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Sorry I have not been able to blog. Forgot the charger for new keyboard and could not download pictures to iPad before yesterday because card would not fit. Computer at hotels always busy and very expensive but now with Belloli family tech support and buying new cord at shop in Venice, am finally able to download pictures at least. Everything great. Will try to catch up with text ...
Next on the must-see list of Italy was Venice. For pure wow factor alone, this may be one of my all time favorite cities. The island portion of Venice is truly fascinating with no motor vehicles or really even bicycles, because anything with wheels would need to navigate a veritable maze of waterways, bridges, and stairs. Transportation by boat is the norm and the water buses are just as efficient as a regular city bus with a no nonsense pick up and drop off and move on routine. One of ...
... postcards and a gondola figurine.
The call then came for us to board, and I was truly heartbroken that we did not have more time here. I vow to return here one day no matter what it takes! This was probably the happiest day of this I've had so far! I even bought an "I Love Venezia" shirt at the pier!
We headed back across the ocean to the mainland and got on our coach. After only half an hour, we arrived at our nice Novotel Mestre hotel, which had ...
... to our room, no elevator! From all the walking and climbing of stairs, we will have buns of steel by the time this trip is done.
The main way of getting anywhere here is boat or walking, not a car in sight. We went out for a nice dinner and not being from here, you have no idea what is on the menu - what you think is lasagna is not at all what you get. The food was really good it was ...
... a constitution!), scandals, and above all, the “why not” attitude of enjoying life to the fullest. This was Cassanova’s gold mine and for good reason! Apparently this was also a good place to be a nun. Lol
This was quoted during the show—Lord Byron and I share a love of Venice:
SO, we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.
For the ...