You know how we started our Day 3 with an early morning visit to Rialto Market, and by the end of the day we were sailing off to the beautiful Greek islands. The remaining hours in between were busy. After visiting the market, we grabbed some breakfast, walked around taking photos and peering at store windows. We stayed in the city until the stores were open because we needed to get a SIM card for our phone. Easier said than done, btw.
When the phone store opened they were unable to help us with our SIM problem. We were told to try the one they have at the port. Disappointed we hurried back to the hotel in Mestre for checkout. We had ot meet our cruise buddies at the St. Lucia Station in Venice very soon. They were travelling all over Italy before cruising with us.
Lugging our heavy bags, we crossed the pedestrian only bridge at Piazzale Roma. It was really tough dragging the heavy luggage up the bridge; hence all the warnings online about how to choose one's hotel location, making sure that it's closer to transportation.
Two bags, why must I have two bags? Most only have one.
All smiles upon arrival.
We have a few hours before the boat leaves, so we all decided to go to the port, check-in, get out and explore the city and then have plenty of time before the boat sails. When they heard that we hauled our luggage across the bridge, they weren't too keen on expending so much energy.
That's when we availed of the porter service. He took our bags all the way to the People Mover, the elevated train, which we took to get to the port.
From the People Mover station, it was a very long walk to the boat. Why was our boat docked the farthest from the station, I would not understand. Anyhow, we spent a great deal of time with the phone store at the port as well, and still didn't get our SIM card problem resolved. So we checked in the cruise and splashed some water in our faces, then we were ready to go back out.
We did the touristy thing.
Sipped spritz in the same spot we had breakfast earlier.
Then we were ready to get back on the boat and start the Greek island cruise.
OUR WORLD TUESDAY