About fifty kids from the Fabris art institute of Nove are playing whaiwhai in Venice today. Each yellow dot on the map represents a team. The students have been divided into seven groups today and will go on different itineraries of about eight stops each.
We’re monitoring the game from the whaiwhai platform’s window to the city. It’s fun to imagine the attitudes and the team spirit out there: some speeding up, others tired, others having trouble with a clue or getting side-tracked by an attraction we recall as being a particularly beautiful place. As we gauge their movements, we’re getting into the competition (some are rooting for the leaders, others for the stragglers) and enjoying the thought of these explorers traversing the narrow streets of Venice.
Our events continue to give us a sense of satisfaction, especially because they bring people together, very different kinds of people each time. Some of the students who are playing today have related to us a creative spirit and a sense of initiative… but wait, the game’s about to end.
Who’s going to win?
Update: By a fair margin, the winner is the 5thF Alfa team. Congratulations, and may the power of the Ruyi be with you!
One of the most authoritative references for those who are looking for luxury and boutique hotels is without a doubt the international network of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Well, one of their suggestions for Venice is The Ruyi, which they have included as the only entry in the “walks” section of their guide to the city. This acknowledgement makes us both grateful and proud, especially since we’re listed alongside many other activities in the city (and outside it — like the beautiful town of Asolo) that we find very interesting.
Here is a printable destination guide.
Hotel Alexander in Mestre, the mainland portion of Venice, has just added The Ruyi - Venice to its weekend package. Along with accomodations for one or two nights, guests can purchase a gamebook to complete the whaiwhai treasure hunt itinerary for a special price. It’s an attractive offer and an original suggestion from a hotelier many customers trust.
We’d like to thank Hotel Alexander for this good idea and we’re happy to have them as one of our retailers of The Ruyi - Venice.