Justa one cornetto

Trip Start Jul 24, 2007
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Trip End Jun 03, 2008


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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Our wee meander has taken us to 3 brilliant and totally different hot spots.

We bartered with Merchants in Venice, met a couple of Gentlemen in Verona and Milan was well, Much ado about Nothing!!!

Venice is, to borrow The Blob Shop's slogan, "Exactly like....Nothing else" The canals are simply amazing, the alleyways, old shops and cafes are spellbinding. It has to be THE best place in Italy, ESTUPENDO!

The icon of Venice is a lion with wings which we promptly nicknamed a Flion ha ha. The only thing which got on our wick was you had to pay a euro to use the bogs! (just like Helsinki) It must a Euro-pee-an thing! We had to resort to going to McDonalds for a McP, or if challenged by a member  of staff a McP with lies.

Just watching the gondolas cruising up ad down conjures up romatic images and of course that old advert for Justa one cornetto, give ita to me...... It also reminds me of the time Belfast council considered using gondolas to go up and down the Lagan to clean it, during the debate a councillor, the boul Johnnie I think, said why dont we get 2 and mate them!!! (no joke)

While in Venice I remembered about the time I was in the shower and the doorbell rang, I shouted "who is it?".....yer man replied "its the blind man"........I thought i'll not bother with a towel, and opened the door........and yer man says...."did you want rollers or venetians" boom boom

Moving on swiftly, we headed to Verona. This place is home to the legend of Romeo and Juliet and is considered to be Little Rome. It is really a picturesque wee town and you could very easily fall in love with the light ...............as it breaks through thon windy over there!!

Next on the Italian trail was Milano, fashion capital of the world, I think people imagined we were modelling a new grunge range. The Cathedral here is an amazing feat of engineering, craftsmanship and shows just how much money those Romans emperors had!!! Apart from the Cathedral, palace and football stadium, Milan is a big industrial working city. It has a good atmosphere and always loads going on. We have really enjoyed our wee Italian expedition and we will be back. We have plenty to talk about with the McC's down in Southern Italia in Montecalvo.

Next and LAST destination.........Marrakesh, in shake, rattle and Morroco roll
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