Hotel Cristallo -- Lido
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Another vendor was thrilled to give me his own recipes for cooking fresh calamari, as I had never actually prepared them for myself before. He explained how to clean them (separate the head from the body; remove the spine; cut off the long intestinal tubes) and how to cook them (with pastas; with tomatoes). He would have told me how to cook everything he sold had I not told him that I was eating alone and simply couldn’t eat that much ...
... and it's pretty waitresses)
Perhaps I'm still wired from too much espresso in Florence? Possible, but no.
It's the bloody mozzies!!
With a lovey balmy evening, and a late sunset, we set off for a walk around our neighbourhood, to the Piazza S Margaret for dinner. And we left the windows open, completely forgetting Venice is built in a tidal estuary. That is to say, a swamp.
Following that I now probably resemble ...
... centuries ago, however they were relocated to Murano, in fear of the city of Venice catching fire.
The island of Burano, was the next stop. Traditionally, the people on this island are known for their lace making and their colourful houses. This made the island very pretty. We strolled around the streets a bit as well as getting some lunch. ...
... wine for Tom and more touristy tea for me, though I shook things up a bit and had limon instead of peach. Both meals were enjoyable and it was nice to sit outside along the canal enjoying the slowing descending sun.
The night before we had eaten at a place with WIFI along the Grand Canal and on our way home we stopped on a bench outside of it to connect and get our phones ready for Munich, downloading guides and German phrase books.
... and most of the buildings are leaning to some degree. It's most noticeable to see on the large towers in the city. In some really narrow alleys where both buildings are leaning towards the other, there has been construction done to connect the buildings higher up where they have gotten close enough to one another.
Overall it was a really interesting city to see, and it sure seems like ...