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Aug 22, 2010 - Five Trains to France

Today I leave Italy for France. On previous trips to Europe, all of my travel (from country to country) has been by plane. But I wanted to have at least 1 long trip by train (other than the overnight trip to Verona), so I am going from Venice, through the Swiss Alps and on to Selestat. I decided to leave the hotel by 6:30am to make my 8:30 train from Venice Mestre as I needed to get the water bus first, and then take a train from Saint Lucia to Mestre. Since I was leaving before breakfast was available, my "personal bartender" Vennichio...

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