Alex and Luke and Venice!

Posted on May 2nd, 2011 in Carnival,Cruise,favourites,Venice,YouTube by alex and luke

*Please note this video is not yet in HD – the internet is not so cooperative when floating in the middle of the Mediterranean (fair enough), but it will be available in HD in the coming weeks. Thanks for your patience!

Greetings from Venice!

Posted on April 30th, 2011 in Carnival,Venice by alex and luke

After two blissful days spent wandering through the streets of Venice (we arrived a few days early so that we could settle in and enjoy the city while ridding ourselves of jet lag) we have been given a boost of excitement about boarding The Carnival Magic tomorrow because we caught our first glimpse of it today! It wasn’t too hard to spot – the ship is HUGE! And it really does look all shiny and new! What a thrill to see it parked and waiting for us next to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

So Venice… what a place. Miles and miles of picture perfect meandering pedestrian streets and canals lined with little shops and restaurants. Every once and a while we come across a spot in a square or along a canal to sit and take it all in. We like to imagine what it might be like to live here… moving must be a chore! Lugging all of your belongings from a boat through the uneven cobble stone streets, up the little bridges and back down, through the squares and down the back alleys – anyone who is lucky enough to move to Venice must also be really determined to do so! Which brings us to our first travel tip: If you are visiting Venice and staying in a hotel, bring luggage on wheels. Trust us, you will be glad you did!

We will have a video up soon featuring our time spent in Venice so stay tuned for that! In the mean time, buena sera and good night!