Just a reminder to myself, its a nice feeling what you don’t know what day of the week it is.
Day 1 in Venice has been a adventure in finding where you are and where you want to go. There are so many alleys that go in every direction you would be lucky to find the same one twice. The size of this place is so small you could see it in a day if you have a great sense of direction.
We lunch at a cafe that was great if you get off the tourest trap path and it was a lot of dead ends walking around but still worth it. All in all I am glad we came here with the gondola rides and the history of this place i can check it off my bucket list.
So my “oh shit” moment of the day was thinking we could just get off the train and take a cab to the hotel ( we are were not sure where it was ) In Venice they don’t have roads…never crossed my mind till we walked out of the train station….oh shit
Left from Rome on the train yesterday, that was the first (real) train I had ever taken anywhere. It was one of the hight speed ones ( 150mph – 241kph ) and I had so much fun. It had a restaurant and a bar car.
Florence it seems is a lot smaller the Rome and it has “town” feel to it but with a lot more tourism vibe. We did go out for a few even with the rain/snow and got a feel for where we would like to visit more once it warms up. Had lunch/wine at a small hole in the wall Muse Cafe and the food and wine were great, the owner runs the place and talked to us in between other customers.Five glass’s of wine and a sandwich $24 euro.
So today we went to Roman Coliseum via the “Metro” the subway system in Rome. Without speaking the language or reading it we did great getting from one stop to the next. We had to visit the main train station to pick up some pass’s and then found our way back to the correct platform.
Speaking of the metro where we got into the subway and the distance to the train , i was looking for mole people. It was a half mile walk past a underground super market with long tunnels that just kept going down.
The Roman Coliseum is rite out of the metro startion and it was so awesome to see in real life. If you ever come here wear good walking shoes.
So we got turned back by the rain this morning, naping and podcasting while we wait for it to let up a little. I did forget living in Nevada that water gets wet and cold fast,also I like thunder and lightning.
So far not so bad , we did some walking tonight and I need to get back into shape. The flight over here seem to take forever, we got first class seats on the long flight over the pond. That was soo cool , the pods you sit in have recliner buttons to almost lay flat. It has a spot for a movie tablet .
The traffic here is just like NYC and we are here in the slow season , I would hate to see what it looks like when its busy. Parking and right of way have gone out the window…
On vacation as of ….NOW !
I bought Windows Office 365 and it’s nice to have it on the web on my Mac and on my PC all at the same time