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Venice, Italy

USA | Saturday, 14 October 2017 | Views [345]

Chris made an arrangement mistake.  He scheduled out train stop one stop too early.  When we thought we got to Venice we got off the train and brought up directions to our hotel.  The hotel was still a long way away, not so far but across the water was the biggest thing.  Anyways, after a bit a research we determined we need to stay on the train on for one more stop.  This is the benefit of the EuroPass.  We just jumped a local train and road to the next station, a 20 minute ride.  This time getting of the train we had a 5 minute walk!

Venice is beautiful and crowed with tourists, which we added to!  We all kind of agree the tourist has taken over Venice and wondered if there were any locals around.  We walked all around getting lost and finding new passages, it was like playing in a maze.  On our way back to our hotel, yup we had a hotel in Venice, we found a restaurant that we liked so we decided to give it a try. The owner was very energetic and fun to watch. We only had to buy one alcoholic drink each to get the free buffet for dinner.  We did buy a couple extra drinks!  The girls split a bowl of pasta, since they could buy alcohol to get the free buffet, the owner ended up giving us the pasta free!

We could not bring ourselves to pay 100+ dollars for a 30-minute gondola ride.  So, after some research we found a place to learn how to row a gondola.  This was a much better experience.  It was a bit rainy, so we almost cancelled, but we decided to take our chances and go. Our guide was very experienced and helped steer the boat for us while we each took turns pushing the boat along. I think Kaleigh liked it the most.  It cost a bit more than a gondola ride, but we spent over and hour and learned bunch too.  Additionally, the company is solely owned and operated by females.  If you are going to Venice I would highly recommend taking the lessons in place of a gondola ride. If want the information feel free to contact us.

Our time in Venice was coming to end.  We did one more stroll around the city and headed back to pack out bags.. Our next stop we moved on to see a friend, Chris was really excited. 

Tags: florence, italy, nomads, world travelers

 

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