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Travel Blogs from Venice
Saturday 6th November - Foggy, cooler
Oops! We woke to a view of fog through our porthole this morning. That was not what we were expecting but apparently it is common in Venice in the autumn. We had to be out of our cabins by 8 o'clock this morning; our bags all have green tags on them indicating our time of disembarkation. It would be …
... tourists visit every year. Whilst tourism is the lifeblood of the lagoon, too much blood pressure can be harmful. The beginning of Venice dates as far as the 5 th and 6 th century when Veneto was invaded by the barbarians forcing refuge on the lagoon. Miraculously over centuries the city became a bustling merchant power dominating half of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic and trade routes to Levante. Many have written about Venice, including of ...
... of Venice. It is mainly residential in nature and is filled with peaceful piazzas (campo), markets, cafes, and shops. Finding breakfast is as easy as walking out to La Strada Nova, the main promenade, and picking the shop with the best looking pastries. Today, it's Pasticceria Martoni, where the to-go orders seem like they're gift wrapped!
After a light breakfast and a couple of hours ...
... magnify when we don’t feel good. I vomited all
night and felt not so good yesterday so I was teary, homesick, missing my dog
and just wanting to go home NOW. Today I am better and looking forward to our
trip to the Ryksmuseum and Ann Frank House. We plan to take a boat along the
canal pointing out where some of the artists lived then we will go to the
My ribs are so sore so violently ill I was. Guess
some analgesia will be good then off we ...
We are at sea today keeping ourselves busy doing some belly dancing, learning how to do magic and learning about our next ports of call. Before we got to Venice there were a lot of Americans on board. Australians made up the second largest group and there were many New Zealanders and Canadians. A lot of the Americans and Canadians got off in Venice and more ...