Day 57: Jahongir B&B

Immerse yourself in the Uzbek "mahalla" lifestyle when visiting Samarkand and stay at our favorite guest house in Uzbekistan, the Jahongir B&B.  With an amazing location just steps from Registan Square and local national food options, this idyllic mom and pop option totally lives up the hype generated by positive mention in the guidebooks. The … Continue reading Day 57: Jahongir B&B

Day 42: Hotel Rialto Venezia

A rare occurrence on PashbyMaul adventures, but it's worth pointing out that not all is roses and rainbows when you travel. Sometimes a hotel or restaurant just isn't up to par. We've already given our readers lots of tips about how to avoid bad tourist food, but hotels are a completely different animal. Sometimes the … Continue reading Day 42: Hotel Rialto Venezia

Day 52: Visa day in Rome

  Today marks a very exciting day in preparing for PashbyMaul's future adventures. This morning, we went to the Uzbekistan Embassy in Rome, where we were planning on dropping off our tourist passports to have them processed for our visas. To our surprise and delight, the kind gentleman who helped us printed the visas right … Continue reading Day 52: Visa day in Rome

Day 65: Antica Corte – Soave, among the vines

Last year, Alicia and I were in Verona for one of her operatic performances. Due to the late evening, and an epic dinner following, we decided to stay halfway between Verona and Vicenza in the magical area of Soave. Still in the province of Verona, Soave is of course world renowned for its famous white … Continue reading Day 65: Antica Corte – Soave, among the vines

Day 83: Mindful Rome Travel

In keeping with yesterday's blog, I'd like to illustrate my main points for Rome travel.  Many of you may have read Drew's Rome in A Day blog and so you know his main strategy, which would be to see the outside of the entire city on a walking tour.  Now I'd like to make you … Continue reading Day 83: Mindful Rome Travel