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Sep 30, 2015 - Venice walkabout

Venice day 1. A leisurely continental breakfast was followed by a direct bus trip to Plaza di Roma the terninal in Venice. Here we purchased a 3-day pass for transport (not gondolas or water taxis) throughout the Venice - Mestre region. We caught the vaporetto to St Mark's Square and began our day of wandering down narrow streets and lanes crossing over canals on hump-back bridges. Everywhere we turned ther were amazing buildings, colourfully decorated and small open squres filled with cafes restaurants and souvenir shops. Sometimes we were...

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Sep 29, 2015 - Arrived in Venice

We never expected that our adventure would start with uncertainty. But, half an hour before we were due to set out for the airport a phone call came through from Qantas to say that our flight had been delayed until after 1am. As a consequence we would niss our connection to Venice. The thoughtful gent did say bthat Emirates, through whom we had booked our flights, had an earlier flight, leaving at 9:40 which seemed to have room and we should contact Emirates to get ourselves swapped over. As Sue drove us to the airport I contacted Emirates...

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Sep 24, 2015 - Venice, Italy

Sorry, I didn't update everyone yesterday! The house we stayed at only gets so much internet a day and uploading pics would have wiped them out! Today, we left bright and early and headed for Venice, Italy. It was rainy and cold. I didn't wear a coat and wished I had, because we drove through snow in the Austrian Alps. It was cold, but really pretty! We arrived in Venice about noon, but we are staying at a Marriott hotel and found out it was on a private island. We parked at the Piazzale Roma car terminal. They tell you what level to park...

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Aug 28, 2015 - Venice

The walk is done and now a little time for relaxing before flying to Uganda. I retraced my steps back into Slovenia for a few days then two days in the Dolomite Mountains which are in Northern Italy before finally Venice. A beautiful last stop in Europe. Mainly just have some photos to share. I enjoyed taking the local Venician ferry to both Lido and Burano.......islands very close to Venice. Enjoyed wonderful food and am putting on the few kilos I took off!

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Aug 15, 2015 - Tour day 8 - Venice

Well I am not sure I got any sleep at all last night. It was so noisy here that I saw every hour and every half hour pass by on the clock!! And to top it off we have a later start today so I could sleep in - but noooo so used to the time we are getting up that I was up and at em normal time. I was speaking to one of the young lads on the tour at breakfast (he is from Thailand). He was telling me that he nearly burnt down the hotel last night. He put a towel over the beside light as it was too bright - popped the tele on to watch and started...

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Jul 24, 2015 - Venice

We decided to take the train to Venice from Bologna - I think Tomo was more excited about the train than Venice. Here is Tomo's Diary from our visit to Venice. Today we went on a bullet train. When the bullet train came we hoped on. I liked it because it went fast - 217kms. I coloured my book on the train. When we got there I was shocked that there were boats instead of cars. There were gondolas too. They were like kings seats. We went down a lot of dodgy streets. We had pizza for lunch. Then we saw this big square with a big giant...

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Jul 18, 2015 - Day Five: Venice

Just so you know my make shift curtain worked a treat, although I'm not sure it was as warm overnight/this morning as I needed something light to put over me. At 5am I toyed with moving the fan off me, but decided then I may get hot so I rummaged through my bag for my sarong. Thank goodness for labelled packing cells. Again we got up and slowly got ready, by the time we were ready to go it was 9:15am so we decided to head straight to St. Mark's Square as the Basilica opened at 9:30am. We arrived at 9:40am and the line was already long. We...

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Jul 17, 2015 - Day Four: Venice

This heat is killing me! You sleep with the windows open to ventilate the room, but of course as soon as the sun comes up it comes streaming in. My bed is in the direct light of the sun rising, so this morning I awoke to my legs burning because of the sun. I need to work out a way to hang the sheet that I will definitely not be using to block out the direct sun light. I laid against the wall trying to avoid the sun and then eventually gave up, another early start. Having washed my hair last night, I awoke to a frizz ball (if you saw my...

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Jul 16, 2015 - Day Three: Milan to Venice

After going to bed late last night and having clocked over 23,000 steps I was hoping to have a good nights sleep. Hoping is the key word there, as lovely as Vicki was not only did she snore but she sleep talks too. ALL NIGHT!! Resulting in very little sleep. After tossing and turning I was well and truly awake when Sun's alarm went off at 6am. I tried closing my eyes and willing sleep to come, but the consistent snoring and sleep talking didn't allow it. Eventually I gave up on sleep and got up. Clare and I slowly got ready and decided to...

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Jun 25, 2015 - Venice

VENEZIA {Andie - 6-25-15] Our day spent in Venice was one of my favorite days of the entire trip so far! The evening of our arrival it was pouring rain - when we stepped out of the ticket booth there was an ankle deep puddle! Needless to say, we didn’t do much exploring that night. The fun started the next morning….. We got an early start and hopped on the public boat to the Rialto Bridge. Once you cross this historic bridge (formerly Venice’s only), there is a large, open fish & seafood market. There was quite the display of “delicacies”...

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Jun 21, 2015 - Touring Venice

Sunday, June 21st. No rest for the wicked. We jumped on our bikes and headed to the local port to catch our water taxis over to Venice – a 5Km bike ride on flat land. Bill had already figured out which water taxis we needed to take to get to the Santa Lucia train station which was just a sort walk to the Ferrovia vaporetta (water bus) stop to begin Rick Steves’ Grand Canal Cruise audio tour. This Grand Canal is Venice’s “Main Street”. At more than two miles long and nearly 15 feet deep, the Grand Canal is the city’s largest, lined with its...

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Jun 20, 2015 - Return to Venice

Saturday, June 20th We slept well our last night on the sea. Apparently we arrived early back in Venice. I was sleeping but by 9:30 am, we had enjoyed our breakfast and were ready for our de-boarding time. What a great experience we had, viewing Venice from our water taxi’s. We had to make one transfer. There we were with all the locals, pulling luggage from one taxi to the next. What fun. Our land taxi was waiting for us when we de-boarded and we were home by 12:00 pm . After a nap, laundry was started and hung up all around us on lines...

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