Carmel and I spent a couple of days in Venice, Italy. We took the Ryanair option and flew to Treviso and got the coach into Venice. We were very jealous of the folks using Marco Polo airport and getting a river taxi into Venice.

The view from one end of the Grand Canal:

Every non-touristy street looks just like this one:

Burano was without doubt the most picturesque of the Venitian islands:

A view looking out on San Giorgio with the Bridge of Sighs behind the camera:



I had a week in Bangalore. The weather was a bit overcast for this trip and the highlight was probably being upgraded to business class in both directions on British Airways. But nevertheless, the food was good and the week was fun.

Bangalore skyline from the top of 13th Floor restaurant on MG road:

The driver took us to a fruit market off Airport road:

On the Saturday, Amitabh drove two of us to the outskirts of Bangalore and up into Nandi Hills: