Travel Blogs from Venice
... I spent most of it
looking up into the mountains where we will be spending the next 2 weeks. I had
an Italian businessman next to me for the first part of the trip then a girl
who looked about Laura’s age got on just short of Venice. She was reading an
American newspaper. I spoke to her briefly when I was checking that I was getting
off at the correct stop. So it was funny the next day when I finished the long
distance event to find ...
It was nice to have a tour 1/2 day looked after today with a boat tour of surrounding islands. This blurb from their website pretty much sums things up.....
"Murano known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here you have 40 minutes for a visit to one of the oldest factories, and discover the magic of glass blowing. The second stop will be at the pictoresque island of Burano, famous not only for ...
... one big room with a video room off to the side. Inside you see what is left of the plane, the wreckage recovered has all been kind of put together as much as possible. Around the room you see mirrors and choirs of voices speaking. Hanging from the ceilings are lights which flicker on and off representing a beating heart, remembering those who perished. They also have 9 black boxes containing personal belongings. It's got a very sad ...
... host mom had prepared an incredible traditional spanish meal of paella and tapas. We all sat down to the great food and wine as I attempted to translate faster than I could think. Somehow despite the language barrier, my real mom and host mom really hit it off! I could see them being best friends if they lived in the same place. After the home cooked meal, Julia, Alberto, and I took my family on a walk around Alcalá to see all the sights such as the manger scene, medieval walls, ...
Then there was Saturday, our one full day with Caleigh, and we were going to spend it in Venice!
First, we slept in.
Then we lounged around posting pictures of the previous day’s activities online.
And we had to take Piper for a walk.
By that point we needed coffee and a snack.
Then the next train wasn’t for about an hour, so we had time to try a winery near our house.
We missed that train. ...