Travel Blogs from Mestre
Today was a whirlwind of 5 different methods of transportation, and it feels like we're in a new world! Commentary will follow but for now just a sneak peak of our first night in Italy!!
... Sali .... That's where the word salary comes from. Didn't know that. 'Dux' .... Head man of Venice. The first mirrors were made in Venice. And how to make them was a secret. They kept the glass makers virtual prisoners on an island so it could remain a secret.... Glass with a backing of mercury. Amazing stuff, hey? Oh... Then we went on a gondola ride. 6 to a boat... But I was assigned to one with 4 .... Because, we were serenaded. Singer and piano ...
... We had liquid chocolate hot chocolate, pizza with the most amazing base ever, and then two epic pasta dishes. I had carbonara with the most delicious pasta ever and Luke had ravioli with mushrooms and was equally impressed!!
With warmth and food in our bellies we continued on! We had planned to walk up a tower to see the entire city from but it was closed. Instead we wandered around through tiny streets looking a shops and buildings. Venice is famous for Murino ...
... food lacked enthusiasm. The main meat dishes were not good at all but the pasta and risotto always tasty. As were the soups. Generally the food was only average. The buffet not good and staff in that area seemed to have an attitude problem. There was no information at all on the ports we were visiting so impossible to know even where the town was when you got off the ship. No one to ask ship side either. No maps. No help at ...
... a pasta and wine and go on a Gondula ride. We are both pretty excited about it.
We looked through lots of stores, Churches, took in the beautiful atmosphere and Brendon bought himself a spiffy tie, so his going to wear that to dinner tonight.
Tomorrow we have our cruise, at 12 we will have a water taxi take us over. Will give you more updates then.
Love Kelly and Brendon ...
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