Saved: October 15th 2009September 10th 2007
The campsite we stayed at on the mainland in Venice had another Top Deck crew visiting at the same time, so there was bound to be a wild toga party. I danced my ass off on a couple of energy drinks, and hit the sack at about 1.30am. However, a bug had been going around the bus, and this was the night that I started to get symptoms - sore throat, sinus pain, and generally lethargic and unhappy. So I didn't get as much out of our stay in Venice as I would have liked.The city of Venice is actually kind of like an island in the middle of an expanse of water. You have to cross a really long bridge to get from the mainland to Venice, which is why it is so unique to other parts of Italy and has all the canals and bridges and water water everywhere.
Gondolas and incorrect signs
I saw a bit of Venice, did an hour walking tour but didn't go on gondolas because of the cost. The canals are really beautiful, but its an easy city to get lost in because gypsies put up signs pointing the wrong way to trick tourists into
Yea, I know we're hot, even when dressed in a plain white sheet!
going to dodgy areas. Luckily I wasn't in the city long enough to get lost, but I did see a couple of men running from the police with sacks full of fake designer stuff. Its illegal to buy or sell fakes over here, even though everyone does it.We had a lovely lunch, Sicilian Soup with seafood, but I couldn't handle the hot and cold shakes I was experiencing, so I went back to the campsite for a sleep after a while. Lots of others did the same thing, whether it be because of sickness or hangovers.Had a pretty quiet afternoon, eating iceblocks to try and make my throat feel better, and recharging my appliances.The next morning was another early packing morning as we were off to...
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