Antica Locanda Montin
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Backspace to Thursday night at 9:30 pm we said Auf Wiedersehen Munich... And "ciao" Venice..
A one hour flight and the water valporetti to our hotel ..sounds easy...But alas it was a very late check in to Hotel Rio ..1am to be precise! little did we know when taking the water taxi from Marco Polo airport to Venice , that it was the long slow boat there! Doesn't look like that in the movies! Didn't seem "Venetian" to get the bus.. But it may ...
... plans for our visit and just meandered through the alleys to see what we would find. The city is fairly difficult to navigate without a map and has many dead-ends and blind alleyways. We felt as if we were walking in a labyrinth at times because so many of the plazas look similar and the sporadically placed signs are not always easy to find. With a little patience and a lot of guidance from local shop owners, we found our way around the city just fine. The first area ...
... br> It had begun drizzling as we arrived in the jewish area and now it was definitely time to resort to the umbrella and join in the sports of umbrella fencing and jousting as we entered back into the streets of the masses of tourists.
We were back in the square to try and get into the Basilica which had crazy queues the last time we were there. Today it was long, but not as long and moving well so we too join the queue hiding under the 'brollie'.
In we went and ...
... it's just a few puddles, but they keep growing and growing, and pretty soon thousands of people that already felt cramped up are constantly tossing up whether the water is at the bottom of their soles or getting too close the top, and on the other hand those people around them are worth getting to know on a deeper level as the huddle forces them to bond. Regardless we made it to Florian to sit in the sun, imbibe a few Venezian biers and ...
... cliffs, fjords and glaciers--then to Eqi Glacier, Melville Bay and into the heart of Nanavut Territory the land of the Canadian Intuits. Polar bears, humpback whales, walruses and beluga whales, killer whales and bowhead whales. This is also an incredible land of cultural diversity, which I will be happy to share.
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