Hotel Ca' d'Oro
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Departed Melbourne in wet dreary conditions. Singapore and Dubai were both hot and humid. After a quick refuel in Singapore, Dubai was a welcome respite for 4 hours but a hot and humid 38 degrees. Here we changed terminals by train and were then transported by bus to board the last leg to Venice. We arrived in Venice after 22 hours of travel and it …
... already longer list of 'driving complexities'
We stopped at a McDonalds about half hour out and the snow was so thick. Clint decided not to go through the drive thru lane as he was worried we might get bogged.
We managed an usually fast stop by our standards, and were back on the road.
Wow the scenery was amazing. The Dolomites, the snow, the gorgeous villages a long the way.
We had Andie Rose in the DJ chair. So we listened to the Cd's santa ...
... the apartment at 6:45 to cook our dinner.
Later in the morning we queued up on the portable tabletops of the aqua alto walkway outside St. Mark's Basillica in time for Friday's hour of illumination. The line moved quickly, and we were inside just as they lit up the golden mosaics lining the walls and ceiling domes. There was a choir with boy choristers singing an Agnus Dei, and we had a long uncrowded look at the church interior and the ...
... we didn't bother getting off the boat.
Once we returned to the main island, we played "getting lost". Actually no we didn't, I don't do aimless wandering very well I've discovered. We knew where we were going and we had a plan to get there. We seem to be getting the hang of navigating our way around.
The other "highlight" for the day was a visit to the fish market. Suffice to say Gordon enjoyed this more than ...
... even our simple gelato was elegant. Here we also met a family from Houston. When we mentioned that we still needed to secure a month of lodging in Tuscany, they told us about Parkers Villas, probably the only travel web site we hadn't already tried. As luck had it, PV is where we finally found and rented an apartment for the up-coming month in the Chianti Region of Tuscany.