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Here I am in Venice!  
   

Here I am in Venice!

I couldn't believe it, here I was in Venice! After years of seeing pictures in books and watching romantic movies with Gondolas and the canals, I was really here! When we got off of our bus, we were traveling with a group, we got on a boat to take us to the city. The boat was crowded, but I was so excited, it was my first time in Venice...or Italy for that matter. We got off the boat and stepped onto the ground of a busy market place. Little booths selling photographs, jewelery, trinkets and all sorts of souvenirs surrounded us and the narrow streets of the city were full of people. I remember that the day was gorgeous! I bright sun was shining and brought out the smells of the city...some good but mostly bad smells of the canal, still I was so curious and happy to be there. I had a travel buddy who had the same travel philosopy as I did: "Screw the travel map, and lets have an adventure!" So we headed out on our walk through Venice. It was a day I would not ever forget.
O Sole Mio!

July 11th 2002
My trip to Venice was short, but wonderful! I was working in Oberaudorf, Germany and we had a few days off, so we travelled to Italy. Our first stop was Verona to see an opera and then off to Venice. We only had one day to experience Venice, but what a day this was! I was with my dear friend Daniel and we spent the day walking around Venice. We saw the sights and enjoyed some beautiful weather. No ... read more
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