Posts Tagged ‘ Venice ’

National Cruise Week

Sep 28th, 2009 | By

In case you were unaware, we are in the middle of National Cruise Week. Around my way you would have been hard pressed to notice. The travel industry doesn’t even have a big consumer show celebrating cruising. That is held in March (next year 27-28 March at Olympia in London. This year it was at Excel in London last March ). In the local travel agents (supposedly 2000 are involved) I saw no great displays either just the usual Caribbean or Mediterranean cruise cards posted in windows. Yet 1.5 million of us go on cruising; many more than go skiing for example.



Buy Venice Online

Sep 23rd, 2009 | By

Not so long ago, when you arrived in Venice you went through a lot of cash quite quickly buying one day passes for the vaporettos, the museums and so on. And you often couldn’t use credit cards. As a family of four, buying three day passes for each of us for public transport meant carrying quite a bit of cash. Being more use to paying for nearly everything on credit cards, the first time I went there I was running short of money quite rapidly.



The Lady Gondolier(s)

Jul 9th, 2009 | By

I might have mentioned once or twice before that I am rather fond of Venice. Lounging (it is possible outside the main tourist season) in a number 1 vaporetto as it meanders down the Grand canal and the over to the Lido and then catching the 52 back up the Guidecca therefore completing a circuit will cost me only a small amount to see a lot of the sites.One thing I have never done is taken a gondolier. It is quite expensive and down some
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