Thursday, June 23, 2011
Heading to Venice & Lido di Jesolo
On Saturday morning... my family and I head down to Manchester. We are staying over night at the airport before flying out early on Sunday to Venice in Northern Italy.
We are staying in Lido di Jesolo again... although this time we have hotel accommodation in the centre of town.
The plan is two weeks of sun, sand and awesome Italian food... with a few trips to Venice (both in the day and in the evening). I will have my Nikon with me and I intend to get some awesome shots of what is my joint-favourite city (along with Paris).
We want to see more than just Piazza San Marco... and intend to visit other areas of Venice.
I don't know what access I will have to the interwebs and haven't organised data roaming for my iPhone. To be honest... I need a break and the connectivity "fast" will do me the world of good. As such I am calling a Email amnesty and won't be on Twitter or Facebook... I will try to be "off the grid" as best I can.
I intend to read William Gibson and Philip K. Dick on my Kindle... listen to music on my iPhone... watch some films and play some games on my iPad and take loads of photos with my Nikon d60. I also hope to find new ideas and inspiration... and channel this into writing. I have a few albums I want to review while I am away.
Most of all... I want to hold my wife's hand whilst walking through Jesolo at night. I also want to watch my daughters as they play on the beach. I am looking forward to some sun, if truth be told, as I am in fear of developing trenchfoot in Glasgow.
So... if you are looking for something to read while I am away... check out the seven question interviews... or find something new to listen to on bandcamp.
I'll be back before you know it.