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Travel Blogs from Venice
After our short ride on the fast train from Rome to Venice (top speed of 245 km/hr on our 3.5 hour ride), we arrived at around 5:30pm. Although we were only about a 1/2 mile from the hotel, it took us about an hour to wind our way to the beautiful old hotel.
We walked miles and miles - along the Canale Della Giudecca and ...
... and character, but not enough to make it woody or creamy, and so it was a perfect complement for our first two courses. Course 1: Sardines and shrimp in saor, along with a plate of Vitello tonnato. Saor is a specialty of Venice, and I was very excited to have it here. We have been serving some form of this dish at Incanto for the entire eight years I have been there, so I couldn't wait to see how this fared. It was perfect! Saor is a word in the Venetian dialect that is a ...
... close to where we were staying had an exhibit of machines and devices built from the drawings of Leonardo Davinci. The way to Rialto, and anywhere in Venice for that matter was a combination of alley, bridge, and small city squares with varying points of interest.
Right before the Rialto bridge we came upon a small corner shop, it's entrance opening to the alley meeting the main path instead of right in full view, that had a cluster of locals around ...
... games of Kings and mid way through we were joined by another Busabout traveller, Sarah, and a Bulgarian guy who was actually staying in the same tent as Tahlia. That night the campsite was having a mask party in the club. I borrowed a mask from Tahlia nicknamed the "penis mask" based on its long phallic nose but didn't end up wearing it cos it was far too hot. We all ended up heading to the club at around 11pm to have a dance. It was ridiculously hot in the club. I was ...
... from a bakery and started eating that while continuing our walk
through Venice. There is a lot of squares and each one had an old well
and some of them you could still get water out of it. There was a lot of
small lanes and alleyways. During the second half of the day I got a
bit bored so Mum taught me to map read so I could lead the way. At the
end of the day we caught the ferry to the train station and then caught
the train back home to Padua.