Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Let's go Venice-hopping

The inspiration for this post: 7 April entry on my "1,000 Places" calendar
With its Grand Canal, water taxis, shop-lined bridges, and classic Renaissance architecture, Venice, Italy has a timeless appeal. It's the iconic canal city to which all other canal cities are compared. Wikipedia even has entries listing all the places nicknamed "Venice of the East" or "Venice of the North."

The five locations mentioned on my calendar are highlighted in Blue. The ones I have visited are highlighted in Green. Horseshoe close, but not quite? Yellow. 

Have you visited Venice? How many of the 28 other "Venices" have you visited? Which are your favorites? Which would you want to see next? Anyone want to go Venice-hopping?

  1. Barisal, Bangladesh
  2. Dhaka, Bangladesh
  3. Bruges, Belgium
  4. Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (the Kampong Ayer section of Bandar Seri Begawan is the largest water village in Asia).
  5. Lijiang City, China
  6. Suzhou, China (Tongli and Zhouzhuang)
  7. Wuzhen, China
  8. Copenhagen, Denmark
  9. Manchester, England
  10. Nan Madol, Federated States of Micronesia
  11. Hamburg, Germany
  12. Alappuzha Beach (also known as Alleppey), India
  13. Srinagar, Kashmir, India
  14. The City Palace located in Udaipur, India
  15. Basra, Iraq
  16. Osaka, Japan
  17. Malacca, Malaysia
  18. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  19. Giethoorn, Netherlands
  20. 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  21. Henningsvær, Norway
  22. Sitangkai, Philippines
  23. Tawi-Tawi, Philippines
  24. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  25. Stockholm, Sweden
  26. Ayutthaya, Thailand
  27. Bangkok, Thailand
  28. Hanoi, Vietnam