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Sep 21, 2004 - Venice

We left Villach and headed along the autostrade for Venice, we stopped for our first real Italian pizza in Udine a small town (with no street signs) about halfway to the coast. The pizza was amazing so different from the oily, heavy things we are served up generally. I had the prosciutto which was excellent. Then it was back on the road. After some excellent driving/navigating through some interesting streets we found our campsite, Camping Venezia. After having a small chat about the ridiculous rate we were quoted initially we set up camp....

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Sep 12, 2004 - Venice - Day 21

We arrived back in Italy at 12.30PM. We still had a 6 hour drive on the bus before we arrived at the camp site. We had dinner at the campsite followed by a fairly large night. They had these drinks called Attitude Adjusters which were potent!! I had one of those and two mixers and was well on my way to a good night with the group. Not much to report on today really... Bit of a non event with all the travelling.

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Laurel's 2004 OE

Sep 10, 2004 - Venice-Venedig-Venezia

First time in the Mediterranian world today, when I arrived in Venice to meet Susan and Bartek. Spent the day wandering around the tiny streets and crossing the short arched bridges. Venice is not a 'sights' place in my opinion, but rather it just demands to be unendingly walked through with no purpose or aim. Felt a bit stupid when I arrived in St. Mark's Square to see how huge it was and the absolute plague of people (and pigeons of course), having said to Suzie that we should meet there without further specification. Luckily, the whole...

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Sep 9, 2004 - Venice

For our visit to Venice, we camped at a huge camping ground (over 3,000 sites) on the Adriatic coast. It had all the facilities that you could hope for including many that you would not hope for such as an outdoor disco (in German) every night. The peak season has now passed so it was only about one third full which was nice. Very German dominated with all the staff speaking German; I guess this is what all the non-English speaking tourists have to put up with most of the time. It had a fabulous white sand beach and we spent all of Sunday...

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Sep 3, 2004 - The Pigeons!

I took a morning train from Florence to Venice and got there so early I couldn't check into my hotel, so I got some lunch and walked around a little. Venice isn't quite as much water as I expected, but its nice not having cars around. To some extent it seems like a large outdoor shopping mall. My hotel is in a great area, on the Campo Santa Margarita, right near the university. There is a lot of cheap food and a grocery store around the corner. I got checked in and then walked up to the start of the Grand Canal, where I got a 24 hour...

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Aug 29, 2004 - Croatia, Slovenia and Italy - The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful.

Moving on from Trogir August 2004 Monday 16th August So, away at early doors - well 10.00 am and head back North along the not so deserted motorway. We only take one wrong turn in Sibenik on our way to the National Park Krka - and we have been given the name and location of a nice campsite near the park entrance. So, we roll up at 11.30 am and the "main man" shows us to a shady spot and arranges our electricity supply (if only Scottish Power were so considerate!!). Then we go into the village (Skradin) and take a boat trip into the National...

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Toughs Travels

Aug 18, 2004 - Breaky Rome, Lunch Florence, Dinner Venice

Got up had Breaky in Roma. Catch the train to florence, checked out all the old shit. Beatiful statue of David by some micheal guy, had lunch. Caught the Train to Venice and then got lost and have been ever since. You dont use maps here, just walk until you hit the water and you have gone to far. Even the locals get lost. No Cars no Street names, just thousands of alleys. Great Spot. Just wait til the pics turn up. Off to Venna tommorrow to drink snaps.

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Aug 9, 2004 - To Venice with friends you meet along the way

After my brief stay in Milan, I hopped on the local train to Venice. This train took an extra forty-five minutes, but it allowed for more picturesque scenery. In the train station I met a nice woman and her four-year old son. She started asking me questions, which I politely replied in the one Italian phrase I've mastered "non parle l'italiano" I was able to communicate the train was indeed going to Venice. She and her son came to sit next to me, and after much talking, I realized she was not speaking Italian but Spanish. We managed to...

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Jul 22, 2004 - Venice, hot and humid

We are on our last day here in Venice. It is a beautiful city but we were told that yesterday was the hottest day of the year! What timing we had! I figured that because we had such wonderful weather in every other city that this was our one hot and humid experience. I called Grandpa and he said that when we arrive in Budapest the weather should be really nice. Woo Hoo! When we first got here we rode the water bus all the way down the Grand Canal, and it took about 55 mins. Then we went to Piazza San Marco, which was very crowded, touristy...

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Lost in Europe

Jul 17, 2004 - S: Afloat in Venice

Venice, Italy Ah, Venice. Like Prague, Venice suffers from tourist overload. The secret's out. Venice is for lovers. And families. And retirees. And backpackers... This means high prices, tourist trap restaurants that would never survive if word-of-mouth mattered, and plenty of opportunities to ruin other's photos by scratching in the wrong place at the wrong time. But like Prague, Venice is charming and unlike anywhere else in the world. There's something magical about a city with endless pedestrian-only alleyways and canals as roads....

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Armstrong Adventures

Jul 15, 2004 - Venice

Ah Venice the city for lovers.... What ever. We got to Venice after a nice night on the train for me, and Esme swearing she will never drink again. There are no overnight trains out of Venice, so now would be nice time to get a room, so we did. Found a room very close to the station AND in a cool location, with a room overlooking a nice little, lively street. Had to go up two flights of stairs for the bathroom but who's complaining. Price not that bad and we even ate breakfast with out paying. (One of my highlights) We did a lot of walking...

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Apr 10, 2004 - Rome/Verona/Venice

Up, out of Rome (and my sweet room), and on our way to Venice by 9:00. Because we would have arrived at our hotel in Venice (loosely termed 'in Venice' - we were about 45 minutes by bus and then another 15 by boat) in the early afternoon with nothing to do our tour manager decided to take us to Verona, made famous by some Shakespeare guy and a play he wrote. So, on the way to Juliet's balcony we passed Verona's Coliseum, which is a little smaller than Rome's but in remarkably better condition (amazing what happens when the Vatican isn't...

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Colin's World Tour

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