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The Crowded Streets of Venice, her is my travel buddy in them.  
   

The Crowded Streets of Venice, her is my travel buddy in them.

The streets of Venice were so crowded that Sunny day at the end of July. Many vendors and shops were the source of it. We walked around and soaked in the atmosphere. Being interested in languages, I just mostly listen to people around me speak italian. It was amazing to be surrounded by this beautiful language. My friend and I went into shops, he was relentlessly looking for a pair of sunglasses, I was tagging along. We had the most wonderful gelato in one of the many restaurants on the streets. Gelato: Ice cream and gelato are not the same thing. Ice cream -- iced rich cream -- turns most flavors into pastels. Gelato, a combination of whole milk, eggs, sugar, and natural flavoring -- or fresh fruit and sugar in the fruit flavors -- is a less firmly frozen, softer, more intensely flavored and colored creation, essential to the Italian summer. We kept walking along these narrow streets. I was in awe of the architecture and the cultural differences that I saw. I was envious of the italian's relaxed attitudes and wonderful joy of life.
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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