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Price Check: a Venice Shopping List

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We usually take our prices for Price Check from the local supermarket, or supermercato, regardless of what things cost at the local market or mercato, because supermarkets generally provide a better yardstick for comparing prices …

Our Home Away from Home in Venice

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We’ve become the people we’ve always envied, sipping glasses of Prosecco at the windows of our Venetian palazzo as we survey the action on the Grand Canal down below. People crammed on the vaporettos that …

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Vintage Vienna

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In the streets surrounding our apartment in the Fifth District in Vienna, and across the Linke Wienzeile, the street that runs parallel to the Naschmarkt, in the neighbouring Sixth District, there are literally dozens of …

Hummus Or Just Crazy Flavoured Dips?

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Having lived in the Middle East for so long and traveled widely and written about the food, we have to admit that we consider ourselves to be something of connoisseurs of the cuisines of the …

Zell am See Take-Homes: Liquid Souvenirs

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When we mainly stayed in hotels when we travelled we rarely went to supermarkets. Perhaps just to pick up bottles of water and some cold beers, maybe some snacks. But hotels became increasingly strict about what …

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