Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Travelblog: Greece Cruise (Part 1)
We ended up walking from St Mark's Square due west to hit the Grand Canal. It was very quaint and charming. What wasn't quaint or charming, however, were the prices. Had we not used points for our hotel room, it would have cost 600 euros a night. A cab cost 80 euros for a 5 minute ride. Seriously, it was like being in Disneyland, only without rides and with lots of stairs that disabled people and those of us with double-wide strollers found a bit of an obstacle.
While we were in St. Mark's, we decided to let my daughter out so she could run around, as she would be cooped up in a stroller most of the time because we were going to avoid dilly-dallying as much as possible.
This experiment didn't go quite as well as we had planned, as she got chocolate all over and then proceeded to drop the ice cream on the ground when she ate the cone out from underneath it. Not wanting to waste 2 euros and some tasty gelato, I grabbed it off the ground and applied the 3 second rule, hoping that 400 years of foot traffic observed that rule too. All in all, it was awesome. Here's a picture of me being captain of the boat (speaking of the captain, our captain was the best ever - he talked in a halting cadence and was super cheerful. I could have listened to him explain how many knots, miles, and kilometers we had traveled all day). Part 2, the actual Greek part, will be tomorrow.