It is a bit annoying to return from a fabulous trip and then discover “tips” that would have made it even more fab! I follow a couple of good travel blogs – one being Rick Steves of course, and the other is Eurocheapo. So here is a little aggregation of tips from Eurocheapo which may be of interest if you are going to Venice, Pisa or Paris. Their travel writers are extremely knowledgeable, and provide a mine of useful and current information. Bloggers Bryan Pirolli and Theadora Brack both contribute excellent material if you are going to Paris – I really enjoy Theadora’s blog and am following it in anticipation of returning to Paris sometime soon… but meanwhile here are the aforementioned tips:
- Avoiding crowds at tourist sites in Paris
- 10 ways to see more in Paris …
- Pros and Cons of visiting Paris in August
- Notre Dame Walking (and Reading) tour
And be sure not to miss the good advice in the latest posting on attractions close to major tourist sites in Paris, and Pisa , like Musee du Quai Branly near the Eiffel Tower and the Duomo beside the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I was right beside both places and the Baptistery too, but regretfully didn’t make time to see them.
Now for some tips on Venice – Monica Cesarato and Jessica Spiegel have good advice for us:
- Venice -How to avoid crowds at the city’s main attractions
- 5 sure ways to save in Venice
- Venice – 10 things to do for under 10 Euro
- Venice supermarkets etc – this is one thing I thought about after we returned home. I would love to return to Venice and take an apartment, but you would need to shop for food etc – and I can honestly say I never really noticed a supermarket! I was too busy looking at iconic sights like this:
I have the Eurocheapo Widget on my home page so that I instantly see the numerous new postings. If you are traveling to Europe anytime soon, I suggest you visit the site for yourself – the information is current and helpful even if you are are not on a restricted budget.
Incidentally, Rick Steves has a nice little posting on catching the Eurostar to Paris – one of the most exciting trips I have done – going through the Chunnel was exhilarating and scary at the same time!
A tip slightly out of left field now – if you are going to visit Positano in Italy as I hope to, it might be worth taking a look at the new Kath and Kim movie, Kath and Kimderella – the Italian scenes were shot in Positano, so it could be full of whacky tips (and nice scenery) for us would-be visitors!