Day 14: Venice July 4th 2011 Monday, July 4, 2011
Nearly Missed It
Today was going to be exciting; I was going to learn how to be a gondolier. I got up and ready, and arrived at the meeting place before the scheduled time. But I didn’t see a gondola, guide, or group. I double checked all my documents. Yes, this was the right place and the right time. But no tour. I thought maybe they had left early and I was too ... read more
Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
Travel is a huge part of my life. If I'm not just coming back from a trip, you'll probably find me planning one. I have the travel bug for sure. Now that I have the means to travel more often, I thought an online journal would be a great way to keep in touch with family and friends (meanwhile making them wildly jealous) and would be useful in documenting my experiences for myself or anyone who may be interested in my destinations.
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