I'm writing at an Internet cafe in Venice. The city is actually pretty small. I heard everyone gets lost here, but Phuong and I have been navigating it quite well and haven't gotten too disoriented.
I don't think this city is as pretty as any of the others we have been to, and there's not much to do besides shopping, but the people here are incredibly nice and helpful. I got a haircut (I'll try to post that picture here tomorrow!) that I love. It wasn't as pricy as I thought (20 Euros), and it's cute, chic. I think I look like the character Claire from the movie The Breakfast Club.
Tomorrow evening, we leave for Vienna. I'm excited for all the coffee!
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Venice at NightWe stayed at St. Mark's Square until the sun went down to see it lit up.
Fire DancersFor some reason unknown to us, there were people doing tricks with flaming sticks. It looked pretty cool, so we snapped a shot before heading back to our "hostel."
Our Italian FriendsI went into the Internet cafe for about five minutes, and when I came out, Phuong was sitting at a table full of older Italian folk! They were so funny, but they didn't speak a bit of English (nor us Italian...).
Phuong and the Accordian PlayerAs we sat at the cafe with the elderly Italian group, one of their friends (relatives?) came by, a young man who played the accordian. He played for Phuong and me.
Native American DancersWhen we went back to the train station to catch our train to Vienna, we stopped to watch a Native American dancing/singing group. They were really good, but I'm not sure why they were in Italy. Still, we loved it!