Mount Dora is a cute town not too far outside of Orlando, with great architecture, shopping, restaurants and antiques. Well worth a visit!
I am an artist by trade & education, and am an avid connoisseur of art and craft, especially weaving and handcrafted works. When I found the Modern Twist exhibition right down the street from where I am living, it was a no brainer, and did not disappoint.
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Navigli means “canals” in Italian. There are two main canals remaining in Milano: Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese, which form an upside-down V shape on a map. The Navigli neighborhood is where I called home. It is a charming area full of unpretentious cafés, boutiques, and bars, and is a hotspot for starting the weekend off with an aperitivo. I like it during the day more, because it is quiet and unassuming, and there are plenty of vintage shops to visit.
The last Sunday of each month there is a HUGE antique market in the streets surrounding the navigli, which I absolutely loved…I spent hours there each month, and highly recommend it to anyone who likes antiques/vintage. Prices are high, but it is worth a look!
I will be living here in Milan for three months! These are some highlights so far.
Fortunately for some & unfortunately for others, the world did not end today, 12/ 21/ 2012. Ancient Mayans did not actually predict an apocalypse today, but rather the end of an era. I am currently smack in the center of the supposed apocalypse, so I thought I should just go with it. This & the following two posts are a few things I have seen today, in homage of baktun.
The cemetery at Xcaret in Playa del Carmen was an unexpected place where I spent the most time. The time & creativity used on each memorial was wonderful, and it was so much more personal and heartwarming than the traditional gravestone. In addition, the crypt was beautiful, with a wall of wax made by the drips of the previous candles. Beauty in the simplest of ideas.
Usually when I am going to visit a new city, I do extensive amounts of research, and almost feel that I have been before I step off the plane. I did not get to do this before my trip to Italy, and I was pleasantly surprised by everything I saw…this may be a new trend in the way I travel (still had to look up restaurant recommendations though…no one likes to be out in the cold on those important things!).