Night over Venice
It's more than beautiful if you see Venice for the first time, during the night. At the same moment it's divine and sad. And just try to walk through those narow streets and over the bridges, and you will feel like in the movie. I loved it, I felt like in the great movie "Death in Venice". So unreal, yet it's true....
Cat guards the glass !!
When in venice you must buy Murano glass.
But do beware, its fair to say a lot of the stuff is imported from China and is not made in Murano.
We found this cat curled up in a shop on Murano, amazing that it doesnt damage the displays.
The best thing is to take a trip down the Grand Canal and saok in the beauty! There is nothing in then world like approaching the Rialto Bridge--you can't believe it's true! Or seeing Santa Maria della Salute.. I could go on and on.....
Venice closed with rope
We found this shop, closed for the afternoon siesta. You can see that the only thing preventing entrance was a single rope across the dooorway. We looked inside, the shop was small and completely empty of people. I wish all people could be this sure of the honesty of those around them. How many of us even leave our doors unlocked when we are in our homes??
How to Pack Light - Women
Always pack a fold-up bag in your suitcase that you can use for purchases when your suitcase get over filled. Also try and take expandable suitcase 1. Decide what you will wear to travel in.
2. 1 long skirt of scrunchy, naturally wrinkly fabric OR one simple long dress
3. 1 pair light-colored heavyweight pants, jeans type but preferably not blue
4. 1-2 pairs shorts or ¾ pants
5. 1 long-sleeved blouse
6. 4 light tops
7. 1 - 2 bathing suits. Take two if you know you will be changing locations a lot; depending on the heat and humidity, they may not dry overnight (ditto underwear).
8. 3-5 pair’s underwear, 1-2 bras depending on how often you expect to be able to wash items and have them dry by your departure time.
9. 1 oversized T-shirt (for sleeping, beach cover up, etc.)
10. 2 pair’s shoes - 1 pair good walking shoes, already broken in, and one "nice" (but still very comfortable and well-soled!) pair for enjoying the nightlife. Tuck socks into the shoes to save space.
11. 1 windbreaker or other light, waterproof jacket
12. 1 big scarf or square, tie-able sarong - suitable as emergency skirt for monastery and church sightseeing. 14. Small-size toiletries and makeup (often, lodgings don't provide things like shampoo) –
15. necessary medications in original bottles, tampons, toilet paper, Imodium tablets, sun-block, plasters, sun glasses, sun hat, sun tan lotion mosquito repellent, multi-purpose anti-biotic 13. Camera, extra rolls of film, batteries, chargers etc. 16. daypack, money belt
17. washing powder, pocket knives
18. needle & treat, clothes line, plug for bath/basin, whistle, flashlight, calculator, pen & notebook, Travel adaptor
19. passport, ticket, money, purse