Paris

Ah, the city of Love! You do experience a bit of love and hate here, though. Hate the massive queues but love the attractions when you finally get in. Such was the case for the Eiffel Tower. We had planned to visit early in the morning but the lines were long at 9:30am so we came back at about 7pm. Still had to wait but not as long. We visited a lot of sites but didn’t want to wait the queues during the day. I really enjoyed the Catacombes. It might be a bit much for young people because there are so many human skulls and bones, millions in fact, all lined up neatly to make walls. It is basically a massive graveyard. The stained glass windows of Saint Chapelle are amazing as well. Disneyland tomorrow then flying back on Tuesday. Will see you all on Thursday! I will leave you with some photos. Bye.  

     

Firenze and Rome

Florence is an amazing city, very old and beautiful.  We walked around the markets where they sell lots of leather, bags, wallets, scarves, soccer jerseys, clothing and souvenirs. We walked up to Piazzale Michaelangelo to get great views of the city, and we also climbed the Duomo and went into the cathedral. Then Rome. Wow! We got here and toured the Colosseum. It’s huge and something you really need to walk through at least once in your lifetime. Then we walked up Palestine Hill and looked over the Roman Forum  so old! While here we checked out the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain (under construction), and we climbed the Spanish Steps and actually saw pickpockets in action. What they do is work on pairs, one holds up a bit of cardboard with writing on it to distract you while the other goes for what’s in your pocket. While you’re here you learn to say no, shake your head or ignore people that come up to you trying to sell selfie sticks or other stuff. Here are some photos. Bye. 

   
   

Venice

Hi guys, hope all is well at Bourchier St. We are here in Venice, Italy, and it is like nothing I’ve ever seen before! There are no cars or buses, I don’t think I’ve even seen a bike! There are canals everywhere so public transport is by boat. You mainly walk around so you’re feet are very sore by the days end.  There are gondolas on the canals too but it’s very expensive. They are €80 for 40 minutes.  The ‘streets’ are all alleyways and it’s so easy to get lost. It is a guarantee, actually. Lucky there are small signs on most corners that (sort of) point you in the right direction. If you keep following them you will eventually get where you’re going. The gelato is good here. Bit hard to find some fruit but we managed to! Until next time. 

   
     

Bavaria and Munich

Well we are about to finish up here in Munich and move on to Venice. Not looking forward to a 3:00am wake up to catch the plane but we need to get there somehow. Munich has been great. It’s a beautiful city. We have visited the city centre, castles and fortified towns. We have also eaten some great food such as bratwurst (sausages), sauerkraut (cabbage), pork knuckle and snowballs. There is so much history in this place, if you ever get to Germany if is definitely worth a look. I’ll leave you with a couple of photos. Hope to access wifi in Italy. Bye. 

   
   

Hello from Munich

We are experiencing some very different weather here in Germany, it has been quite warm today and now a thunderstorm is over us. Yesterday was deceivingly warm, only about 19 degrees but humid. Munich is a very beautiful place. During World War 2, 60% of the city was bombed so it would have taken a while to rebuild. Today we visited Dachau, an old concentration camp from WW2 and we also walked around the city centre where there is a lot of expensive designer stores and heaps of shopping  (I know some of the girls would have loved it!). Our flight from Mrlbourne to Abu Dhabi was 14 hours, soooo long, then 6 1/2 from there to Munich. We were glad to be on the ground and wslking around! Here is a photo from Abu Dhabi Airport, and one flying over Abu Dhabi. Until next time!

   

Gamestar Mechanic Task

You are to create an adventure game that tells a story.

The game must have at least 5 levels.

To get an idea, I have created a game. Play this game first. It is called Nino’s Revenge.

You will be using some of your computer time over the next couple of weeks to complete this.

Your will be marked on: Storyline, Challenge, Writing within the game (spelling, punctuation, grammar), enjoyment.

Game will need to be finished by Friday 22nd of May.

Good Luck

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