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... and strength – Enjoyable
but not the best of the week, a 9:30 show means you need to be there just after
9 if you want a good seat. Off home we went with the majority of the passengers
packing their bags and preparing to say goodbye as tomorrow we reach Venice
again. Of the approx. 3000 passengers’ only 269 passengers are doing back to
back cruises. Why are we doing a back to back cruise? well glad you asked, the
Norwegian Jade runs on a 2 week cycle ...
... on the canal and we are served a delightful dinner. Full marks to the chef...but we actually cancel the main course as we just can't fit anymore in. Under normal circumstances I would be straight to bed but our table has been reserved in the bar and I'm glad we stayed as I manage to photograph a ghost....check out the picture if you don't believe me!!
We politely stay for 2 songs and then stagger up to our room, but not before tipping all the staff ...
Now glitch number three... we always had a tight changeover at Villach of only 10mins... well that reduced down to 4 minutes due to the train having an unexplained high speed braking episode near the start of the trip. Picture the two of us, with our suitcases poised at the train door, leaping onto the platform like a couple of gazelles then sprinting to our bus with speed and elegance to just make it in time. Can you picture that? Take away the creative ...
... after passing under several bridges we arrive at our accommodation.
As we have arrived before check-in time, we drop our bags at Al Bailo and head out for our first walk through Venice's alleys and canal crossings, and then make our way to the Grand Canal near San Marco's square. This place is full of people, mostly tourists, and is a bit daunting at first while we get our bearings. The views across the canal are almost unbelievable.
Returning to Al Bailo we ...
... Venice is a staple in European and Italy history.
So, only having a few hours we traversed almost the entire southern and middle portion of the city as best we could. Obviously visiting the Piazza San Marco on the way with its massive Venetian old government buildings and finance centers as well as the merchant hubs, I could only imagine what this place was like 500 years ago in the height of its power. We unfortunately did not have any time to do any tours, so we ...