hot hot hot
17.07.2007 - 20.07.2007 40 °C
well things have certainly heated up here.
we arrived by overnight train from Paris which was an experience. Stopped at the swiss border for over an hour with the sniffer dogs searching every carriage - and there were a lot of carriages.
We finally arrived to discover our hotel had been condemned and inhabitable. That was fun, but they had a note on the door recommending a hotel - lucky for us they had one room left - being peak season we were very lucky.
Then off to ATM - it kept returning our card because we wanted more than it was prepared to give us, so we thought we'd be stuck without money - but we
Saw St Marks square which was really nice - and still trying to work out the big deal about rialto bridge but markets on the bridge were OK.
The nights have been really warm as well. our room has no fan or aircon so sleep was minimal.
The second nite we indulged in a gondola ride - which was so peaceful and relaxing (and romantic) but be prepared for the price (2 nites accom).
We took a ferry ride to Lido and went to the beach there - which was packed and full of really brown people and some very sunburnt ones.
off to florence shortly.