Finally no continental breakfast. Bacon, eggs & sausages to start the day right. We did have cold water until we got it sorted so we were running a little later than we wanted. Finally we were off though, as Kezia, Jac and I began the long trip into the city. We are finding our accommodation is fine, just a little way out from the city. Different to how Jac & I like to stay in these places. No matter though. After an hour we were back in Venice and in St Marks Square. After photos of St Marks Basilica, built in 1063, we headed to the top of Campanile di San Marco. At 100 meters high it is the highest place in Venice. When we arrived on top the bells started ringing for 2pm. Super loud. We got views right over the city and it gave a great perspective of how random the streets are here. It was then back to the square where we watched dueling orchestras on either side of the square for a while. Then we said goodbye to Kez and grabbed a water bus out to Murano. On the way we stopped at Cemeteri which was as the name suggests. A walled island which holds the graves of the Venetians. It was covered in trees and the birdsong was so loud. We wandered around the graves looking at the inhabitants and trying to guess their life stories. After an hour we continued on to Murano to look around. It is famous for it's glass products, figures, bowls, jewelry etc. We were here for a few hours looking at all the shops although after a while they all started to look the same. From there we grabbed a boat and started to make our way to Venice to catch another boat over to Lido. On the way we got a call from Janet and we organised to meet back in Venice. Our south african friends had made their way there too so we all went on an evening Gondola ride together. They are expensive alone but together the price is pretty good. So we spent the next hour cruising the canals as we got to see Marco Polo's & Casanovas houses. It was sunset, with good friends on the canals of Venice. Life doesn't get much better. The skill of the Gondolier was amazing as he went through the tightest turns and navigated the water traffic whilst never once touching his boat on anything. Eventually it was over so we headed back to St Marks square before purchasing some drinks & heading over to the island of Lido. On arrival we grabbed some pizza & calzones then walked to the other side of the island to find a nice sandy beach. Here we all sat and drank and talked and laughed until it was time to return to Venice. The walk back through town was quite a bit more noisy than when we arrived and no doubt the locals were happy to see the tourists leave. We eventually got our boat back to Venice where we said our final goodbyes to the Safas before continuing on to the bus station. Our bus was there waiting but we had all been dreaming of the pizza from yesterday. Jack found out there was a final bus in 30 mins so we were off. We followed Jacks innate sense of direction as he turned left and right through twisting streets homing in on that pizza place. It was nearly midnight so we lived in hope it would be open. Then as we turned a final corner the lights were like a beacon. We swarmed on the place and it looked like it was about to close. But the gods were smiling in us as we arrived to find 4 pieces waiting for us. We munched them down as we walked back to the bus, super happy with how life turned out. We caught the last bus and arrived back at our camp about 1pm. It was off to bed as we are moving on tomorrow. Yet another beautiful city to say goodbye to. Venice was just like we imagined, even the smell. A week would be perfect, but we have made the most of it anyway. Awesome place spent with awesome people.