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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice January 5th 2018

Heute in Venedig gab es Frühstück bis 10:30 und ich habe das ausgenutzt. Schon gestern als ich die schönen Kanäle der Stadt gesehen habe, wäre ich gerne länger geblieben, aber irgendwann muss man auch mal wieder nach Hause. Also habe ich mal wieder mein Hotel verlassen und bin diesmal den relativ kurzen Weg nach Venedig Santa Lucia. Dabei war ich ein bisschen knapp in der Zeit, denn ich habe den Zug erst fünf Minuten vor Abfahrt betreten. Das war ein Regionalzug nach Verona. Dort bin ich in den Eurocity nach München gewechselt. Auch hier war alles ereignislos. Am Brenner wurden konsequent Ausweiskontrollen durchgeführt, wie es sein soll. Und in Österreich wurde es durch Winterurlauber etwas voll. Schließlich bin ich nach 18:00 wohlbehalten in München angekommen. Damit ist dieser Urlaub beendet.... read more
Morgens noch im schönen Venedig.
Morgens noch im schönen Venedig.
Morgens noch im schönen Venedig.

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice January 4th 2018

Heute habe ich wieder gut im Hotel gefrühstückt. Dabei gab es ein kleines Problem mit einer Servicekraft, die mich nicht genau kannte. Ich wollte sagen, ich brauche eine Müslischale, Milch, einen Löffel und einen Latte Macchiato. Der Typ nimmt mir die Schale mit den Corn Flakes ab, ich denke, er tut jetzt die Milch dazu, aber er schüttet den Kaffee hinein. Naja, die Englischkenntnisse müssen sie in Neapel noch ausbauen. Immerhin durfte ich bis 11:30 im Zimmer bleiben, bevor ich auscheckte. Vom Hotel bin ich das letzte Mal ein Stück die Via Toledo entlang bis zur gleichnamigen U-Bahnstation. Vielleicht ist diese erst vor kurzem renoviert worden, denn die wurde von vielen fotografiert. Also habe ich das heute auch gemacht. Von da bin ich bis Napoli Centrale gefahren, wo ich in einer Cafeteria noch einen letzten Latte ... read more
Napoli Centrale.
Letzter Latte Macchiato in Neapel.
Mein Zug nach Venedig.

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice December 14th 2017

Donnerstag, 14.12. 2017, Weltreise 2018 mit der Costa Luminosa Ich möchte kurz vor unserer Weltreise, welche am 6. Januar 2018 in Venedig startet noch einen Blog ins Netz stellen und die Reise und deren Verlauf etwas erläutern. Während der Reise werde ich dann von den Häfen die wir anlaufen Blogs verfassen und Erlebnisse von der Reise dokumentieren. 2015 hatten wir ja schon einmal eine Weltreise mit einem Kreuzfahrtschiff unternommen, damals ging es mit der Costa Deliziosa ab Savona, via Cap Verde um Südamerika (Cap Hoorn), Südsee, Neuseeland, Australien und um die Südspitze von Afrika. Diese Reise nun, welche in Venedig mit der Costa Luminosa startet hat einen anderen Streckenverlauf, wenn auch einige Destinationen die wir schon auf der ersten Reise anliefen, erneut angelaufen werden. Die Reise geht nicht um Südamerika herum, sondern wir werden nach dem ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice November 27th 2017

So the alarm went off at 6am, both alarms actually and we both switched them off. We cuddled up together as we normally do but I don't think Claire had done much waking up. My head was hurting and I was kind of hoping Claire would stay asleep as I was feeling pretty groggy. And she did! Apparently we rolled apart at about 6:50 which woke her up but then the next thing I knew it was 9:09 and we had to check out at 10. We'll have to come back to do the slow shutter photography I guess....not a hardship though as Venice ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice November 26th 2017

Yesterday's rain came a day late, which is today. So when we left our accommodation on Campo San Margherita at 7am, it was a lovely combination of dark, cold and wet. I'd gotten us up just after 6am in another futile attempt to get moody and misty photographs over the canals in the early morning light. But by the time we finished getting lost, the wind was up, the rain was down and we were not feel inspired to be creative at all. However we did manage to get rainy shots of a fairly empty Piazza San Marco, which is great because most people get really boring photos with lots of sunshine and blue skies. Or so I keep telling myself. We walked up to Fondamente Nuove via Calle Varisco to get photos of it (the ... read more
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Burano in the rain

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice November 26th 2017

Before I came back to Venice I had no idea it is made up of 124 islands. Today we started on 1 and visited another 4. And it all began at 6am.... We'd both had a better night's sleep so when the alarm went off at 6am we only swore at it twice. Each of course. Out of the door we went before 7...to find it pouring down. Typical holiday weather for us then. We hadn't checked the weather, hadn't put on warm clothes and it did get cold and windy late as well. Ah well, nothing new there either. And then we got lost. Yet again. We were trying to find a place we were at yesterday to do slow shutter speed photos over the Grand Canal before sunrise. The latter wasn't going to happen ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice November 25th 2017

Claire's plan was to drag me out of bed at 6am, haul me to the canal edge and make me take long exposure photos of the canal. But things didn't quite work out how she planned.... Yesterday was graduation day for wreath wearing students and they were still chanting and partying at 2am pretty much outside our room. I managed to get some sleep but Claire was awake until 2am. I had some bizarre and horrific nightmares and toothache keeping waking me up as well as Claire coughing. So when the alarm went off at 6 neither of us were feeling ready to hit the town, well the canal anyway. I had some painkillers but the coughing continued and neither of us got much more sleep before the next alarm went off at 8am. This time ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice November 24th 2017

My mum told me that the best way to arrive at Venice is via water, so I did that; not because I listen to my Mum (lol at the thought!) but because it turned out to be the cheapest route. Glyn bought advance return tickets for the water shuttle service with Alilaguna for €25 each and the boats were moored outside Marco Polo Airport just like a bus station. Lucky for us, our boat was just about to leave and so we stepped down inside the bowels of the packed passenger area where we all sat beneath window level and had to risk standing if we wanted to look outside. The boat was small, holding around 20 passengers all facing inwards and twisting uncomfortably to try and get a first peek of Venice. Crossing the lagoon ... read more
Cat painting in Venice
Sunset arriving at Venice
View from plane just before arriving at Marco Polo airport

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice October 17th 2017

our last few hours in Italy and Venice started with a good breakfast in our room of toast and the last of our jar of apricot jam we bought in Sorrento and an instant coffee, packed our bags , showered and went for a walk around a rather foggy Venice for an hour and a bit had another coffee at a cafe with some pastries from a bakery for morning tea and then back to our room said good-buy to Venice and boarded a boat for the airport only a 30 min ride and now we sit at the airport waiting for our departure in about 40mins we have had a great time away really enjoyed our time with Donna-may and Steve and Pat and Pete and Laura and James in Israel, really strengthened our faith ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice October 17th 2017

Early start, train to Venice at 8.25, train not as busy as I thought it would be and only €9 per ticket. Plan was to go to our accommodation, dump bags & head into Venice.......missed our stop went straight to Venice just left our bags in the luggage hold in station no problemo!!! Had a lovely omelette in a street cafe and just wondered the lovely narrow streets, we did see a queue of people waiting to go into a building after asking a lady what they were waiting for and being told it was go o to a viewing platform we sort of tagged on and joined the tour, views were lovely although mist was quite low. While sitting by the grand canal we met a lovely couple from Oxford so we sat chatting to ... read more
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