been mentioned before on lexitravels.com I wrote about it in July 2013 in my post on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Route, which crosses the North York Moors via Ingleby Cross and Glaisdale, ending on the North Sea coast in the spectacular Robin Hood’s Bay. Having been reminded recently of the spectacular nature of the scenery in North Yorkshire whilst watching the Tour de Yorkshire on television this past weekend. Whitby “This is a lovely place. The little River Esk runs through a deep valley which broadens out as it comes near the harbour… The houses of the old town are all red-roofed and seem piled up one after the other anyhow…Right over the town is the ruin of the Abbey, […] Read more…

Continental Ceremonies – Unusual European Wedding Destinations

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It seems to me that when someone tells me they’re getting married abroad, its usually in one of two places; Malta or Cyprus. This may be because these countries offer great wedding packages and long summer seasons for wannabe married couple, but I always think these ideas come across as a bit too ‘normal’. Surely the whole idea behind getting married abroad is to go somewhere out of the ordinary and have an experience for you and your guests that you can’t have at home. I’ve been looking around at some of the locations for European destination weddings available and the following are my top three picks. Montreux Palace, Switzerland For a winter wedding I don’t think you could beat this stunning hotel. L’hotel Palace Montreux as its known locally, […] Read more…

Review: Ozeri Pedometer

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I got this pedometer over Christmas and thought I’d give it a quick review as part of my effort to get outdoors more this January and keep fit at the same time. I’ve had a few pedometers in the past but they’ve always been ones that you get free with something so inevitably they have a relatively short life span. The pedometer I got over Christmas was the Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer with Tri-Axis Technology in Black which is very neat and clips onto my pocket (I clip it onto the inside) neatly. The pedometer is also very light, so much so that you forget you’re wearing it, which I guess is the idea. I found the pedometer easy to set up (you input your weight, stride length etc) […] Read more…

Get Healthy For Taking On The Outdoors This Winter

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It usually takes us until the start of January to realise that all that partying, eating and drinking in the winter months was not such a good idea. Add the harsh winter weather into the mix and its a recipe for dehydration, illness and lethargy. Inspired by this thought, I’ve decided to tackle the pattern of events early this winter and resist the urge to indulge too much. I had the flu about three weeks ago, and after feeling exhausted and shivery for a full 7 days, I made an effort to do everything in my power not to get ill again this winter. Lo and behold, here I am 3 weeks later with what appears to be the beginnings of a chest infection (or at least very badly controlled […] Read more…

The Best Places To Experience The Midnight Sun

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I’ve always heard about the ‘Midnight Sun’ and I have a picture of it as my wallpaper on my home screen, but I’ve never actually known what it is until now. In this blog post, I explain all about the phenomenon of the midnight sun. Occasionally referred to as Polar Day, the phenomenon of the midnight Sun occurs due to the earth’s slightly tilted axis. As the earth orbits around the sun, the tilt makes the north pole face towards the sun in summer and away from it in winter, creating darkness during the northern hemisphere winter months and complete sunshine during the summer. The same phenomenon of the Midnight Sun can be witnessed south of the Antarctic Circle but since there are no permanent human habitations here it’s easier […] Read more…

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