The biggest shock of my life Part 2 July 13th 2011 Day two, we headed straight to the Basilica of St Mark, we got there 45 minutes before it opened and the queue was huge, we joined the queue and whilst waiting for it to open a woman walked past asking if anyone would like to join her tour around the basilica, the price includes a queue jump ticket, I’m sold. The queue jump didn’t actually pay off in the end as we had to wait for all of the ot ... 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
Welcome to our blog, we are Chris & Nikki and we are travel addicts!!!
Chris is a born & bred Londoner (and a 'real' Cockney).
Nikki is originally from Chester Le-Street in Durham but has been 'down south' since she started university.
We (try to) visit four places a year and if possible try to make it a different continent each time.
We love life experiences, photography and travel and if we're lucky we combine them all in one trip.
Travelblog is pretty much our diary of places visited & a diary of our relationship,
My present to say 'congratulations' for finishing universit... full info