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The Tourist


Venice is so beautiful and interesting, it’s like a fun game everytime you walk out the hotel door… where will this little alleyway lead me?


I slept very well last night and was ready for another big adventure around Venice.  Whilst mummy was fussying about with her makeup and hair etc daddy took me out for a little walk after brekky.  Once mummy was ready she joined us and we walked all around Venice.  We looked at the very nice designer boutiques in Calle Larga Marzo, daddy really picked up the pace down that street.  Then we made our way down to Campo San Maurizo and stopped for some milk and ice coffee.  I get lots of attention where ever we stop or walk, the Italians love me.  They get down to my eye level and talk incredibly fast in Italian, I can’t understand them but I am pretty sure they are telling me how cute I am.

The Grand Canal

Just a heads up for any other baby’s out there wanting to go to Venice, it’s not very pram friendly!  There is a little bridge every couple of metres, which means daddy has to pick the pram up and carry me over, he is getting a really good work out on his guns.

Working on daddy's guns

We admired the Grand Canal after coffee.  Much to daddy’s disappointment we had to cross a big bridge to look at how beautiful it was.  At the top of the bridge I noticed there were lots of gold padlocks on the railings with initials and love hearts on them.  Daddy explained to me that couples in love are  paying tribute to their eternal love.  Couples write a message of love on the lock, affix it to any permanent structure on the bridge, and throw the key into the water below. I think mummy and daddy should buy a lock and do the same.

The beautiful Grand Canal






Locks of love










Gelato here is amazing….well so I am told.  Mummy won’t let me have any but daddy keeps promising to sneak me some when she isn’t watching.  So far they have tried chocolate, kiwi, peach, mango and melon and I don’t think they can choose a favourite, they are all delicious.

Cooling down with some ice in my little blue bag

After lunch and Gelato, it was getting ridiculously hot and I got very uncomfortable, I don’t think I am cut out for this heat. Good thing I am moving to a cold country.  We went back to the hotel room for a quick nap and a cool down.

Play time in the hotel room

In the evening we walked around Piazza San Marco and admired the massive buildings and artwork. We bought some new hats and mummy tried on some of the Carnivale masks. She looked very funny! We wanted to go for a nice meal over the canal, at Guidecca how ever I had other ideas.  It was a nice boat trip over but I was still too hot and bothered so I cried and chucked a few tantrums until mummy and daddy took me home.  They had to find a restaurant that did some very nice takeaway, so they didn’t go hungry.  I think they had some very nice Eggplant gnocci – Omi would have loved it!

Piazza San Marco


The Carnivale masks









Watching the sunset with daddy....before my tantrum.


Catching the boat to Guidecca









I hope we go to the beach tomorrow, I need to cool down and try out my cozzie from Kerry and Joel.

H x