Lost in Venice for one day only! Top speed 200km..

Trip Start Jul 27, 2010
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Trip End Sep 04, 2010


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Flag of Italy  , Veneto,
Friday, August 6, 2010

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Today we got up early to get the train to Venezia (Venice) we drove to Peschiera to park the car and then get the train. We arrived at 11am and begun wandering the streets. We found a nice little local bar and while we had our morning cappuccino the locals had a beer and glass of wine, we checked out watch, yep 11am! We stopped in on the way back to the train station and had a glass of wine in the afternoon. As we walked we got lost, Shane pulled out the GPS, but the GPS couldn’t find a signal in Venice. Shane tells me the streets are too narrow, lucky I can still read and we had to resort to manual navigation devices. We followed the hand painted signs on the walls that pointed us in the right direction to Piazza San Marco. When we arrived so had half of Europe and a just as many pigeons (feathered rats). We saw 3 couples that had just got married, not sure why you would in Venice it did not look fun at all, I thought it was probably a bit late to give the brides some tips about how to have a fun wedding!
We had a look around and then headed back to Camping Alipno to relax. Top speed today 200km/h (check the pics if you don’t believe me).
With all our new camping friends we headed out to a German restaurant Speck Stube in Malcesine. Shane had his first pork knuckle and chips and I had some salad, bread and prosciutto. There were only 3 main options – 1/2Chicken, Pork Knuckle, or Ribs (they all looked good). We tried a few more German beers and I tried a bit of white Italian wine, if it is going to be chilled I thought I’d stick to white wine.    
Our impressions of Venice: Great to see and spend one day; not somewhere we would go twice. Too many people most looked pissed off with the world, a shame because it’s such a nice place when you get lost and find one of the few quite spots.

A few laughs – When we first arrived in Italy and went through a toll road pay station because our car is a right hand drive, I have to pay and take the tickets. When I put the ticket in and paid, we waited there was a voice saying something in Italian, I said “do you speak English?” I thought I had done it wrong and then the machine says “arriverderci” and the boom gate went up. Shane said to me, “I think it’s a machine, not a person!” Ha ha ha
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