Trip Start Mar 09, 2010
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Flag of Italy  , Veneto,
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 26-29  - Venice (3)
Another four days in Venice. Oh darn!
It's now May 31st - so I have to think backwards and figure out what went down. Lets see.......
The goal this trip - St. Marks Cathedral Basilica
I had my download of Rick Steve's podcast tour and set off on my own to see the inside of the famous landmark. The outside is breathtaking to say the least, and I soon learned the inside is just as stunning. The entire multi-domed ceiling is mosaic murals of fingernail sized pieces of gold etc. The floor is a floating mosaic tile that rolls with the rising and subsiding water. Truly amazing!
I decided to walk back to the ship through the maze, going a new way of course, but recognizing some landmarks. Feeling pretty smart that I knew my way around, only to have my cockiness shoved down my throat again. Yes, I got lost again, LOL. But all good - it was an area that I wanted to explore anyway! Then I took a water bus (the wrong direction) and was back to square one (an hour later) - St. Mark's Basilica! One more water bus later I was back at the ship!
Went out for pizza one night, had to return early for the Schengen Visa crew, then to the crew bar for cheap drinks.
We departed in the afternoon while I was on break, so I was able to go up to the 7th deck crew area on the bow. The Opera was playing in the background and we were outside enjoying the sun and the city passing by - playing Titanic :-)

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