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We took our own tour of the interior of St. Mark's Basilica first. However, David was pretty much done with seeing churches all over Italy, so he decided to wait outside. We'd also learned that he was cursed by a gypsy woman who he claims gave him the flu and made his crown pop out while flossing. Okay, maybe he wasn't really cursed, but the other stuff happened earlier in their ...
... Venice. She took us through all the back blocks to show how the venetian live today, and how Venice was in it's early days. It would have been better if we had done this at the start of our stay rather than at the end, as we would have had a much better appreciation of Venice. She also explained that many shops have been taken over by foreigners, and they seeming to be passing of glass as Murano Glass, and Lace as Burano lace, when in fact it ...
... are skilful in their handling of the boats manoeuvring them between the narrow canals and sometimes tight turns between buildings. The gondola generally moves gently with the odd feeling of swaying in the water. They seem to move the gondolas with considerable ease. Whilst you sit back and enjoy the ride the gondoliers become involved in their own cross gondola banter. After 35 minutes of gliding back and forth around the Grand Canal, we returned to the pier ...
... shopping. The alleys are full of local and international shops. We find ourselves back at the Rialto Bridge and make our way slowly back to our hotel in the late afternoon. As we are leaving Venice tomorrow, we have an early dinner, and open our balcony doors for the first time, as the air has cooled. The predicted storms roll in with lightning, thunder and rain, and everyone in the streets below is running for cover. We hear ...
-people being sick
-yup even men urinating....."What else would you expect when you have to pay 1.5 Euros for every public washroom?" said Adam!
We are out of here and on the train by 9:30 am tomorrow and heading for Montreux, Switzerland with an hour train change in Milan for lunch tomorrow.
Three nights was the perfect amount of time to see ...