A final look at Venice 

Today was our last full day in Venice. And we had nothing planned. We decided to simply wander the streets of San Polo district.  We crossed the Grand Canal using the Traghetto.    Rialto Fish Market  Scenes from the walk  We spent the afternoon just sitting at our local people-watching and having a final soaking […]

Murano and Burano 

On Wednesday we took the waterbus to Murano famous for it’s glass blowing, an industry that was forced off Venice due to safety concerns, and Burano famous for its lace products and colourful houses.  The waterbus  Murano  It may have been the heat but both of us rated these ice creams as contenders for the […]

Hello Venice!

After a nice short flight we caught a glimpse of the city of Venezia as we came into land at Marco Polo airport. Even from a distance it is a magical sight. Waiting patiently for our waterbus.  After a  short walk from the Rialto station, yes we are living a short walk from the Rialto […]

Montmatre

Thanks to the amazing Paris Greeters service we were treated to a very different walking tour around Montmatre.  A sneaked view of the Eiffel Tower from a secret alley way. Le Moulin du Radet. One of only two remaining windmills in Montmatre. There were between 15 and thirty up on the hill in the 16th […]

Bastille Day

We were lucky enough to experience Bastille Day on the 14th July; although it did mean we were a part of the massive crowds. Another life experience to add to the list. Arc de Triomphe Some French Legionnaires agreed to pose with Nikki A small part of the air display   Nikki did find a distraction […]

A Versailles High

Today we had one plan: to experience the opulence of the Palace of Versailles.  We got there early enough to be able to browse through without arm wrestling too many tourists. Those guys get in the way!  Gate of Honor We’ll skip a few hundred photos.. The Hall of mirrors  The other side  The gardens […]

Experiencing Paris

It was an early start (made easier due to the early sunrise). We found our way to The Louvre in good time and managed to enter just after opening.  We also experienced rain for the first time on our trip.  Before the crowds arrived, we met Lisa Geraldine aka Mona Lisa. Venus De Milo  Trekking […]