[Sca-cooks] Sca-cooks Digest, Vol 30, Issue 37
lordhunt at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 18:41:04 PDT 2008
Freda is not getting my message, she wrote:
In my travels pre-internet I have found books such as Lonely Planet
very helpful for finding interesting and off the beaten track
restaurants and sights. I still use these sort of guides when I'm
traveling with the internet as a back up. One tip that I read prior
to a trip to Venice was that in the railway station there would be
people 'shilling' for local hotels/pensions, the man who helped me
find a great place for little money had a small photo album and a
map- he arranged the reservation with his cell phone and gave me
directions. Sometimes you need to be open to different ways and trust
The guide books also helped me to find monasteries and convents that
rented rooms to travelers.
Chowhound is a great site for finding restaurants. In small towns the
sign of a good place is a full parking lot.
Tour guide books are most helful, 75% of the time. What I am saying is that our findings are not in the tour book and too cause I live where I live I can tell you a cheaper and better restaurant than the tour guide book will tell you. When we were on the road be it in Venice or Galveston we found places on our own. Those are the places I am looking for. In the SCA case only food, not historical so to speak as we must limit the topics.
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