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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!!
... obviously popular with the locals; we were surrounded by Italian families. On the second night an old lady sitting next to us was listening to our accent had asked us where we were from. We consequently preceded to have a rather stinted but lovely conversation, of which it is doubtful whether each side of the parties were having the same conversation. After trying to ask, using my limited Italian, if they had had a ...
... cada 5 minutos, jeje.
On Sunday night, the girls were asked out by an Italian waiter where they ate dinner. Yep, he asked both of them. They were supposed to meet him at 4:00 Monday, but we were still busy exploring by 5:00. They invited me to go with them, but I didn't really want to. They insisted because the Italian didn't know much English and my Italian is, well…good enough to be helpful. The four of us laughed non stop ...
... the Venice Lagoon which opens up from the ocean and which Venice is built upon! It is a huge expanse of water being fed by numerous rivers which all start in the mountains that run up the spine of Italy, and which deposit silt into the lagoon. Areas are sandbagged up and dredged silt pumped in and allowed to compact for many years before building commences! The road continued on a large causeway for quite a few kilometres, with little boats of all shapes ...
... and Zio escorted us to the hotel and waited for us to check in and freshen up before catching the bus some 4 stops to their apartment. Up four flights of stairs (poor Zio with his dodgy knee) and then as he opened the door the aromatic smell of today’s lunch hit our senses….and then so did Zia Maura. First time meeting her and she is lovely, too.
We ended up all six of us sitting around the table for a couple of hours of magnificent homemade ...
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