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Once we finally got to the airport we checked with the EasyJet desk on what we should do at this point. We had to pay a large fee, of course, but we could get on the next flight to Rome at around 9pm. So we had a good 12 hours to kill in the stupid airport. We bought books, word searches, slept, ate, got on the Internet points, watched crazy drunk people who looked like Mick Jagger, watched really cute Italian guys (or maybe that was just ...
... She didn't speak a lick of English so our broken conversations involved me using Spanish, her answering in Italian, and an interesting mixture of hand gestures and head shaking to come to the agreement that I could rent a space in her attic to spend the night. She earned her nickname from her ability to sit perfectly still in front of a blank TV screen for hours with her death-shroud-like shawl until the phone rang, at which point she would promptly rise from the dead to run and ...
... And we thought we got lost during daylight!)
Sept 19 midnight -- after riding the vaporetto up & down the Grande Canal, even getting a prized seat at the front:
Linda: That was more fun that a gondola ride!
Sept 20th 9:30 am
Not good news this morning but then **** happens right? When we arrived on Sunday night my (Linda) tummy felt unsettled. I chalked it up to nerves, jetlag, airline food. It certainly didn't stop me ...
... arms… A couple even ventured towards Lizzie but
were soon scared off by the shrieking coming from her direction. Afterwards, we
ventured inside St. Peter’s Basilica, managing to bypass the mammoth queue by
checking our bags in first then heading straight to the front. Despite the fact
the Basilica was undergoing construction, it was still very beautiful inside
and we spent a little while in here.
The following day ...
... at that point to head out to dinner and find a shiny new fuse. This leads us to a travel tip - if you need a fuse don't look in Venice or order it using the word 'fusilli'(pasta) as Jon found out much to Lisa's amusement.
Venice was as beautiful as we remember!
Breakfast came with sirens alerting us to the fact that Venice had flooded overnight. St Marcs Square was ...