Trip Start Jul 18, 2008
32Trip End Sep 03, 2008
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Where do we start? Our train ride was comfortable, eventless, and relaxing. Arrival time into Venice was 6:30pm and the weather was hot. Off of the steps of the train station was the Grand Canal with boats coming and going. No cars, no buses, just boats. Surreal! We took a waterbus down the Grand Canal to our hotel. Our room was small and hot, but once we figured out how to use the air conditioning, the room temperature dropped down to only 30 degrees celcius. Hungry and tired, we took a walk through the area, and found endless sidewalk cafe's down side streets and in Piazza's (squares). The only modes of transportation in Venice is by foot or by boat. We found a nice cafe where we enjoyed pizza and beverages. The next morning brought us more hot weather, but we were up to the task! We trekked out after a delicious continental breakfast and found quaint shops down every sidestreet and in every Piazza we went to. Cass found a Panama Hat which made him look so Rico Suave! The variety of shops in Venice is incredible
The kids have shown a new appreication for Canadian no-smoking laws, as it seems every one in Italy smokes! Finally, in true Kolt trip style, we were sent off by the local Ventian tour guide at our train platform - a senile old man thinking the train track was a toilet and the weeds were toilet paper! Ahhh.....Venice. Ewwww. We are now off to Munich and then overnight to Berlin, where we catch our connecting train to Poland. Until then, with much love, the Koltzoo Crew.