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... the transfers were. A brand new Black S500 Mercedes awaited us at the airport, and the water taxi was a beautiful polished wooden boat with an interior outfitted in black leather almost like a private jet. Then our driver walked us and our luggage the several blocks to the actual hotel. Venice is not a big city, but unless you know where you are going, it's no fun to haul a bunch of luggage around.
The owners of the apartment had left a couple of bottles of wine for us in the fridge plus breakfast provisions which was a nice bonus. We had decided to travel to Murano today which is an island off Venice where they make the glass products. Again we got the water bus using our 48 hour pass and had a very scenic trip to Murano. I really liked Murano as it was quieter than Venice and was very picturesque. ...
No cars, no sirens...just the sound of water lapping up to the walls outside of our apartment...that's what we woke up to! It was seemingly peaceful and definitely beautiful, so we opened up the shutters and got blown away by the wind...shut them immediately, ha! Stopped and picked up breakfast along the way to the Grand Canal. It wasn't our yummy sweet French breakfast, but meat, cheese and bread will ...
... out how to actually flag down the men in
stripped shirts. We finally catch
the eye of Leonardo and gently enter our craft. We have a spectacular ride down the Grand Canal and then
onto some smaller canals in the oldest part of Venice...bellisimo. A little singing and some whistling,
but mostly quiet, very serene. Only about 500 gondolas left, all the gondoliers
must be licensed, wear black pants, a striped shirt, and closed dark
shoes. Hat ...
... the islands of Venice aren’t really lit up at night.
So ... tools down, beer up?
We saw Sean, Brett and Eric - all chefs - who were having a beer and I mentioned to Sean that I really enjoyed getting extra protein in my food three times. Three times over the past 12 days I have found a hair in my food, the latest time being this morning – a blonde / white coloured hair in my oatmeal. I’ve also found a black ...