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Travel Blogs from Quarto D'Altino
... and sit at a table. It's now around 6.30 and a little cooler, so when Kevin orders a beer I pretend I'm all grown up - well sort of grown up - and have a shandy!
We watch the boys on the bridge, of same dark North African persuasion that we saw in Naples, trying to sell the 'knock off' handbags. We chat with an Australian couple - who thought we sounded Australian (really??) - who tell us if we hang around for long enough, we'll hear one of the boys yell and in ...
... Well, that was terrifying as when I hit the water, my too big life jacket flew over my head and my claustrophobia kicked in and I had to try not to panic. I managed to calm myself down and swam to the boat, but when they went to pull me in, they almost completely removed my life jacket over my head! It was a fight to get me on but we did it, but I ended up trapped within my jacket - literally! My helmet ...
... so many people walking around Venice is that there are twelve cruise ships in port, a couple of them the behemoth size that carry 4000+ passengers! What surprises me is the high percentage of Asian visitors, from so many countries...it seems like 20-25% of the tourists are Asian.
In the lagoon of Venice there are several inhabited islands, which I hadn't seen on previous trips to this part of Italy. So I persuaded Don that we ...
Up at 6:15 to start getting ready. Breakfast at 8:00, and on the road around 10:00. Before we left, Christian gave us a bottle of the wine that he makes there on his vineyard. it was very nice of him. Our first destination was Villa Pisani in Stra. It was very hot, but we spent a couple of hours touring the 104 room mansion and the expansive grounds. We decided to wait on lunch until we were safely checked in to our ...
... glad I have my tablet, so at least I could use that to try and find my way to the hotel. Unfortunately (it seems to have been that kind of a day...) Google Maps lists the hotel in completely wrong area, and Venice isn't exactly an easy city to navigate at the best of times! I made it eventually though, and checked in without any issues (thankfully!). I spent a bit more time trying to get the phone working, to no avail, and then headed out to explore and find some dinner.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool