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... for Venice within 8 minutes and our caravan is next to the beach! We are ecstatic - I can't believe we are going to have an evening with electricity; Matthew is over the moon about having a freezer so we can make ice-cubes and the Italian guy thinks we are 'crazy' as we are bouncing around in joy. We book for three nights.
On the first night, Matthew wants me to sit on the patio and have a ...
... couples oozing romance from every pour. However what I found was very different, sure there are couples everywhere but there are way too many couples and then you mix in half of the snap happy Asian population and the place seems more like a cattle farm. Absolute chaos, rather than the slow romantic city I thought, it's a dog eat dog competition for photographs, there's people pushing and shoving each other trying to get the best photos and has completely ruined what the place ...
... of the most beautiful
[laces in the world. Venice was built by slender poles made from oak or pine, hammered into the mud. Next came a
layer of stones then they could start building their houses. Instead of roads
they have canals, boats deliver food, collect rubbish and are used as people
carriers. The most famous of these is the Gondola, while you are getting a ride
they sing to you. We used the Vaporetto to travel on the water. This is like a
water bus, ...
... gardens just across the street where we meandered through some of the oldest remaining structures in Rome. These were all amazing to see as well, and after a while it honestly just really makes you think how people were able to build what they did without any of the modern tools that we now have, and I personally think that some of their buildings looked a lot better than ours do today.
The next day we also had tickets in advanced, and these I would ...
... 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 ...