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Innsbrook, Verona and Venice


We had some free time to wander around Innsbrook this morning. It is beautiful and squashed between two mountain ranges.

We went to the Swarovski shop and Jane got a nice necklace. We were given a voucher to obtain a ´free gift and ensure a commission for the tour company´needless to say the free gift was crapola. No more commission from us!

We then hopped on the bus to go to Verona. It was very pretty but Juliet´s balcony was a bit dull and it was just a tourist lurk. We had some fine gelati to allow us to use the loo.

Now to Venice, Ah Venice as Indiana Jones exclaimed. This was the highlight of the trip so far. The lagoon is huge and contrary to popular belief it did not smell bad.

We went in at night by motor launch and made our way to St Marks Square where we had Spritzers while we listened to the band play for us at the Cafe Quatro. The band turned it on for the tourists regaling us with Don´t Cry For Me Argentina and My Heart Will Go On from the Titanic. Classy.

Venice was beautiful at night and the next day we went in again for a wander. People everywhere and lots of trinket shops. You get fined 10,000 Euro if you are caught with a fake gucci etc bag.

We had a nice gondola ride in the small canals which was great befor we made our way out to Burano the home of the lacemakers and fisherman. Every house is a different colour so you can find your way home when you are hammered. Good meal and we bought a tablecloth. Fingers crossed it is not from Taiwan.

Posted by janeanddan 06:40 Archived in Italy

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Mine Gott in Himmel. What fun you are having. I could have told you about commissions and side trips. I remember a indian dance on Lake Titicaca at 4,000 metres with alcohol with the indians wearing feather dusters. It was one of the highlights, don't worry about the side trips. Daniel's considerate walking at Heidelberg has to be because he could go at a pace he preferred. You guys sound a bit home sick, don't worry you are missing nothing. Home is just the same. Pollies arguing about stem cell legislation, whether the knights will get into the finals, Joey is suspended for another match for having "words" with the ref - ie !@()*#&!@) off!!!! Life goes on. Spring is about to sprung, the buds of the blossoms are opening and I don't need the aircon on full bore.
Geoff has returned a bit or at least is showing his face at work for a couple of hours and he is looking good.
Love to you both.

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