EuroMaiden is a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest that started in November of last year in Ukraine and is slowly spreading across Europe's larger cities. Small groups of people gather together to peacefully but loudly protest against the Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, his government Russian President Putin's influence and the European Union for standing around and not really doing anything. This weekend, my foot tour of Brussels ended at the foot of one of the protest that was happening all over Europe on February 16th. You can see the protest in the distance, towards the end of Mont Des Arts (hill of the arts).
Friday, February 7, 2014
The closest airport to Cortina is Treviso, so regardless of rain, if time permits Treviso is a really nice place to visit. If you set your TomTom to Treviso Piazza Doumo Parking lot, this is where you end up. Treviso is also near Venice, you can catch a bus to Venice from the airport or city.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
This past weekend many lifts were closed due to an overload of snow, this of course made no sense. Luckily a few were runs were open, no lines of people and the lift tickets were discounted. First things first, got to figure out the parking lot situation.
On this snow, if you slow down, you just kind of sink. It's really quite exhausting to get up and going again.
Cortina d'Ampezzo is a small town located on the southern end of the Dolomitic Alps in Northern Italy, about 45km from Austria. The town of Cortina d'Ampezzo sits in a valley that is surrounded by mountains and ski lifts, this town was also home to the 1956 Winter Olympics. Bus service is not great, so you more or less need to drive here.