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the only city where you can see a thousand years of architecture in one place"
or so our Gondolier told us on our gondolier ride. We were very lucky to have a
gondolier who did a good job and acted as a tour guide as he took us around.
Others we saw were on their phones or just rowing (?-gondoliering) silently.
Before coming to Venice we had recently listened to the 'How Stuff works'
podcasts on Venice. It described a phenomenon neither of us ...
... mean't by water was the best option. We got a 48 hour water bus pass and travelled down the canal towards our accommodation. What a way to travel. We arrived at St Marco Square and walked through to our accommodation that was 50 metres past the square above the Gucci shop. The apartment was newly renovated and looked stunning. A real find for A$200 a night. The only downside was the steep stairs up 3 stories to get to the ...
20th August - We woke up relatively early, drove to Venice (Venezia) and parked the car in a big parking lot near the city (it costs like 26 Euro for 24 hours but you can't drive around Venice, you have to take watertaxi's). We then checked into our hotel, walked around the city, decided to have lunch at a restaurant so sat down at a pizzeria, then decided we didn't want to eat there haha so went to another restaurant.
After lunch, we went on ...
... So the girls took turns navigating us...basically choosing left or right at every turn...we definitely got lost. I then took over with GPS and we made it back to our apartment. I don't know how people get around here without getting lost. Most turns appeared to be dark narrow alleys, but would eventually open up to a courtyard. Such an unusual, but beautiful place!
Tomorrow is another day of exploring this odd but beautiful ...
... didn't win the cruise either unfortunately. Oh well, it was still fun! Bingo took so long that it was dinner time afterwards. We had a terrible waiter who was ridiculously slow so we had to miss dessert in order to get seats for the show. The show was called Elements and it was a performance that included some interpretive dancing, magic and acrobatics. It was much better than it sounds. The dancers danced in ...