For anyone interested I'm blogging from Venice now on my blog "Meandering with Misha" which you can find at
It's not an Untour but it is an untour as I'm on my own without any group or real itinerary. I just love being a temporary local. People are beginning to recognize me in my neighborhood and ask me where I'm from. People start talking to me in Italian...even though I'm carrying a…Continue
Posted on November 25, 2012 at 3:25pm — 6 Comments
...until I land in Venice for a month for my birthday 12-12-12. Not an untour but a lovely apartment in a quiet area of Castello. I've created a personal blog and hope to be posting pictures if the internet connection works as promised in the apartment.
My blog is "Meandering with Misha", is mostly about Venice and can be found at www.mishaimelda.wordpress.com .
Posted on October 14, 2012 at 8:58pm
I wrote this up for a friend and decided that since it was Untours who introduced me face to face with Venice that it belonged here too:
The story of my love affair with Venice:
I think I have always been intrigued by the idea of a city built on water . I knew I would go there someday. But life happened and Venice waited.
Sometime in the late 90’s a friend came to visit her cousin in Seattle and also spent an afternoon with me. Dorothy and I had met in a writing class in…Continue
Posted on September 17, 2011 at 11:12pm
I just realized I had not shared my trip report from Venice in March. Here it is for the Venice lovers to enjoy. Unfortunately this time it was not with Untours but my apartment was in the same neighborhood as the Casino apartment so I was right at home. Note: this is copied and pasted from TripAdvisor.com
Here is my trip report from my visit…
Posted on September 5, 2010 at 10:00am
Yes, I went to Venice again, this time on my own since my Untours plans were cancelled this year. I couldn't stand not going and a friend said she would be there in March, then another, then another. I made my own arrangements and stayed in an apartment only a very short walk from the Casino apartment where I stayed in the fall of 2008. Even Atilla the local cat seemed to remember me when I called him by name. This is just a short note because I'm trying to post some of my favorite…Continue
Posted on April 24, 2010 at 8:05pm