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... in accented Italian "Ka mate, Ka mate, ka ora ka ora"! It was so cute, the shop owner had burst into song when he saw Rex's New Zealand cap. Then he announced that he much preferred the 'old' haka, not the new one! We just cracked up. And bought a few things, before having our photo taken with him as we left!
The island wasn't too busy, so we looked around for about an hour and then decided it was time for a ...
... walk within an arm’s length of
us. It was a display of pomp and pom
poms. Until you got told what each bit of uniform represented you would have
thought they looked like a right pack of girls – they had high leg actions,
extending one leg out, point it and then stomping it down to clomp with their
horse shoe time boots that had pom poms on the end of them. They wore Khaki
coloured jackets which came down into 40 pleats and cream tights. The pom ...
Thursday 9th July Venice Island
Heard on the news that there had been a tornado in Venice, 1 person killed further out in the suburbs.
Walked from the hotel past the oldest bell tower in Venice from the 9th century, arrived & shown how the company makes a vase & a horse, they use 8 different ovens each for a distinctive colour, they use a by fine sand, using oxide materials to make colours
Blue - cobalt
Green - copper
... factories and watched some glass blowing for a bit. Declined to buy a chandelier or any of the expensive but slightly tacky items they had on offer. It's weird with Murano, some of the factories produce the most amazing and gorgeous pieces, and then some... well, let's just say everyone has different taste and I guess there must be a market for it or they wouldn't keep producing it. But honestly... some of it is just yeeeuuck!
Both starving ...
... pay for it. And the ease of having the ticket and not needing to purchase a new one each time was great.
After we purchased our tickets, I went to a dock where I saw a boat with taxi on it. One filled with a group of people and a new one pulled up. He asked where we were going and I told him San Marco. He said it would be 60 euro and I showed him my ticket. He was more than disgusted that we would not be getting on his boat, but explained I was in ...