la Biennale di Venezia

Don’t go out drinking all day and only get an hours sleep before an early flight.

Print your boarding pass well in advance

Only swipe your pass when quizzed by an official, as the time limit starts from the first swipe. After mine ran out I had a good day and half of free illegal travel (shhhhh!!)

Smoking is a great way to meet other people

If you can’t fit your suit into your bag, or have forgotten to bring a black rectangle, wear your suit on the plane

Do not wear woolen trousers

Embrace the chaos

Don’t pick up catalogues etc at the start of the day.

Book your accommodation for the Biennale early and stay in Venice itself

Carry a map, Venice is confusing at the best of times

Don’t pick up knives

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