Day 17, Florence, Venice

July 15, 2012

Sorry for the delay on this post. Wifi is hard to come by in certain countries.

We had breakfast, checked out with our friendly non-English speaking woman who led us places we were skeptical about at first, and caught our train to Venice this morning.

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What we thought would be an easy back and and forth commute from Venice to Treviso to drop our things at the hostel and then head back in to the city ended up far from quick and easy. Our factorization of a Sunday public transportation schedule failed to be taken in to consideration. Needless to say, it took a few hours to drop our stuff and return but we did and we made it back with plenty of time to explore the sinking city.

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It was beautiful wandering over the many small bridges that connect each similar yet so very different segment of the city. As I walked through the twists and turns of each street, I sometimes caught a whiff of sea breeze letting me know I wasn’t far from the out skirts. The quaint residential and less touristy areas were the more valued finds because there we were able to share the company of some residents as they walked their dogs or sat on a bench watching the water with a friend or loved one. It’s a very peaceful and romantic city, as is any place by the water where you can watch the sun go down.
Walking around the water led paths there were many people riding on boats and others, like this poor Italian boy who has no idea he is now on the Internet, working on theirs.

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Mike (my grandfather), this made me think of hiking the narrows with you, John, Richard, Liam, and Cealan:

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We made it back to our hostel by the airport and watched/listened to an Italian MTV-like channel of music videos as we went to bed.

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