Travel Blogs from Venice
... I spent most of it
looking up into the mountains where we will be spending the next 2 weeks. I had
an Italian businessman next to me for the first part of the trip then a girl
who looked about Laura’s age got on just short of Venice. She was reading an
American newspaper. I spoke to her briefly when I was checking that I was getting
off at the correct stop. So it was funny the next day when I finished the long
distance event to find ...
... completely. To cool off a bit, we picked up a limoncito slushie from Alberto's, and hiked the 385 steps down the to the train station on the south side of town. For the first time our timing worked out perfectly and a train to Vernazza arrived within a couple minutes. We spent the rest of the afternoon sampling various local beers from different shops in Vernazza, eventually enjoying a summer ale on the breakwater while people watching. We found a bottle of the wine we had had ...
... weather and some pretty amazing views everywhere we went.
With the conclusion of this trip, I enter my last 3 weeks in a whirlwind of critiques and deadlines and one crazy Easter in Rome. My semester officially ends in 2 weeks with my final review followed by a week of clean-up and frantically visiting the things I have yet to see. More to come as I finish up my classes and do a little more exploring.
... studying in Europe for the semester. Since my family knew sam very well already we all spend the afternoon together by climbing a centuries old tower and grabbing some pizza. It was great to catch up with her, especially with a beautiful Italian city as the backdrop. It also just so happened that on this Saturday in Florence, all the state museums were completely free admission. That included seeing the Statue of David and a palace for us. We also stopped by a science museum and I ...
... the maintenance man to check. He duly turned up on his bicycle, took a look at the bus, asked if we would like 10amp and told us to wait while he went and checked that there was a space down on the water’s edge with a view of Venice and 10 amp power. He came cycling back and said he had a lovely spot for us, please follow me. Raewyn followed him in the car and I brought up the rear with the bus. He guided ...