Universo Nord Hotel
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... but from another part of this magnificent water way. He must have really liked us "Aussies" for we got a ride closer to one hour than forty five minutes! All too soon it was over, we reluctantly returned his rug and after he assisted us out, we paid him and he wished us well...arriverderci Luca, another memory.
Phillip decided to ask him about Torrefazione coffee shop and he knew exactly what we were talking about....right across the canal just a little way up. We ...
... why. There are way too many tourist shops selling junk. It takes away from the beauty of the buildings and the charm of the old city. Everyone is out to make money. The laugh was the guys outside the Gucci, and Prada etc shops, selling knockoff bags, labeled from those shops.
Have you ever watched Austin Powers in Italian? Just like the movie, The Hangover which I* watched last night, I just cannot get into it.
... it. Then again, a vase is about $3000.
We then took another shuttle to the island of Burano where we went to see how silk is woven. We then enjoyed lunch at the 'top rated' restaurant on Burano (by locals) and had wine, meats and spaghetti with lobster. We were surprised when it came that the full lobster was placed on top of the spaghetti! It was delicious though.
We took the ...
... for gifts for people. Eventually I found something I liked. A couple of things actually. Not 100% what I wanted but fairly close.
I spent 24 euros on glass for myself. And more in gifts. Oops. Our
murano experience was fantastic. Except maybe the moment where Simon
was walking along beside me; and I thought he still was a few seconds
later - so I put my hand on "his" back gently.... Then I realized, a
different shirt fabric. Then this random guy turned ...
... I watched old Disney Channel Original Movies, had dinner, and went to bed early because Saturday we were going to Carnevale in Venice! Well, THAT was an adventure. We were going with a student tour group, so we had to meet at the train station at 7:30am. Our apartment is about a 20-25 minute walk from the train station. We were supposed to leave by 7:00, but we didn't leave until almost 7:15. So of course I was freaking out. We pretty much sprinted there and we made it in ...