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Traveler’s Show & Tell – Sun, Sand & Savory Dishes

Silhouettes in Cadiz, Spain (photo by Tui Snider)
Silhouettes in Cadiz, Spain (photo by Tui Snider)

Welcome to the November 26, 2011 edition of Traveler’s Show & Tell

Judging from the tremendous amount of submissions I received for this week’s blog carnival, I’m not the only one who was off exploring the world recently. Read on to learn about:

  • …a fascinating hostel dedicated to the music of Gram Parsons.
  • …where to eat and what to order in Singapore.
  • …why Venice, Italy reminded me of playing with model trains.
  • …cooking classes in Italy.
  • …and much more!

Tui Snider presents Venice, Italy’s Warped Sense of Scale at Mental Mosaic: Even Home is a Travel Destination (you are here!) saying,

A recent visit to Venice, Italy got me thinking about the model train set I had as a kid, and how it taught me the meaning of scale.

MoTravels presents Ladies who (make) lunch posted at MO TRAVELS, saying,

“In Tavola is a cooking school in Italy where I took a brief 3-hour lesson, designed not to make me into the next Barefoot Contessa, but to make me believe that whipping up a delicious 3-course Italian meal is not only doable, but also fun.”
“When I wrote The Human Race, I wanted it to portray something I had learned on one of our last excursions to Iceland: that this mesmerisingly beautiful country is being torn apart. Literally.”
Michael Turtle presents The Tribute posted at Time Travel Turtle : Stories from the world, saying,
“It was exactly two decades ago that a young man built a tribute in Florida to a musician he revered. It was no statue, though – no lifeless representation of what had once been. This young man decided to build a youth hostel as his tribute, and through the energy and vitality of the community that grew within it, he created a heaving and breathing monument that captured the spirit of his idol.”
Daniela Baker presents 7 Destinations for Combining Beach and Culture posted at Travel Blissful, saying,
“Frolic in these attractive out-of-the-way beaches with your friends or loved ones and immerse yourself in the culture of each city. With these 7 destinations, you are sure to satisfy your craving for sun, sand, sights, and savory dishes.”
Socratez presents Hitch Hiking For Dummies posted at Socratez Online, saying,
“Throughout recent years I’ve been traveling mostly by car; the cars of those who are kind enough to let me ride with them to be exact. Many people often ask me whether that’s dangerous, time consuming, or challenging. In fact it’s none of that, but rather I find it exciting, refreshing, and also definitely cheap.”
Jason Noronha presents Singapore Food Guide: Top 5 Hits You Must Not Miss posted at theOrangeMango, saying,
“After 7 years in Singapore, I moved out but visited frequently and found myself religiously visiting a few places every single time. If you ever find yourself in Singapore, this is where the money is…”
Stuart Wickes presents Dawdle Sticks posted at The Family Adventure Project, saying,
“They were two great big sticks. Maybe six inches thick and four feet long. OK more like small tree trunks but to Matt they were dawdle sticks.”
Jonny presents Top 10 Most Visited Landmarks posted at Smart blog, saying,
“The ‘top 10’ list I have compiled highlights a variety of differences between each tourist attraction, but hopefully through the pictures provided you will be able to see why these places are very popular landmarks.”
Bob McGinness presents Camino Quest shares a lengthy travelogue at talkin’bout my which he describes as,
“A twelve part journal of a 2010 hike on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.”
Ella Tavernese presents Inspiration from France posted at HOME & LANDSCAPE *design fix. saying,
“I visited the magnificent Côte d’Azur and a few other spots in France this year and the sceneries and landscapes blew me away… These are a few shots I took during my travels.”
“Fancy going abroad this Christmas to experience something a bit different? There are plenty of places across Europe which will provide you with a very special and unique Christmas break, so take a look at the following destinations and see if one of these sounds like a good place to spend the festive season.”

That’s it for this week’s blog carnival, Traveler’s Show & Tell. As always, if you enjoyed it, let us know in the comments section. Also, please let the author know you liked their piece by leaving a comment at their blog. See you next time! :)

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  1. Thanks for including my post in the carnival. I’m amazed every time at the fantastic writers and stories that are out there!

    • mentalmosaic mentalmosaic

      I agree with you, Michael. I look forward to the variety of traveler’s tales each time I host a blog carnival here. Thanks for contributing! ~Tui

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