Program 664: Tblisi; Bruges; Milan
Release Date: 01-29-2022
A young "digital nomad" tells us why Tblisi, in the Republic of Georgia, makes an ideal home base for working abroad. Then a Belgian tour guide describes what visitors enjoy most when exploring the medieval town center of Bruges. And tour guides from Italy share tips for people-watching among the high-fashion café society of Milan — and the cocktails to enjoy while doing so.
- Mike Swigunski, author of "Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever" (self-published)
- Nico Favoreel, tour guide based in Bruges, Belgium
- Italy-based tour guides Alfredo Vitale and Donald White
- Mike Swigunski shares his tips for working from overseas in his self-published book "Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever."
- The New York Times writes about gourmand appeal of Tbilisi.
- Rick's former publicist wrote on Rick's blog about the Republic of Georgia as "Europe's ultimate back door" destination a few years ago.
- Nico Favoreel posted on Facebook a short tour of a mostly-empty central Bruges during the early months of the pandemic.
- The Rick Steves online guide to Bruges. https://www.ricksteves.com
- Alfredo Cafasso Vitale offers private tours in Naples and Italy's Campania region, and hosts the Cooking with Alcavi page on Instagram.
- The Rick Steves destination guide to Milan.
- Information for making reservations to view Da Vinci's "The Last Supper."
- English-language guide to performances at La Scala in Milan.
Beachfront Haiku Awards
Umbrella rainbow. Sparkling
Waves. Warm sand. Cold Beer.
— Staci Backauskas, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coral reef turquoise lagoon
Baskets, shark teeth, shells.
Lapis, turquoise, cobalt blue
Water is heaven.
— Sandra Van Dam Anderson of Tucson