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January 16th


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Well today I left Trieste by train for what would have to be the most beautiful city I've seen ever, Venice. Hopping off the train I got on one of the ferries, called a vaporetti, winding through the Grand Canal was a memorable experiece. Watching trademen work and move around in their boats, other ferries ferrying by with the odd gondola carrying tourists. Locals only seem to ride gondola's for important occassions, I dare say as an antiquated tradition.

Stepping off the ferry near San Marco's Piazza I tried to find my hotel. After walking around the narrow labyrinth of streets for close to 30 minutes I asked a local where my hotel was only to find out it was a mere 50 metre's from where I departed the ferry. My location is perfect! Literally 2 minutes to the major sites, what can I say, I lucked out.

Having dropped off my luggage in my room I immediately set out trying to take advantage of every minute available as I'm only here for a day. Unlike the places I've visited thus far, just walking around in the alleys is an experience unto itself, getting lost is a joy in this city. Crossing over the numerous bridges in the canals, walking past boutique fashion shops, glass shops and the numerous ristorante's is a fun way to spend the day. I made my way back at dusk to properly take in San Marco's Piazza and the Doge's (Duke's) Palace.


Posted by MrEden 16:15 Archived in Italy

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What wonderful experiences you are having. You are making me terribly jealous. Sounds like an absolutely beautiful place. Keep all these places in mind so when you get back you can make some recommendations to Dad and me.. Between you and Courtney Dad and I should have a fantastic travel agenda. Missing you. Take Care. Mum

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