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Published: January 12th 2006
A shot of Italy's landscape from the train.
It's been a very long day. The night train started off well until a fourth person joined us in the middle of the night, and continually woke me up by turning on lights and then with hideous snoring. The real kicker is that all the rest of the rooms in our cart were empty -- but all the doors locked. Adam stood around with me in the early A.M. and then we went back in to go to sleep -- he gave me his i-pod to listen too <3 It took awhile, but I fell back to sleep for a couple of hours. Our train arrived late to Munich, so we missed our train to Verona, but we caught one 2 hours later. We had a little compartment, and I slept for the first few hours, and no one came in. The ride to Verona was long, but we didn't have to wait long to board our train to Venice. I was very happy to get off (too many trains!!!). In the train station this guy was talking about cheap hotels, so we followed him to this slightly ghetto one-star hotel. It's only 45 euro for both of us, so we
An old hospital ( Ospedale Civile).
took it. Hopefully we live through the night.
We walked along Venice's streets (no cars - it's kind of strange) and went to the Piazza San Marco, where there were lots of pigeons. It's pretty, though crowded with tourists.
We had pizza for dinner. It was very tasty (we hadn't really eaten since breakfust in Munich) and got some gelato afterwards. I'm very full now. Tomorrow we are going to go on a gondola ride and then head off to Florence for a few days. It'll be nice to be in one place again. Even though we still have 10 days left, it feels like things are coming to an end. I've been having so much fun I can't believe it'll be time to go home soon.
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