Venice on Day 3

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.


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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.

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Two bags, why must I have two bags? Most only have one.

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Busy station.

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.

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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.



  1. Beautiful pics of plants hanging on balcony railing. Enjoy your holidays!

  2. Very nice sights of Venice, so enjoyable!

  3. It always amazed me how hard it is to get SIM cards outside the Philippines. Here, it's just a matter of finding a small store, and you can already have one! Great photos, by the way!

  4. I have enjoyed seeing your Venice images, what a pretty place to visit. I am sure the Greek Isles will be just as beautiful. Enjoy your trip! Have a happy day and week ahead!

  5. Great tour of the city and you have captured interesting shots.

  6. What a beautiful place - I'd love to be one of those tourists!

  7. I love your shot of the windows and the narrow alley. The lighting is beautiful. The croissant in the first shot looks so real; I feel it's calling for me:) Sorry to hear about your SIM card debacle. At this day and age, you would think it would be easy. I hope you enjoyed you Greek Island cruise. Look forward to hear about it.

  8. Dearest Photo Cache; Wonderful trip to Venice you shared with us♡♡♡ I LOVED to see you two having smile in the picture♪ I have no idea of SIM card but happy it was not a camera problem :-)
    Have a WONDERFUL trip, Dear friend!
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

  9. Cute shots of you guys!

  10. I love the photo of you hugging those two bottles of Coke. You look ready for the cruise :).

  11. I understand you very well with those long walks lugging 2 big travel bags! You're even more fortunate that your pants are maybe half the length of them, haha! Kidding aside, i love those small alleys in between buildings, very European. I can vouch that it looks the same as what they say is the oldest street in Stockholm, so i had my very touristy photo with jacket and hat, it was spring! I envy your going to Greece. When in Turkey i envied a Malaysian friend who took advantage of the proximity and went on a cruise to Greece, i felt so deprived! Von Boyage

  12. Hi! Nice trip. I enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

  13. haha! spotted your weakness for Coke! ^0^
    i think the Porter service was a good idea, how much do they charge? per luggage?
    nice nice pictures esp the alleyways. ^-^
    and don't even start about the croissant! yumm-iest! ^-^

  14. It always helps to travel light, of course, but still, the older I get, the harder it is. It's not fair that Astrid does most of the hauling. One day she won't be able to do it either. (sigh) In the meantime, happy photos of your trip. I especially love all the narrow streets with high buildings on either side!

  15. I'm imagining myself standing in the middle of those streets. Beautiful. Enjoy. Ingat!

  16. Wonderful shots of Venice. I've been enjoying seeing some of what you saw.

  17. Boa tarde, é um excelente sequência de boa fotos de uma ferias excelentes, parabéns.

  18. That seems like a wonderful trip. Beautiful photos of the streets and surroundings. Have a good trip!

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