Friday, 30 December 2011

Three Fabulous Frugal Days in Venice

photo by A. Reid
Venice my favourite city it is so completely different from anywhere else I love it.
I live like a student when I am away and find the nearest Mcdonalds, I don`t eat the food but the Tea, hot chocolate and ice creams as well as cold drinks are as good as most places.

 It is  works out much cheaper to rent an apartment central to where you want to be, for example, St Marks Square. Although this is a noisy option if you are only going for a few days it is fine.  Being central saves the traveling from the surrounding islands and gives you more time in Venice itself.

  You can nip back to your apartment and make a quick lunch or dinner saving a fortune as Venice is expensive to eat out. Try and go on one of the Ghost Walks and as you walk the narrow alleyways you are sure to believe you hear the cries of the plague victims. 
Watch the massive yachts parallel parked alongside working barges and water taxis, in September the film festival comes to Venice and the glamour Hollywood competes for attention with the art galleries and churches.
St Marks Church Venice by A. Reid
 Catch the waterbus to Lido island and laze on the perfect beach where old elegant hotels line the seafront and cling jealously to their private beach spaces. The public beach is far more fun.  
Rialto Bridge Venice by A Reid
 Venice by a Reid

We flew from Luton Airport and paid £59 return for our flights in March with Easyjet.

We rented an apartment just behind St Marks Square for £300 for three days. We went mid week to keep the costs lower. We bought a 3 day waterbus pass and ate in the apartment. 

We hoped on and off the waterbus all day and wandered down tiny streets and crossed over ornate bridges. You can`t really get lost as you just head back towards the grand canal. I love it and would go every few months if I could. I have already visited three times and think it is excellent value if you are a little careful how you spend you money.

 grand Canal Venice by A. Reid

Things to do in Venice 

Thursday, 29 December 2011

All About Family - It`s Christmas

Christmas nothing like a good laugh with family and my neice Angie is always fun.

Angie life and soul of any party!

Mark and Dawns Wonderful Wedding  at Bodelwyddan Castle in Wales

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

My Gang

Christmas Day - Mark Katrina Anthony and Marks dog Sarron. My two sons and Daughter.

Katrina with Hubby Richard walking in Ashridge on Boxing Day.