After 36 hours in transit including 27 hours of flying, three flights and two stopovers we have finally arrived in Venice. Our first stop over in Sydney almost turned into an overnighter as our plane was delayed due to ‘technical difficulties’. This turned out to mean that one of the catering trucks scrapped the side of the plane and due to safety etc had to get clearance from Dubai before we could leave. Turns out Sydney has 11pm curfew, luckily for us we flew out of there at 10:59 – PHEW. Our second stopover in Dubai was uneventful I just had to convince Steve not to buy a life sized camel statue ‘duty free’ – of course! Once we landed in Venice, we were whisked by water taxi to our hotel (Steve tells me he was like Micheal Schumacher on water). Although we are in a hotel, our room is actually down the ‘street’, around the corner and along a bit. We decided to venture out for a bit of a look around and to get dinner. We didn’t dare go too far as Venice is a maze of narrow lanes and ally-ways and we were sure we would get lost if we did. After 60 hours of no proper sleep we decided to call it a night. We’ll see you tomorrow Venice!