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... parts of Venice.
As soon as we arrived we headed over to sniff out a sports bar for the All Blacks - what we have learnt as you can always count on an Irish Bar to pull through. The only issue with this one was there wasn't a kiwi in sight and instead we were surrounded by South Africans!! However it was good banter through out and they were gracious winners. We ended up having a few beers with a random mix - x1 south african, x1 englishmen, x1 danish and ...
... Basilica di San Marco -creation of this magnificent church took 800 yrs. In AD828 Venetian merchants smuggled in the corpse of St Mark from Egypt in a basket of pork fat past the Muslim guards, being Muslims they refused to touch the meat and turned up their noses and waved them past. He is now said to be buried in the church. The basilica has Byzantine onion-bulb domes, a Greek cross layout, a Gothic rosette window and Egyptian marble walls. Inside there are 8500 sq metres ...
... in and the warmest and most friendly Italian woman comes excitedly out, knowing immediately who we were and telling us to put our bags down and take a break. She gave us our room key, gave us each a bottle of sparkling water and sent us up to our room for a break before returning for the last of the bags (she even carried one of them herself!). She also got us to carry out giant suitcases together one at a time and while much slower, made the process ...
... the cafes are now closed. Fortunately for us, the Hermes hotel just around the corner had one room left that night, so we happily took it and somehow were able to sleep.
The world works in funny ways but with a positive attitude something will eventually work out! Sorry Venice for the brief time we were there but I'm glad we did it, had to see the beauty of the canals and rich history there.
In the morning we will see what Florence has to offer us, goodnight to ...
... double grrr!!), but it was a sight we will remember for a long time. Jane got a couple of shots and her battery died too. Guess we've been doing too much snapping :-)
At some stage during the night, Jane misplaced the keys to her suitcase lock (we lock it up with the laptop inside it), so we had to wait for the concierge to send someone to break it open. It was well after 11 when we got to bed. All part of the adventure!
Ciao for now!