Michael Smith

Joined May 2016
  • Day22


    June 17, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We went to Venice last night for dinner and it was flooded the water was mid calf height in some places. But we soldiered on taking our shoes and socks off and wading through to the restaurant. Some restaurants were flooded with people sitting with their feet in the water eating as if nothing was wrong. Our restaurant wasn't flooded but when we finished dinner we had to make our way back it was worse. The whole of St Marks square was under water with people everywhere laughing and taking photos. What an experience that was the highest the water has been for yonks according to our guide. Had a great day there today. Went for a gondola ride through the canals really enjoyed it. Then strolled around the shops so busy people everywhere. Then this afternoon we went on a cruise around the islands and stopped at Murano. Beautiful little place. No cars and shops everywhere that depend on the tourist trade. The houses are semi detached and are painted all different colours. Really different.Read more

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  • Day13


    June 8, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We have arrived in Rome and are about to go for a walking tour around the city then dinner. The artwork in and around Rome leaves me speachless. The meal was really nice and it was another wonderful day. Day 2 Went to the Vatican City. ..and again it's so hard to describe what it is like. The words escape me. You read about these places and see photos but nothing prepares you for the beauty and feeling of awe when you are looking at the real thing. Then onto the Coleseum and it amazed me at the shear size and the feeling you get when you enter a place as old as this and to see where the emporer sat and where the gladiators and animals were housed. You could visualise the crowds sitting around it watching the battles taking place. Had a trip to a country town in the evening for dinner another nice evening. Just getting ready for the bus trip to meet the ferry then off to Greece. We have arrived at the port to get the ferry to Greece.Read more

  • Day12

    Isle of Capri

    June 7, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Had the most amazing experience today going to the Isle of Capri. The water was so green and it
    is surrounded by cliffs. Went on a bus ride up the hill.....man talk about hairy. Just enough room for vehicles to in most spots and not enough room in others. Had a ski lift ride to the top and what views!!! Then a boat ride around the island...can't describe how beautiful this place is.Read more

  • Day11


    June 6, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Wow wow wow Sorrento is absolutely beautiful. Cannot describe how amazing the scenery is. Just arrived at 6. 45pm about to go to dinner. Had a glorious dinner overlooking the bay of Sorrento over to Mt Versuvius.

  • Day10


    June 5, 2016 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Big day today a lot of traffic. Went from Nice to Pisa then to Florence. Saw the Leaning Tower amazing. Lots of Africans trying to sell counterfeit goods and if you buy them you can be fined. The police don't fine them as they have no money.....pretty sad really. Then back to Florence and a lovely dinner. Big day again tomorrow off to Sorrento.Read more

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