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... of my stay in Venice and
the weather forecasters unfortunately got this one right.
Wow, I experienced my first real live Venice rip-off! I got
organized fairly late and wasn’t eager to head out in the rain in the morning.
I stumbled out of my hostel to the café across the “street”, that’s a Venice
street which means an alleyway in the huge maze of twisting little walks that
is this city. There were some nice looking ...
... facilities and pretty soon it was time for dinner. We had requested a table for six, so we could meet some more folks. It is always a lottery as there are some real duds (nothing personal). So our table was for eight (two from Boston, two from England, two from Scotland, and us) and we all had a great time. In fact our table was the last to leave, we had to be kicked ...
... to encourage us to enter their shop, no one gives us the time of day. In fact it feels quite the opposite, like we are intruding on their personal space. I walk into a shoe shop and pick one up I like and not only does no one attend to me but they actually disappear out the back. Fine...I'll shop somewhere else!!
We come across a deli of sorts and manage to buy a bottle of Bellini and some soft drinks but not much else. We ask the man about the supermarket we are ...
... of people on the dock waiting for the #2 boat. We had waited quite a while and had seen other boats come and go several times. But we were all there waiting. Not just Jeff and I. And some of them had done it before. So we kept waiting.
We waited for nearly 45 minutes and Jeff couldn’t believe we were in the right place but I kept saying there were so many others, it must be right. Finally, I said I would go ask. I went to the ticket booth ...
... not splurge on the touristy gondola ride. Did I mention that there were tourists crawling everywhere.
We took a ferry to Murano Island to see where the glass is made and found a demonstration of glass blowing which was interesting. The sheer volume of tourists slowed us down but we managed to see some of the key sights including the Rialto Bridge, the Doge's Palace which included some cool dungeons and the so called bridge of sighs and the city's famous Basilica ...