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July 3, 2013

On the Canals, a Woman Paddles Against the Tide


VENICE — For more than a thousand years, Venice has had gondolas but never a female gondolier. But now there is Alexandra Hai.

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain