We sailed (and then flew!) out of Venice today.
Because Carnevale is coming to an end the airport boats were so packed they couldn’t let half the people on.
There were screaming arguments. And I saw at least three people miss their flights.
Honestly, Venice, put more boats on this ONE day! Otherwise, everything was great.
We flew to London today, the city I did a lot of my growing up in, and a place that is not the most beautful anything, but somewhere I still feel attached to.
We are staying in the middle of Covent Garden, and I have no decent picture, but this is a view from my bed!
There are few things better than walking down totally deserted, ancient streets at 10:30pm.
Despite the hugely frustrating, old rule in Italy – that still largely exists for some reason! – that the whole world has to shut down every Monday, we DID manage to find one place in Sulmona that served food this evening!
However, when we walked home tonight, it was an old, totally deserted town (which was fascinating). This picture is a few metres from the house we are staying in.
The thing about so many places in Italy is that the tourists clear out at the end of the day, and you get the place largely to yourself. There was a concert in the church last night, but only the locals were around to see it.
Still a shot from a phone rather than a camera!
I say it every post, but I’ll say it again: I cannot put my actual photos up until I get home in June. So these are pictures from a phone!
We drove to Bologna today, which is an Italian city with a huge and important history – even by Italian standards! However, they do not get all that many tourists.
It was late in the day by the time we arrived, so we just went out to dinner. Sadly, here in Italy they now have soldiers in the streets because of the threat of terrorism. There have always been military police around, but in all the years and all the trips to this country, I have never seen the army in the streets before…
Anyway, here are some slightly blurry mobile phone images of the city at night. One great thing about the lack of tourists is that you can walk around the streets without being interrupted by crowds.