So, the child that screamed was 2 rows behind us on the ‘big taxi in the sky’, but in reality she wasn’t that bad. Some old oke in front of us was worse, snoring so loud that I was sure he was going suck up all the air on the plane. Also, every time he took a breath in his mouth, he let air out his backside because there was a constant stink around him!
Anyway, our stop in Zurich made me realise how much I love S Africa. There is a relative freedom in an unstructured environment. Swiss precision is a little boring, boxed and not really all that colourful. Its not for me (could get used to the chocolate though… A LARGE LINDT SHOP!) Eish heaven!
Venice is a wonderful city that is really different culturally, boats are the cars and the age of the place makes me think that whilst we sleep, the city will slowly sink beneath the surface of the ocean. The problem with Venice in my mind is the number of tourists and the pollution/litter and bloody doves (flying rats) - see picture taken in St Marks Square. I was also horrified to see so much graffiti on ancient buildings. Very sad.
There is something special about Italy, a feeling that kinda makes you feel like you are part of something bigger than yourself. I think it’s the combination of historic infrastructure, religion, romantic notions (Casanova/Venice), colourful/expressionist people, fantastic design/fashion and yummy food. Not really sure what it is, I just love it. We are in Venice for 2 days, I couldn’t do more than that without boredom and bankruptcy setting in and then we move onto Tuscany…..
Will keep you posted!