- Therefore Another Prologue: Orient Express, Day 1
- Only Success and New Learning: Orient Express, Day 2
- An American Artist in London: Orient Express, Day 3
- It’s Not NOT True…: Orient Express, Day 4
- All Aboard!: Orient Express, Day 5, part a
- All Aboard! Orient Express, Day 5, part b
- All Aboard!: Orient Express, Day 5 & 6, (part C)
- Verily, Venice: Orient Express, Days 7-12
- Venice-Simplon Orient Express: thoughts
This is primarily a post of pictures, because right after Lisa got sick with the ‘flu, so did John. We both spent the days in our room, which fortunately had a small table with chairs and a couch, sleeping. Lots of tea was drunk, and we barely made it down for breakfast. The last days we made it out for dinner and a lunch in our area.
However! The hotel we stayed at, Cima Rosa Venezia, was exquisite and we would recommend them highly. A 15th century building located right on the Grand Canal, all of their rooms are suites. A superb breakfast is included, and Brittany is an excellent host. A water taxi and bus stand (San Stae) is a 5 minute walk away and the location is a 15 minute taxi ride south east from the Santa Lucia Train Station.
Here’s a look:
We simply must return again, and soon.
Our return was via Marco Polo Airport and we took the water bus directly there from San Stae for 11euros each. It took about 40 minutes and was a lovely way to be on the water (always the best choice in Venice). The bus runs every 30 minutes and no reservation is needed. (At high season I would plan to take a bus at least one run earlier than needed, just in case I can’t board because of crowds.) Once at the airport we walked about 20 minutes to get to the departures area . . . which is HUGE. There is plenty of seating and it’s quite modern.
And thus, with a tinge of regret yet a great deal of fondness, we close our final adventure of 2022.
Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that you both got sick, especially after waiting so long to have this adventure. I’m glad they took good care of you and if the other posts are anything to go by, it sounds like it was a magical trip up until then (and what parts you managed thereafter were also enjoyable). The Orient Express has never really been on my radar and now I want to go after seeing all of the lovely pictures and descriptions (will pass on the getting sick portion).
Now that 2022 adventures have drawn to a close, are you planning some more posts of daily life in Braga? As much as I enjoy the Euro-trotting adventures, I’d love to know more about adjusting to life in Portugal, differences between Braga and Seattle, and travel plans for the future.
Wishing you both a happy New Year and many more (illness-free!) adventures in 2023!
we’re taking advantage of the pause to do some planning. . . 🙂