European Escapade 4: The Case of the Sinking Islands August 24th 2006 Venice, Italy: August 5th - August 6th
Day 10 - We had a bit of time to mill around in the morning, so we basically just took it easy & bought a few supplies for our next train trip. We had managed to buy salami, bread & cheese on all our journeys so far, & it was kind of nice to have something to munch on while staring outside (or staring into space)! We boarded our train for Venice & chugged ... read more
Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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Vaughan & I ventured on our first international trip (together) in 2005. We had the same idea as everyone else from NZ about making our way around the UK & Europe, but somehow found ourselves trapped in London and working for a while. Typical story! However, all was not lost, and we did actually make an effort to get out of the place when time and money allowed. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to travel to so many other countries that are right there on your doorstep. On our return to New Zealand, we had expected to set... full info