My birthday is also in October and I contemplated Oktoberfest….until I found out that it’s actually in September! Go figure! Some years it does stretch into the first couple of days in October though. 2009 dates are Sept. 19 – Oct. 4. If you go – please have a beer for me! 😉]]>
Happy Belated Birthday & New Year!]]>
Accommodation was difficult for us too, but we found a room for 80 euros a night, and since there were four of us and two double beds it was very reasonable. In Venice, not Mestre, as well.
Check out our podcast about Venice: http://indietravelpodcast.com/podcast/020-avoid-being-ripped-off-in-venice-and-other-places/]]>