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and spent a fantastic day in Venice!
The hotel shuttle took us to the airport where I was escorted to the back and there it was!!!! HAAAAAAA! Our luggage!
Back to the hotel, our luggage had more tags on it from places where it had been than we have probably even traveled!!!
So off to Venice for the day, in clean comfortable clothes and clean teeth compliments to our electric brushes :) Spoiled rotten aren't we?
Venice was ...
... go there before we leave, T shirts, magnets, and stuff, the street hawkers that have the Inspector Gadget trench coats for when the weather changes. Now they are selling bags, when it rains umbrellas will appear from nowhere. We have learnt to say "no thank you " ,before they even ask and keep walking. I think good on them for making a living, and people do buy from them. But I hate being hassled.
We went towards the waters edge where ...
... ancient Temple of Poseidon, the God of Water with its beautiful columns, dating back to 500BC. From there we were taken into Athens to the Intercontinental Hotel for a lovely Greek lunch once again 4.5 star! (we could get used to this type of lunchtime dining!). The highlight of the day was our tour of the Parthenon that is slowly being restored. As kids we had read about this famous structure and to see it was wonderful with its ...
... very helpful in showing us all the places to go and looking up the times for us to catch our Alilaguna bus to airport on Sunday.
Once he left, and we had settled in, we set out for lunch. Since this was our last stop on the trip and we had decided to make this day a relaxing one so felt that it was time to splurge. We got to the restaurant 10 minutes before they closed for siesta but, they were kind enough to seat us and not rush us. We had a mixed ...
... gondolas docked at it (we’ll come back to that later – literally).
Finally we arrived at St. Mark’s Square. It’s huge! It is a massive expanse of space, and there are huge, looming facades of arches and stone on all sides. Being Disneyphiles, we immediately recognized the bell tower – it is the one they patterned the tower in the Italy pavilion at Epcot from. We were going to go up the tower, but we decided to put it off until ...