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... these little stories of history that are so amusing. I need to find myself a book that has all of these short little facts, if not I have come across my million dollar idea to make a book with short amusing facts :) After we had a walk around the city and its winding corridors we headed back to our meeting point for dinner. Everybody was buzzing from the vibe of the city and getting excited for a venetian masquerade dinner. It is so easy to get lost in these streets, ...
We went out to search for a bank machine (we looked for one at the train station to no avail) - and duh - there was one right in front of us on the square! We went to the little grocery and picked up some breakfast food and snacks, found somewhere to eat in the St Marks area, but off the beaten path a little, then did an evening walk around St Marks and Rialto and various side ...
... how people's homes look....but our hotel, as I've mentioned, is immaculate and gorgeous. But the hotel building, on the outside, while in better shape than most buildings, is not ornate or showy....in fact, most buildings appear to be ready to fall down! There is renovation going on, obviously, because our hotel has been renovated, but they tend to leave the outside sort of shabby chic....or maybe they go to great pains to make it look that way!
The water of the canals, which is, ...
... stop we managed to force our way inside and stand cheek by jowl with the locals. Terry enjoys this social and cultural interaction.
We made it safely there and back, and I cheered up with some wine and cheese and salami. If it is still raining tomorrow morning I will stay in bed, and if it is sunny, I will get out and really enjoy Venice.
BTW, the thunder claps sounded fantastic echoing around the canals and narrow alleyways.
... We were feeling more motivated. There was a spring in our step. We were stepping up intellectually; researching as opposed to just looking. We reached the area and starting talking to some locals. There was a ghetto. It was located on a small island within the centre of Venice itself. That's where we are standing now. The nazis stood guard on the bridges. Yes, there they are. No one could get in or out. The nazis eventually decided to shift all the Jews in ...