Jimbly’s Map of Venice

MSPaintVenice
Because using MS Paint invokes the same feeling as when I blindly follow Google Maps as it directs me to a ferry stop for which I do not have a ticket, and which does not sell tickets.
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Venetian Wanderings

301 In-room breakfast
Due to some repairs and very few guests, breakfast today is served in-room.

Overall, a couple lazy days, with some time to do some work on Splody.

I do a little exploring on my first full day in Venice, deciding to head over to a church which has a flooded crypt you can tour. On my way, I pass through Campo di San Marco (“St. Mark’s Square”), the biggest tourist hub in Venice. It is full of tourists so I run the other way, but not until after grabbing a shot of the front of Basilica di San Marco. Continue reading “Venetian Wanderings”

To Venice

267 Train Lunch - Chile con Carne
Lunch on a train – Chile con Carne – the only menu item which was the same in all three languages.

In the morning I board my 6 hour train trip from Zermatt to Venice, with just one transfer near the beginning of the trip, so most of it is spent comfortably in the high speed train going from Brig to Venice. It is a nice train, and my Eurail pass gets me first class seats which are even better. I finally get a few hours to just spend working on Splody so do not notice much of what the train passes by, though a lot of it is in tunnels or through uninteresting urban areas. In the afternoon I am greeted with my first sight of Venice, and the city is covered in clouds, and being rained on, which I later deduce must happen a lot of days in the early afternoon, but it is pretty clear by the time I get off of my train, onto the city, and walk a bridge across the Grand Canal.

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