Our Two Cents

When traveling, not everything is as advertised. And we believe life's too short for bad experiences. We are doing our part to review some of the places we have visited along the way through Trip Advisor. Hope some of our experiences can help you plan your next adventure.

Czech Republic: 
Prague: Monarch Wine Bar: $2.80 for a Glass of Wine - Yes, Please!
Prague: Hotel Rubicon: It is nothing more than a hotel room
Prague: U Fleku Restaurant and Brewery: Go for a good time - best with a group of people who like to drink 
Prague: Las Adelitas Restaurante & Tequila Bar: Finally find Authentic Mexican in Eastern Europe!
Prague: Sheraton Prague Charles Square Hotel: Easy Walk to City Center
Prague: Kalina Restaurant: Amazing Dinne
Prague: Hotel Melantrich: Cannot beat the location or the price
Prague: Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti): Because you have to...  

Bologna: Best Western San Donato
Naples: Brandi's Pizzeria
Procida: Hotel La Casa sul Mare
*Positano: Hotel Palazzo Murat*
*Positano: La Tagliata*
Rome Hotel: Babuino 127 Guest House
*Rome Favorite Restaurant: Roma Sparita*
RomePizza: Antico Forno Marc Roscioli
*Best Pizza in Rome: Forno Campo de' Fiori* 
Venice: Trattoria Bandierette: They could have cared less if we were there 
Venice: St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco): You have to see it - but don't have to spend much time here 
Venice: Grand Canal: Sit and absorb
Venice: Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto): Packed but Pretty
Venice: Al Merca: Cute place for a glass of wine and snack
Venice: Naranzaria: Can't get dinner till 7:30
Venice: Cantina Do Mori: Cute Wine and Tapas Bar
Bologna: Holiday Hotel: A place to sleep 
Lido di Venezia: Ai 3 Archi Bar Pizzeria: We Recommend It
Venice: Aliani Casa del Parmigiano: Cheese and Meat Done Right 
Venice: Trattoria Da Fiore: Sadly, Just a bar for us...

Venice: Residenza Goldoni: Right near Rialto Bridge - Easy location 

*Barcelona:  Casa de Tapas Canota*
Barcelona: Irati Taverna Basca
Barcelona: Ciudad Condal 
Barcelona: Hotel Aranea

Dublin: The Rustic Stone
*Lahinch: Barrtra Seafood*

Wroclaw: Kurna Chata
Wroclaw: Wroclaw's Multimedia Fountain  
Wroclaw: Brasseria 27 Restaurant
Wroclaw: OK Wine Bar
Wroclaw: Winnica Wine Bar
Wroclaw: The Mexican 
Krakow: Jewish District (Kazimierz)
Krakow: Wawel Cathedral
Krakow: Main Market Square (Rynek)
Krakow: Cracowdays Apartments
Krakow: Ancora Restaurant 
Zakopane: Belvedere Hotel: Lovely Weekend Getaway  
Zakopane: Krupowki Street: Lovely little stroll
Zakopane: Gubalowka: Something Cute to Do 

Platanias: Minoa Palace Resort and Spa

Istanbul: Hodjapasha Cultural Center: Whirling Dervish - Something I've never seen before
Istanbul: Hafiz Mustafa 1864: A book of Baklava - Yes, Please
Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya): Amazing that they are still peeling back layers 
Istanbul: Basilica Cistern: You'd never know it was there 
Istanbul: Topkapi Palace: Rent the head set 
Istanbul: Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii): First time in a mosque - it didn't disappoint 
Istanbul: Hotel Sari Konak: Would stay here again 
Istanbul: Sultanahmet District: Recommend Staying in this Area 

Amsterdam: BEST WESTERN Leidse Square Hotel: Good Bang For Your Buck
Amsterdam: Best Western Apollo Museum Hotel: We were stuck in the basement 
Amsterdam: Me Naam Naan: Yummmm 
Amsterdam: Cafe Americain: Super Cute
Amsterdam: Lunchcafe De Spiegel: Good Location, Friendly Staff, Okay Food 
Amsterdam: Xinh: Cute Restaurant - Good Food
Eindhoven: Tortillas: We stopped in for Drinks 

Dresden: Radisson Blu Gewandhaus Hotel: Booked it because of sauna and pool  
Berlin: BEST WESTERN Hotel Berlin-Mitte: Good location, small room, charge way too much for bad coffee 
Berlin: Curry 36: Not enough Curry
Munich: Arthotel Munich: Newly renovated in the Annex

Budapest: Innio Wine Bar: Good Food, Good Location, Good Wine - Nice atmosphere 
Budapest: Starlight Suiten Hotel: Center of Budapest - Amazing hotel - Great Price
Budapest: Paprika: Went there for the Goulash

Budapest: Cafe Alibi: Cute Cafe for Breakfast

Vienna: Cafe Central: Go for the sweets - not the salads 

Beaune: Patriarche Pere et Fils: Self Service Wine Tasting
Beaune: Abbaye de Maizieres: Would stay here again - Charming and wonderful staff 

Not reviewed yet but some of our favorite restaurants of all time:  

*Paris, France: Le Chateaubraind*
*Madrid, Spain: Botin*

Norfolk, Virginia, USA: Norfolk: Jessy's Taqueria: Best Mexican food in Hampton Roads
Richmond, VA, USA: Kuba Kuba
New York City, USA: Ma Peche (momofuku)
Washington, DC, USA: Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

* Indicates it was an absolute favorite of ours.  

We've been a lot more places than we've reviewed so feel free to ask us about places you are visiting and feel free to share your reviews too.

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