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... posters bric a brac fill the low ceiling room which meanders towards the rear canal. To the side one discovers a magical courtyard lined with stacked books glued to the rustic walls creating the feeling that the walls are alive with stories. At the back of the shop you are led to another courtyard which over looks the canal and more books are stacked but this time creating steps to the top of the wall as a viewing platform to the canal. As you ...
... at high tide gets flooded.
Instead of roads there are waterways and they use boats instead of cars, it is really awesome. That’s why the square gets flooded.
After, we walked around and got ourselves lost in Venice. That is the number one thing to do in Venice.
Today is my birthday and I woke up around 6:00 and woke up mum and dad.
Then we came out to open presents ...
... Doges Palace, our all day excursions on the vaporettos, the ombres (tiny glasses of cheap wine), the good food if you can find it, and getting lost. Since Deanne is a foodie, we are planning on getting our foodie fix in Bologna next. It and the region are responsible for Parmesan cheese, Prosciuto, Balsamic vinegar, Mortadella (the original "Baloney"), tortellinis, and lasagna! What other reason do we need to go there?
Seeing as Venice is more than just 1 island we decided we should explore some of them today. Also decided that we should explore other parts of Venice. Found a different route to the Rialto bridge, possibly slightly longer but much less room for error as far as wrong turns go. Different shops too!
Got ourselves out to St Marks lagoon and walked to the other end of the island where we found the Arsenal and public parks etc. Also walked past a big boat with ...
... Sarcophagus which was unreal to see. Something that I look forward to when I get the chance to go to Egypt.
Then we walked through the tight streets of Venice and saw the different pastel coloured buildings and the amount of bridges they had! There was plenty of mini canals as well and we all know that I love water, lakes and the ocean so I was having a ball despite the rain.
Had lunch at a small cornered cafe with Trent and a few of the other girls and it was time ...