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Lauren & Georgia’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Location: Venice, Italy

MapSo the cruise has come to an end. What a drama to get off the boat. I think we waited about two hours before our number was called. More dramas were to continue. We had planned on storing our luggage at the cruise terminal for the day before catching a ferry into Venice. After walking in the heat with about 20kgs on my back we finally worked out that we had walked to the wrong terminal, thanks to the MSC Cruise ladyís instructions. We decided it would be best to catch the free shuttle bus to the bus station as we were told they would also have luggage storage available. No glitches with the bus ride however on arrival to the bus station we were told that the luggage storage was full. Mum went across the road to a hotel. Luckily the lady at reception allowed us to lock our bags in the meeting room for a very small price. Thank god.

We planned on catching a vaperetto to San Marco Piazza, however decided to walk. It was enjoyable walking the back streets of Venice while checking out all of the shops. Of course we had a gelati and bought a few Murano glass souvenirs. We stopped at a small Italian restaurant for lunch. It was nice and we sat outside in the shade. After finally making our way to San Marco Piazza we had a wonder around before catching the vaperetto back to the bus station. However, we decided to backtrack our steps as we had found a little pizza shop that sold massive slices for only a few dollars.

We are now sitting at the airport waiting for our flight to London Ė Gatwick. We are going to pick up a hire car and stay at a hotel close to the airport before making our way to Bournemouth in the morning. I will keep you posted. Also donít forget to check out all the photos I have uploaded from the past week!

Lauren x