Venice - Italy
Trip Start Oct 30, 2007
171Trip End Nov 20, 2009
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shorter than they should be, as all out text got stolen, together with
our laptop, all our valuables, and almost our whole campervan, when it
was broken into and trashed in Rome at the end of October. Have a look
at that entry if you want to have a look at the damage the bastards
did. The next month or soŽs text is written 6 months later, so we may
have forgotten some bits!)
Despite our potential hiccup with our failed brakes, we arrived on time as planned in Venice the evening before KarenŽs birthday, which weŽd planned to do since weŽd been in Czech
We ended up spending the rest of the afternoon there, then wandered through the alleys to St Marks square, where we saw the sun set over the gondolas and Karen received birthday phonecalls from friends at home. Lacking a glass, but full of inginuity, we cut off the bottom of a small water bottle to make a wine glass, and sat on the steps of the square, drinking the wine weŽd bought earlier, next to people at the cafes paying ridiculous prices for wine not half as good as ours. We were a little messy by midnight, but virtually had the whole place to ourselves. The cafes had packed up, the tourists had gone home, and it topped off one of the best days on the whole trip.